How do I clean my TORUS™ bowl?
Your TORUS™ bowl is robust and should last you a long time. However, we do recommend that like any drinking utensil, it should be cleaned to maintain its presentation and hygiene.
You should wash out your new TORUS™ bowl before its first using the warm soapy water. Fill the bowl, add the soap, put the cap on and give it a good shake. Then rinse out.
Every Torus Bowl now comes with antimicrobial technology for extra peace-of-mind. You can read more about TORUS™ Antimicrobials.
Every TORUS™ bowl can be cleaned with:
- warm soapy water or vinegar and then thoroughly rinsed regularly,
- sterilizing tablets which are readily available from your supermarket, such as those used for baby bottles every few months, or
- the dishwasher (top rack) once every few weeks.
Sometimes dirt and other particles can get stuck in the entrance to the water well. We recommend using a dish-brush regularly to remove any build up.
What may cause white ‘tidal marks’ in your TORUS™ bowl?
Tap water can come from different sources in different countries and contain different chemicals and elements. For example, in many countries the water is from subterranean aquifers or even from desalination plants, whereas in other countries, drinking water is drawn directly from lakes and rivers. Different water sources and chemicals in the water can leave marks on water bowls.
What materials do we use?
The materials that we use to make TORUS™ are quality food grade materials and should not discolor. It would be very unusual for plastic (Polyproplene - EP332K) to react with water. Moplen EP332K resin meets the FDA requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations in 21 CFR 177.1520 for food contact and is recyclable.
Note: An odor may be present or small fragments of carbon may be visible when you first use your TORUS™ bowl. This will subside. It is harmless and safe for pet consumption.