OXO Pop Cleaning and Care Instructions
When it comes to cleaning and washing OXO Pop containers, I disassemble the containers. How you disassemble your containers depends on whether you are dealing with a OXO Pop 1.0 or 2.0 container.
On the OXO Pop 1.0 lid, you remove the bottom portion of the lid by twisting it in the direction of the arrows embossed on it. The silicone gasket can then be removed from the bottom portion of the lid. Disassembling an OXO Pop 2.0 lid is similar but both the bottom portion of the lid and the gasket can be removed by simply lifting them up.
I then let the gasket and bottom portion of the lid soak in the sink. I wash the top portion of the lid with a dish cloth, being careful not to let any water in on the underside where it can get stuck. I then dry each piece with a dish cloth and let it dry further overnight in a dish rack. Finally, I reassemble the lid in the reverse order that I disassembled it.
Frequently Asked Questions about OXO Pop Containers
Can OXO pop containers go in the dishwasher?
According to OXO, only the gasket of the Pop 1.0 container is dishwasher safe; however, OXO claims on product pages that Pop 2.0 is “now completely dishwasher safe”; however, I would not put the actual lid in the dishwasher (just the gasket and removable plastic part) because it can easily trap water and has lots of tiny mechanisms that could fail. Personally, I still wash everything by hand, dry with a dish cloth, and let everything dry further overnight.
What to do if you get water in the lid of your OXO Pop container?
I try to be very careful when washing the top portion of the lid on my OXO Pop containers, as they can easily trap water (the bottom portion and gasket is detachable, so I let those soak in the sink). If I get water trapped in the top portion, I just shake out as much as I can and let the lid sit overnight to resolve itself.
Can OXO pop containers go in the freezer or fridge?
While I haven’t personally tried to store my Pop containers in the fridge, OXO says their containers are safe for the refrigerator and freezer; however, they state that exposure to extreme temperature fluctuations can cause the container lid to lift due to changes in air pressure.
Are OXO pop containers microwave safe?
According to OXO, the Pop containers are intended for dry food storage only and should not be microwaved. I would echo this advise; why ruin a perfectly good dry food container? If you want to microwave foods, there are lots of good alternatives out there.
What do I do if my OXO Pop container lid gets stuck?
Sometimes your OXO Pop container lid gets stuck. This video provides step-by-step directions on how to fix a stuck lid for both OXO Pop 1.0 and 2.0 containers: