A good travel mug is a must when you need to take your coffee or tea with you on road. There are many different types of mugs available, so here are a few tips to consider before you purchase one.
Travel mugs are offered in both stainless steel and plastic with plastic being least expensive.
Even though stainless steel initially costs more, it will give you much better value for your money. Plastic mugs can break when dropped and they don't keep your coffee or tea hot nearly as long as stainless mugs.
You can expect superior performance from a stainless steel travel mug keeping your coffee or tea hot for about an hour. If you are looking for very best way to keep your favorite beverage hot or cold longer, look for a mug with stainless steel double wall insulation.
Stainless steel also cleans up easier than plastic and plastic liner over time will absorb coffee or tea. This build up will affect taste of your beverage and only way to remedy it is to buy another travel mug.
If you still prefer a plastic travel mug, make sure it has a stainless steel liner. The advantages of these are you won't feel heat on outside of mug and you have a variety of colors to choose from.
You should also decide if you want your travel mug to fit a cup holder in your car or if you want it to have a wide bottom for stability.
The advantage of a travel mug that fits a cup holder is you don't have to hold onto it. Just make sure dimensions of mug will fit your holder.
If you don't have a cupholder or don't like to use one, you need a travel mug with a wide bottom.
Look for a non-slip wide bottom because not all of them come that way. You don't want it to slide if you let go of travel mug.
Next, what kind of a lid do you prefer? The lids that snap on can sometimes come off if travel mug tips over or is dropped. Screw on lids are better because they stay on no matter what happens and that's idea of a travel mug to begin with.