With the NFL in full swing and the carbs are loaded in your snack helmets, it’s time to learn how to clean your new prized possession – the snack helmet.
Many people have been asking me a bunch of questions recently on proper ways to clean the helmet, so I thought it would be wise to write this out for you.
One of the great thing about these snack helmets is how easy they are to clean. With my first snack helmet, I would put everything in the dishwasher after each game because it would be dirty from all the awesome snacks I used. After a few washes in the dishwasher, I noticed the team logo started to peel. This was due to the high temperature wash and super hot water.
So, as tempting as it is, do not put the actual helmet in the dishwasher! Your team’s logo and any other decals on the helmet will start to peel or fade.
What you should be doing is hand washing the actual helmet and put the containers in the dishwasher.
Here is a simple step-by-step breakdown:
- Eat your snacks
- Disassemble the containers from the snack helmet (they snap off easily)
- Place the containers in the top shelf of the dishwasher. If you have never done this, ask a grown up to help you. 😉
- Wash your football snack helmet in warm soapy water with a soft cloth. Do not use any type of abrasive material because this will scratch your helmet.
Done! Of course, if you want to give your helmet a realistic look, use an abrasive scrubber and make up a story that you used to play for the NFL. 🙂
Do you have any washing tips? Let me know in the comments below.