There are a lot of insulated travel mugs out there for you to choose from. How do you know which one you should purchase? In our discussion today, we are going to give you some suggestions on selecting these travel mugs.
There are several features that you may want to have on any stainless steel travel mugs that you might choose. One of the most important tips about these mugs is to understand what their purpose is. Remember that travel mugs must be able to deliver both hot and cold beverages while traveling. They can be used in a car, in a truck, at home or at work. Most people are very particular about what type of container they will drink out of.
Let’s look at the different sizes that most insulated travel mugs come in. Most mugs are measured in ounces and are available in 12 oz., 14 oz., 16 oz., 20 oz., and sometimes 24 oz.
Timolino 17 oz. @tanium II Vacuum Travel Mug
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Comfort is essential whether at home or on the go. @tanium II Travel Mug is ideal for use in the car, boat, home or office. Wide non-slip base reduces chance of tipping over and spilling on important papers, computers, carpet, etc. Double wall insulation keeps your favorite beverage hot or cold longer.
- Holds 17 oz.
- 18/8 stainless steel
- Vacuum Insulation keeps beverage hot for cold for hours
- Splash-proof lid
- Wide scratch-resistant, non-slip base
OXO Good Grips Large Thermal Travel Mug with Cap, 24 ounces
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No more spills! Enjoy your hot beverage on the go with the OXO Good Grips LiquiSealTM Thermal Beverage Container. Three silicone seals insure no spills, and double wall stainless steel construction with vacuum insulation improves thermal retention to keep your beverage hot for hours. Just click to open and click to seal from a simple button. Drink directly from the Container with its comfortable, no-drip drinking spout, or pour a cupful into the drinking cup while keeping the rest of your beverage hot for later. A soft, non-slip grip gives you a secure hold when on the go.
- 3 silicone seals lock in liquids for no spills
- Double wall stainless steel with vacuum insulation helps keep beverage hot for hours
- One-handed activation. Button turns red when container is open
- Drink directly from container or pour into drinking cup
- Soft, non-slip grip
Thermos Stainless Steel King 16-Ounce Travel Tumbler, Midnight Blue
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The Thermos brand is well known as the quality and performance leader in insulated food and beverage products. The Stainless King series creates a new chapter in Thermos' storied history with a modern line that blends out newest technology with a dash of the past. Why Thermos? An ideal choice for people on the go, the Stainless King Vacuum Insulated Travel Tumbler is built to last and loaded with features to make for a more enjoyable drinking experience. Thermos vacuum insulation technology virtually eliminates temperature change within the beverage container by creating an airless space between two stainless steel walls. The result is an insulation layer that performs better than any other. A superior insulated container you can depend on to keep your beverages hotter, colder, fresher, longer. This travel tumbler keeps beverages hot for 5 hours or cold for 9, making it a great choice for long days out and about or in the office. Features and Benefits Constructed with double wall stainless steel, this 16 ounce travel tumbler is virtually unbreakable, yet its sleek design is both eye-catching and functional. The contoured body shape is easy to grip and fits most automobile cup holders. For tea drinkers, a built-in tea hook is just the ticket to brew tea on the go. The tea hook can also accommodate most loose leaf infusers. Recommended Tip for Maximum Beverage Enjoyment In order to maximize the incredible insulation technology, it is recommended to either pre-chill or pre-heat the travel tumbler just prior to use. This can be accomplished by filling the tumbler with cold or hot tap water, attaching the lid and letting it rest for a few minutes. Before you are ready to use, simply empty the water and fill with your favorite beverage. Attaching the lid will further increase the thermal efficiency. Leak-Proof and Worry-Free The Stainless King Travel Tumbler comes equipped with a 100% leak-proof DrinkLock sealing lid which operates simply by pushing the lever 45 degrees right or left to open and close. And because of the double wall insulation, the stainless steel body stays cool to the touch with hot beverages and condensation-free with cold beverages. The Stainless King Vacuum Insulated Travel Tumbler is made of BPA-free materials. Highlights Insulated: Keeps hot for 5 hours or cold for 9 hours with Thermos vacuum insulation technology Durable: Unbreakable stainless steel interior and exterior High Quality Materials: 100% BPA-free
- Ultra-durable travel mug for hot and cold beverages; 16-ounce capacity
- Unbreakable stainless steel interior and exterior
- Leak-proof Drinklock sealing lid
- Stays cool to the touch with hot liquids and is condensation-free with cold
- Hand wash only
Thermos JMH550P Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Grandé 18 oz Travel Tumbler
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The 18-ounce travel Thermos is made with ultra-durable stainless steel and is insulated for maximum temperature retention. Designed to keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold for hours, the Thermos is great for going on the go, to work, school, on a car trip, or camping. Its 2-1/2-inch-diameter bottom fits most vehicle cup holders. A comfortable rubber grip and sweat-proof design means the bottle won't slip from your grasp. The sip-hole cover flips open for no-spill sipping. Fine threading ensures the twist top seals tightly, while the smooth interior cleans with a sponge or cloth. Hand washing is recommended. The travel tumbler comes backed by a 5-year warranty against defects.
