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Thread: Decent Travel Mugs

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    Decent Travel Mugs

    Looking for suggestions for durable travel mugs for coffee. The last 3 Ive bought "Cheeki brand" are easy to clean and keep the coffee nice and warm BUT they have a seam running down the side where the stainless is "welded". Seems they have a life of about 6-9 months and then the seam develops a leak. You hear a "sizzle" as you pour the coffee in and you know it will only last a few more weeks.

    Are there any Stainless type insulated coffee Mugs that are a single piece with no seam that people can personally reccomend.
    Will need to be tapered to fit car cup holder. Dont want anything too tall either as there is an increased risk of them falling over whilst driving

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    Hi Squeezy,

    I have used the insulated SS Contigo mugs and would recommend them as they keep hot stuff hot for a long time, have spill poof lids and are very tough. I switched to using a double wall glass kind (350ml) because, real or not, I was sensing a metallic taint to my early AM drive beverage from the SS Contigo, may or may not have been related the mug itself, the 2 x Contigos I own now occupy cupboard real estate - for emergencies etc.
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    **snap**

    I was grabbing a google link to Contigo and when I came back to the thread you had already replied.


    contigo - Google Search


    I have used dozens of travel mugs and the Contigo are easily the best. You can turn it upside down without a drip as it has a "trigger" on the back to operate it.

    This is the one that worked for me, it's 470ml and with a black coffee from the Brazen I'm still drinking it an hour after leaving home.




    The only thing you might need to do is to buy from a shop that you can walk into. They have lots of slightly different designs, the rounder design didn't work in my car cup-holder but this one does. (yes, I wandered in and out of the store/carpark and tried them first).

    The later designs (later than mine) have a internal mechanism that comes apart for cleaning (nice feature) but I found that a rinse after use and a dishwasher cycle once a week and it's spotless.
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    Thanks for the feedback. Will try and source one locally and test for fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I have used dozens of travel mugs and the Contigo are easily the best. You can turn it upside down without a drip as it has a "trigger" on the back to operate it.

    The later designs (later than mine) have a internal mechanism that comes apart for cleaning (nice feature) but I found that a rinse after use and a dishwasher cycle once a week and it's spotless.
    Had a look at one in shop. The mechanism ( spring etc ) Internally looks a little problematic for Cleaning. Not sure if the one I saw was the newer generation. Problem is one will be for the wife and she tends to leave the mug in the car until she gets home so any residue will be a bit caked by evening when it gets washed

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    Does sound like you viewed the older lid mechanism Squeezy. The new lid's insides pull out for easy cleaning, the old one is fixed in and "can" be a pain to clean, I've resurrected mine and am enjoying using it again.
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    Mine go in the top drawer of the dishwasher almost every day and have done for over a year. The lids of the old and new model both come clean. Best travel mugs you can get in my opinion!
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    Might have a look at the new Contigo then. Mine is an older design and the lid mechanism is a pain in the ass to clean. Always getting sediment build up there and end up throwing the blasted thing away.

    On the plus side, they fit the car holders and do keep things warm for a long time, so no complaint about general usage, just cleaning!

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    Forgot to mention. The coloured ones lose their "colour" in big flakes after a lot
    Of dishwasher cleaning where as the stainless steel one looks brand new still!

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    Thanks for starting this thread as I'm in the market for a good mug as well

    i have come across these ones
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HYOGTTG...csubtag=SH2054
    and from reviews they seem good.

    anyone got any experience with them?

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    i have come across these ones
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HYOGTTG...csubtag=SH2054
    and from reviews they seem good.

    anyone got any experience with them?[/QUOTE]

    I have one of the Zojirushi containers with a different shaped lid but the same closing mechanism as the one you have linked. I found it very hard to clean. I am currently using a small thermos which is very easy to clean but doesn't fit in the car cup holder. The search continues...

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