Your old travel mug broke, or you misplaced it at the office. And now, you have to buy a new travel mug. You have no idea how you are going to buy a new travel mug, because the one that got lost was a gift from your Aunt Betty. In fact, you have never bought a travel mug, because you only realized their usefulness after one was gifted to you.
There are many travel mugs available today. But, not all travel mugs are created equally. There are stainless steel mugs, and plastic travel mugs. Stainless steel mugs are heavier and expensive than plastic mugs; which also break easily, and do not keep beverages hot as long as stainless steel mugs.
So, if you are going to buy a travel mug, here are 3 killer tips to help you buy the best travel mugs:
Killer Tip #1: What will You Use it For
Before buying a travel mug, you need to know in advance what you will use it for. If you will use your mug while on the road, then you need a mug that fits in car cup holders. In addition, the mug’s construction should not obstruct you from the view of the road.
If you have a short commute to the office, then features such as temperature retention will not be as important, because any beverage in the cup will not have time to cool.
Additionally, if you are picky regarding flavor, then you need to buy a stainless steel mug. They maintain flavors, and on emptying the mug, most of them will not retain any flavors. This leaves the mug fresh to add a new beverage.
Killer Tip #2: Do You Drink a Lot of Tea of Coffee?
Contrary to common opinion, size does matter, when it comes to travel mugs. If you tend to drinks lots of tea or coffee while travelling, then you need a large mug, preferable a 16 or 20 oz. mug. However, if you are a light drinker, then a small mug is ideal, and an 8 oz. mug will be sufficient.
Larger mugs are expensive than smaller mugs, and knowing whether you drink a lot of tea or coffee ensures that you do not spend more money than you have to.
Killer Tip #3: Easy to Clean Design
Travel mugs are designed for travelling, and most can’t be thrown in the dishwasher. So, when buying a travel mug, you need to make sure that they have an easy-to-clean design. Wide openings, easily disassembled lids, and few nooks and crannies are what you need to look for.
If you can’t still find a mug suited for travelling after these tips, then consider looking at a travel mugs review. A review can help you choose a mug suited to your lifestyle based on price, and durability.