Can I use my Silo for warm liquids?
Yes, just make sure you pay attention to these important precautions first:
- Transport carefully: Ensure both T-Latches are fully locked before lifting with the cooler’s LipGrip Handles. Also when carrying, make ensure the spigot is facing away from you to prevent accidental spills.
- Pour with care: This spigot has a high flow rate, especially with hot liquids, which means hot liquids may drip out for a moment even after the spigot is shut off. So keep your cup underneath for an extra second or so.
- Prevent staining: Coffee (and other liquids) may stain if left in the Silo for too long. Make sure you wash and clean it out after using with hot liquids.
How do I care for/clean my Silo?
Use a mild dish soap and water to clean out any grime or grit. For tougher cleaning, use warm water, dish soap and a dish brush to scrub your Silo. Additionally, you can allow your Silo to soak or use a pressure washer to remove any lingering stains – just be sure you remove the SurePour Spigot before cleaning.
How do I properly clean the SurePour Spigot?
Keeping your SurePour spigot clean ensures a smooth pour. To clean, disassemble the spigot, wash pieces in warm water, dry, then reassemble. Be sure to reassemble the spigot correctly. See picture and diagram below.
How big is the Silo?
Silo holds 6 gallons of water. You can find a detailed sketch and dimensions on the Silo here.
How much does Silo weigh?
An empty Silo 6G weighs 16.5 lbs.
Is it okay to put Gatorade, punch, margaritas, mixed drinks inside my Silo?
Yes. Liquids like sports drinks, punch etc. will go great in the Silo 6G and stay refreshingly cold. Please note that frozen drinks / liquids will not flow optimally through the spigot, which has a built-in screen cap. Also keep in mind that some liquids are known for staining and those may make cleaning the cooler more difficult.
Is there a way I should carry Silo when transporting it?
Yes, using the integrated LipGrip Handles, we recommend carrying the Silo Water Cooler with the spigot facing away. Because you may unintentionally activate the spigot when carrying Silo and spill some ice cold water on yourself, it is best to face it away.
How do I secure the Silo Water Cooler to a flat surface?
We offer the Silo Mount accessory, which includes a mounting plate, straps and all necessary hardware.