Need travel coffee mug suggestions.
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Posted: 1/18/2013 8:49:55 AM
I start commuting on the 28th and I need a new coffee mug for travel. The ones I have work well for awhile and then they start to leak around the top. Not pretty when you get to work with coffee down the front of your shirt

Anyway, any suggestions? I am not concerned with price if it something that will truly last me more than a couple of months.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 8:56:22 AM

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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:07:50 AM
If you have a long drive and want your coffee to stay hot, I'd recommend one that plugs into your car accessory jack.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:14:16 AM
I would go with a Contigo travel cup. They truly are spill proof and keep things hot for quite awhile.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:18:49 AM
Another vote for Tervis

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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:28:16 AM
I would never replace my tervis tumbler coffee mug!

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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:28:19 AM
I asked this back in December and the most recommended was the Contigo one. They are available at Target for $20 or so.

I have two but I will suggest you try to clean it soon after getting home. I left hot chocolate in it by accident and I think it might be ruined. I can't get the smell out despite soaking and repeated cleaning.

ETA: If you go to Target, look in Housewares, not Sporting Goods. At first I couldn't find them since I thought they'd be near the Sport type water bottles.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 10:30:59 AM

I would go with a Contigo travel cup. They truly are spill proof and keep things hot for quite awhile.

Another Contigo owner here. LOVE mine and now DH has one, FIL has one, nephew has one, sister has one..... ; all because they saw/used mine. I got mine at Costco, in a 2pack for $20. As a PP said, Target also has them, $20 a cup.



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Posted: 1/18/2013 10:59:15 AM
Thermos brand manufactures a very well insulated and liquid secure travel mug. I swear by it. My coffee stays hot for a few hours as I sip it during the morning. Dishwasher safe! I have purchased tons of travel mugs over the years with regret and disappointment in terms of not being easy to clean (I'm a dishwasher girl.), heat retention, non-leaking, easy to carry and volume (holds up to 20 oz.).


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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:03:44 AM

I would go with a Contigo travel cup. They truly are spill proof and keep things hot for quite awhile.

I love my Contigo better than my Tervis for hot coffee. I bought mine from Starbucks for about $20, then noticed one day that QVC had them as the Today's Special Value, so I bought 2 for $20, including s&h.



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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:13:01 AM
I'll agree with the Contigo tumblers. I've never had one leak. They are metal so they don't retain odors. I bought a set if two at Costco for around $20. I think they do a good job keeping things hot or cold and I wash them in the dishwasher.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:10:59 PM
Contigo, my Dh husband has left his at work for a week with left over coffee and milk, just LOVELY. What worked to get it clean was bon ami powder cleaner and quite a bit scrubbing to get the stains out. I also was bleach cleaning it once a week.

I finally got him converted over to Tervis like mine, much easier to keep clean. And he loves all the designs I've bought just for him



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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:26:55 PM
Another vote for the Contigo ones here! I have them for coffee and tea (separate ones of course) and I totally love them!



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Posted: 1/18/2013 1:40:15 PM
My very favorite one is from Hastings (book/video store...not sure if you can get online). It never spills and is easy to clean. It is plastic but doesn't warp and dishwasher-able. I have dropped it a lot and never breaks...and have had it for 6-7 years.

I have the Contigo (love it but hard to get the smell out when I leave coffee in it at work).

My Eddie Bauer one is great and 10+ years old. It's thin metal so doesn't stay hot long, but always looks good. My problem with it is it's short and squat so doesn't fit in cup holders, but is great at work or at home. Not sure where it's from...was a gift.

Oh...and my Thermos is great...but has a screw on lid. Not great for in the car but outdoor events is where I use it

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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:19:47 PM
Tervis, Tervis, Tervis! SIL gave us some for Christmas and I have never loved a cup so much.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:29:46 PM
Contigo. Either through QVC or Costco. They keep my coffe hot for 4-5 hours and never spill or leak. Once a month I use about 1/2 a denture cleaning tab and hot water to clean, otherwise I wash in the dishwasher at home or hand wash at the office. I have older ones that are 4 years old and still great. The new ones from this year fit under my Kerurig and still hold the largest cup on the Kerouac machine and room for lots of cream or syrups or whatever.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:34:06 PM

My husband loves his from Starbucks. He loved it so much he bought a second one. He now makes two cups in the morning and takes them with him, he says they stay hot for hours and no leaks.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:46:12 PM
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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:50:16 PM
I have a metal travel mug from Starbuck's. It is the best one I've had. Coffee stays warm til afternoon. It has a flip stopper that never leaks, and I have dropped it several times. Do not get their plastic coffee mugs, they're worthless for keeping drinks hot.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:50:59 PM
Contigo for sure! I love my tervis but not for hot beverages.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:53:38 PM
Wow! So many suggestions! I do not have a costco, Target is 45 miles away so I may start at the Starbucks first. Thanks ladies!


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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:29:55 PM
I have a 20 oz stainless travel mug from Starbucks. It is the same size as their venti cup so it holds a lot of coffee that stays hot almost all day.

I'm on my phone and can't figure out how to quote, but someone asked about getting rid of the bad smell if you don't clean it tight away. Try putting about 1/2 inch of baking soda in the bottom of the mug after you clean it, add hot water, put the lid on, gave it a good shake and let it sit on the counter for a day. Use some baking soda on the lid too and wash everything again with soap. This works with the stainless mugs, I am not sure about plastic.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:33:13 PM
Contigo... like others have said spill proof, they keep coffee HOT and they are 2 for 20 at Costco. They have fun designs too.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:53:54 PM
Contigo. They're at Costco. It's what we use for hot chocolate on the way to school or work

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Posted: 1/19/2013 12:10:49 AM
Wow, I've never heard of the contigo brand, I'll have to take a look.

I love my Bubba mug. I use it for iced tea, though. There's often still ice in it after sitting on my desk all day. I haven't used it for hot stuff, but I know that's what most people use them for .

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Posted: 1/19/2013 12:56:56 PM
We love the Starbucks stainless steel cups. I have 2 20oz and my daughter has. 16oz. They really do keep coffee/tea hot for hours. I hated the contigo one.
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