Not everyone in the world is privileged to have their very own awesome flask. If you’re one of the fortunate ones in existence to have the pleasure of toting a hip flask, then don’t take it for granted! Make sure you know how to take care of that thing so it will last you a lifetime. If you don’t fail your flask, your flask won’t fail you! 🙂
So how exactly do you take care of a flask? Well, we’ll tell you! Here are some crucial pointers that we think all flask owners (and prospective owners looking at flasks for sale) should know.
- When you get a new flask, you should clean it simply by putting some water inside, putting the cap on, shaking it up a few times, and then removing the cap and dumping the water out. You can do this two or three times if you want, and there is no need to use any type of soap. Most quality flasks are made out of stainless steel, and the soap could affect the sleek coloring and appearance of the stainless steel, and is not necessary to clean the flask.
- After you rinse it, and empty it, you can turn the flask upside down, and really shake a time or two, to remove any excess water, then let it sit on the counter or table, on its side, to air dry completely. When filling you flask with liquor, you can use a small funnel, to prevent spilling or wasting any of your favorite beverage, and to avoid spilling any on the outside of the flask.
- If you flask ever develops any type of odor, you can put some water inside, and about a tablespoon of white vinegar, then cap it, shake it up for ten or twenty seconds, then dump it out, and then rinse it with plain water a few times, until the vinegar smell is gone. A quality flask will last you a lifetime, if you take good care of it.
- Some folks clean their flasks with some water, vinegar, and baking soda, but as previously mentioned, you would not leave the solution in there for an extended period. Just put it in, cap the flask, shake it up, even for a minute, then pour it out, and then rinse it out with fresh water, several times. Always lay the flask down, and leave it uncapped to air dry, before filling it with your favorite beverage.
- Also, you and your flask will be better off if you don’t leave your favorite alcohol or any beverage in the flask for extended periods. It is fine to put liquid in there and use it for a few days, but if the flask will not be used, and will be stored on a shelf or in a cupboard for an extended period, it is best to leave it clean, dry, and stored away empty.
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