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Thermal-like Coffee Holder/Mug for Work [Moved from Not About Food]

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I have been on the hunt for the perfect coffee "mug" or holder that will: a) keep my coffee warm throughout the morning; b) does not spill out of the lid when I drink from it.

I have looked at the Nissan and Thermos mugs that go for almost $30, but I would like to know if these are worth the money. Any other recommendations?

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  1. The Nissan mugs are worth every penny. They are the only ones, in my opinion, that meet your criteria.

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    1. re: Pappy

      Thanks - is there a particular Nissan model you recommend?

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      Michele Cindy

      The target mugs do not keep anything really hot. I'd like a good one as well!

      1. most of the thermal mugs suck: they either leak or don't keep heat well. If they do keep heat well, either your burn your lips at the metal brim, or since you can't see well inside you can't see how much fluid is getting out so you end up like putting half of the content in your mouth and burn your mouth too!

        Most of them leave unpleasant metal or plastic taste, especially if you drink tea.

        I want to get those little USB mug warmers that you plug-in to your PCs - I saw it on Xmas gift section in the Times.

        1. Get the Migo stainless steel.

          At Target for $14.00.

          It's #1 in my book, and I have tried them all.

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          1. re: ODB

            While beautifully engineered and great fun to look at, the *plastic* Migo
            mugs have the thermal characteristics of a dixie cup. I haven't tried the
            stainless mugs, but if it's function you're looking for, stay away from
            the plastic ones.

            1. re: Jef

              Agree. They just felt cheap.

              1. re: ODB

                I don't think we're agreeing. The *plastic* migo mugs are, as far as I've
                been able to find, the best of the plastics. Good, solid, a lid that stays on
                when the mug falls off the table, and a really nice closing mechanism.

                Mine fell off the roof of my car (oops) at 30mph and keeps on ticking.

                The one place where they fail is in keeping things warm or cold for long
                periods. But I don't think they're designed with that purpose anyway.
                Takes a few dishwashings before the plastic taste goes away, too.

                1. re: Jef

                  The big question is, does it taste like plastic?

            2. re: ODB
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              Michele Cindy

              That's the one I have and ours does not keep drinks hot longer then the avg. mug.

              1. re: Michele Cindy

                Is there really such a thing as a "mug" that keeps things warm all morning, and does not spill, as asked in the initial post?

                "" have been on the hunt for the perfect coffee "mug" or holder that will: a) keep my coffee warm throughout the morning; b) does not spill out of the lid when I drink from it.""

                In my neck of the woods, we calls those things a "thermos", not a "mug".

                1. re: ODB

                  Yes - I think the Nissan and Thermos brands try to do that. They incorporate a thermos in the transportable mug that you can actually drink from.

            3. If you're going to spend money, why not spend a lot and get
              a nice lab-grade dewar flask? Some of these have a 4-day holding
              time ... :)

              Link: http://www.finemech.com/kgw_isotherm/...