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My straw broke – how do I get it repaired or replaced?

Can you make a special ordered size?

What is borosilicate glass?

Why do you use borosilicate glass?

Will my straw break if I put it in the dishwasher (or microwave)?

Will the decorative dot colors ever fade?

Are these straws hard to clean, do I really need a cleaning brush?

How long will it take to get my order?

Can my straw break with normal use?

Will my straw chip or crack?

Why don't you carry colored straws?

How do I get a refund if I am not satisfied?

What if I don’t like the color on my straw?

Where are all of your products made?

How do I safely store my glass drinking straws?

My straws have become cloudy, how can I get them to sparkle again?

 

Q: My straw broke – how do I get it repaired or replaced?
A:
Go to our GUARANTEE page and see instructions towards the bottom of the page. If we cannot repair it to original condition, we will gladly replace it.

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Q: Can you make a special ordered size?
A:
In most cases, yes, we can.  Actually we have made a number of unique sized straws for people with special needs (see Testimonials). Some people have a favorite container that they would like a custom length straw for. Please email us with your specifications and we will contact you with a quote.

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Q:What is borosilicate glass?
A:
Borosilicate glass is a type of glass with the main ingredients of silica and boron oxide. Borosilicate glass is most well known for having very low thermal expansion, making it resistant to thermal shock, more so than any other common glass. It is also non-porous and Hypo-allergenic. Borosilicate glass was first developed by German glassmaker Otto Schott in the late 19th century.  Borosilicate glass is often used for high-quality beverage glassware and kitchenware (a popular brand name is Pyrex®). Borosilicate glassware has increased durability and has microwave and dishwasher compatibility. It contains no lead.

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Q: Why do you use “borosilicate” glass?
A:
We use borosilicate glass because it is the strongest commercially available glass on the market, it is the same type of glass that your vintage glass coffee pot or your Pyrex® pie plate is made from.

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Q: Will my straw break if I put it in the dishwasher (or microwave)?
A:
Your straws will easily withstand dishwasher and microwave use. We actually recommend sanitizing your straws in the dishwasher.

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Q: Will the decorative dot colors ever fade?
A:
No, any color that is on our straws is actually colored glass. We do not use any paints or coatings on our straws.

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Q: Are these straws hard to clean, do I really need a cleaning brush?
A:
We recommend that you rinse your straw thoroughly when you are finished using it.  If it is left to dry without rinsing, it may be difficult to clean the inside. Simply soak your straw in warm soapy water and then use the cleaning brush.

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Q: How long will it take to get my order?
A:
GlassDharma normally ships within 2 days. If there will be a delay in shipping, we will notify you.

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Q: Can my straw break with normal use? 
A:
We use only borosilicate tubing, under normal use it will not break.

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Q: Will my straw chip or crack? 
A:
If it is dropped there is a possibility of chipping or breaking. If you ever notice any chipping, cracking or breakage, DO NOT USE THE STRAW!!  Go to our GUARANTEE page and see instructions for returning your straw towards the bottom of the page. If we cannot repair it to original condition, we will gladly replace it FREE.

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Q: Why don't you carry colored straws? 
A:
We started to carry the colored tubing when we first started out even though the only source is importing them from China. We soon discovered that the quality and availability was very inconsistent. We insist on offering only top quality products and find the colored tubing to be inferior. What is called “heavy wall” tubing on the Asian market is actually more of a standard or medium walled tubing compared to what we carry.

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Q: How do I get a refund if I am not satisfied?
A:
Go to our GUARANTEE page and see instructions for returning your straw towards the bottom of the page. We will issue you a refund for the total amount of your purchase (excluding shipping).

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Q: What if I don’t like the color on my straw?
A:
That would be covered under our satisfaction guarantee policy. Go to our GUARANTEE page and see instructions for returning your straw towards the bottom of the page. we will be happy to replace them with another color, or refund your money.

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Q: Where are all of your products made?
A:
Our straws are all hand made in Fort Bragg, California. Our Hemp Sleeves are made in Linden, California. Our cleaning brushes are manufactured in the U.S.

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Q: How do I safely store my glass drinking straws?
A:
Glass drinking straws should be stored where they will be seen and used!  One recommended method is to put them in a tall glass jar.  They look beautiful displayed as a bouquet in a “vase” in the china cabinet, brought out for use when the beverages are poured or simply stick them in a tall drinking glass and put them out on the bar or counter for easy access.  If storing your glass drinking straws in a drawer, it is recommended that they have their own compartment, separate from other utensils.

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Q: My straws have become cloudy, how can I get them to sparkle again?
A:
No they are not defective. If your glass drinking straws become “cloudy” from hard water conditions in the dishwasher, simply soak in distilled white vinegar. Using a cleaning brush can speed the process to return the glass to its original crystal clear transparency.

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