I recently stopped taking the top off when cleaning my Takeya pitcher for a few days, and then when I took it of again, ick. So I decided to start a thread for advice on best pitcher use, from experience. My contributions:
- Always take the top off the pitcher when cleaning, not just the screw lid. It doesn’t take long, and you avoid a gunk build-up. (I don’t need to pull out the two silicon gaskets.)
- When rinsing soap from the pitcher, holding it upside-down and shooting a sprayer upwards inside is MUCH faster
- When making soylent, always add a couple inches of water before adding the powder, and then mix immediately - this ovoids sticking on the bottom. Otherwise, the psyllium in the powder will quickly form a glue-like bond to the edges of the pitcher, and may take a long time to soak up enough water to come “loose” again.
- When closing the pitcher, don’t over-tighten, just make it snug - squeezing the silicon gaskets deforms them and causes leaks. Either one, if deformed, can make the pitcher leak. Tightening tip: unscrew both the lid and the handle. Then hold the pitcher in one hand and the lid in the other and screw it on; the lid and the handle will simultaneously tighten… but as you snug it up, one of them will stop moving first. That’s when you stop tightening; when one stops moving, they’re both tight enough.
Feel free to add any more you come across!