Question of the day: Can stickers go in the dishwasher?
Since we're a sticker company, we get asked about our stickers and where they can stick and if they're dishwasher safe.
Our short answer is an astounding, yes!
We've only had one instance where the customer had stated that their sticker feel off in the dishwasher (should I be telling you that?) but otherwise have had 100s of reviews that it's perfectly fine!
We've even stress tested this ourselves before even releasing one sticker into the wild.
As they say, some stickers can handle the heat and pressure, but others can't.
If your sticker is made of paper or has a delicate design, it's better not to risk it. They're more likely to peel or get ruined, so don't put them through the dishwasher. However, if your sticker is made of more durable materials like vinyl (like ours is) or plastic, then it can probably handle the heat and power of the dishwasher. It is recommended by our manufacturer that the sticker is attached to the water bottle for at least 24 hours prior to putting it into the dishwasher.
But, before you start throwing your sticker-covered items in the dishwasher, make sure to check the label or packaging to see if it's dishwasher-safe. If there are no instructions, do a little test run with a separate load, away from other items, to see how it holds up.
In general, be sure to use a gentle, non-abrasive detergent when washing items with stickers. Harsh chemicals can damage the stickers, and we don't want that. Finally, avoid using high-temperature settings on your dishwasher, as this can also cause damage to the stickers.
Check the materials and design of your sticker, and always read the label or packaging to see if it's dishwasher-safe. Use a gentle detergent, avoid high temperatures, and have fun sticking those stickers!