This tumbler offers easy-sip, no-spill commuting. Virtually unbreakable, this lightweight, vacuum-insulated thermos travels with you to work or for recreation. On arrival and for hours afterward coffee, tea, or soup will stay hot or lemonade, iced tea, or a sports drink will stay chilled. It's handsome and compact (8-1/2 inches high), plus its 2-1/2-inch-diameter bottom fits most vehicle drink holders. A band of soft, nonslip black rubber encircles the tapered, satin-finish exterior, ensuring a firm grip. The top and bottom are black plastic. The sip-hole cover flips open for no-spill sipping. Fine threading ensures the twist top seals tightly, while the smooth interior cleans with a sponge or cloth. Preheating or prechilling with hot or cold water is recommended. --Fred Brack
- 18-ounce travel Thermos made with ultra-durable stainless steel; insulated for maximum temperature retention
- Designed to keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold for hours; great for work, school, car trips, or camping
- 2-1/2-inch-diameter bottom fits most vehicle cup holders; comfortable non-slip rubber grip and sweat-proof design
- Sip-hole cover flips open for no-spill sipping; fine threading ensures twist top seals tightly
- Hand washing is recommended; comes backed by a 5-year warranty against defects
Here are some of the requirements that people look for when selecting thermal travel mugs. Probably first and foremost, it should be insulated in such a manner that it can hold both hot and cold beverages. The cover should be made so that the beverages do not spill. You definitely want the mug to be able to fit into either a cup holder or the holder in that comes with the car.
Another important factor that will be important especially if you are driving is the handle. To begin with you want it to have a handle that is sturdy and is easy for you to wrap one hand around and still continue to drive. We touched on the cover a littler earlier. You must remember that it must not only be able prevent spills, but you also want to be able to drink out of it and not spill the contents of the mug.
Have you ever tried to clean an insulated travel mug after the drinks have dried inside? I know that sounds yucky, but it actually leads us to a very important element when selecting a mug. You want to make sure that it is easy to clean.
The next element that we want to discuss are the covers. There are always several different kinds of covers. Covers can be very thin and fit over the mouth of the mug. For better coverage, you might want to select a mug that has a cover that screws on. You can also find mugs that have a flip-top cover. I have also seen covers where you squeeze the handles and the top flips up. You can also find various mugs that will take two hands to open and close the top based on pushing a button.
The last element that is important when selecting insulated coffee travel mugs is the internal part of the mug. There are different materials that the inside of the mug is made out of. It can be made of plastic, steel and some ceramic material. A lot of the mugs are stainless steel and others are stainless steel with the inner wall being made of plastic. The mugs with the plastic inner wall should be insulated with two layers of plastic. Plastic walls can crack and end up leaking the beverage inside.
In our conversation today, we have looked at some how to pick insulated travel mugs. We have given you some features that you should look for when considering a mug purchase. Make sure that you understand you’re purpose for buying the travel mug. Decide which features are most important to you and then prioritize the features based on your needs.