How to Clean Your Yeti Cooler

How Dirty is your Yeti?

Dirty: For general cleaning we recommend using soap and warm water to clean the inside of the cooler. Be sure to get in the corners, near the drain plug and the seals at the top of the cooler.
Pretty Dirty: For a more thorough cleansing and problems with strong odors, clean your Yeti Cooler with a solution of warm water and bleach (6:1 ratio) with a sponge or mildly abrasive rag. Odors can easily get trapped in hard to reach areas such as around the gasket and drain plug, so be sure to thoroughly scrub those areas.
Extremely Dirty or Smelly like your great aunt Suzanne: For tough stains and very foul odors we would recommend cleaning your YETI with a high pressure soap spray found at a local do-it yourself car wash.
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    • Shayna

      Bleach can corrode Stainless Steel so we do not recommend using it on the Yeti Tumblers. It will also leave damage and stains on the surface. Some people have had success removing stains using a stainless steel cleaner and polish.

  1. Emily

    What if your yeti isn’t white? Mine is coral and has blue scuff marks on it, will that help take them off?

    • Shayna

      It’s definitely worth trying out! We haven’t tested this on a colored cooler though so we’d suggest spot checking when using bleach, try on a small part on the bottom of the cooler if you decide to use bleach and be sure to dilute it as well.

  2. Donna

    I used vinegar inside and out to clean my yeti cooler after flood waters. But on top of yeti after I rinsed and let it dry it is now sticky to the touch. Any ideas to help with this?

  3. Kelly

    My Yeti cooler bag got stained, I tried the diluted bleach solution recommended after brushing with soap and water and stain won’t come out, any suggestions?

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