Best travel coffee mug
I'm currently in the market for a travel coffee mug and am having trouble finding the "perfect" one. My requirements are:
1. Vacuum insulated, double walled. I would like to be able to keep my coffee hot for as long as possible.
2. Lid should be easy to clean and not have any crevices that are difficult to clean inside or can trap liquid which will mold.
3. Leakproof is nice but not essential. I don't plan on putting the cup inside a bag or anywhere where it won't be sitting upright.
I tried this Thermos mug out:
It meets almost all of my needs except the lid is very tedious to clean as you need to disassemble it into five different pieces each time you clean it in order for it to dry out all the way. Something like this but with a simpler lid would be perfect.
Unfortunately its hard to shop on Amazon for these cups as most of them don't show pictures of the underside of the lids.
If anyone has any suggestions that would be great! Thanks.
I have this one:
Not precisely a "mug," but the contents stay hot for a long time, the lid design is simple and the parts are easy to clean, it's virtually leakproof, and the narrow shape works with all cupholders (or the mesh side pocket of a backpack).
Contigo vacuum insulated AUTOSEAL travel mug.
You can get two in a package at Costco for $19.99
12 oz double wall insulated 18/8 stainless steel
Keeps beverages hot for 4 hours and cold for 12 hours.
Does not leak if you turn it upside down, sideways or shake it upside down....whatever.
Easy to clean. Had it a year using it everyday and still doesn't leak. The other is still new in the package.
re: Jeri L
Contigo 2 for $19.99
This link is more representative of the Contigo Travel mugs they sell at Costco.
They are not colored stainless steel. Only the tops are different colored.
Actually on the package it now says the lid and bodies are dishwasher safe, with a notation that previous mugs with "colored bodies" ....the lid is dishwasher safe, but the body is hand wash only.
This one has been working out pretty well for me. I'm not sure how long it really keeps coffee warm as I usually finish it off in under an hour. I've been washing it in the top rack of the dishwasher. The lid screws on and then has a simple flip up piece to cover the drinking hole.