Product Type: Cath Kidston Crockery
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A spotty and bubbly cup of joy!
Cath Kidston Bubbles Crush Mug
Member Name: jennikitten
Cath Kidston Bubbles Crush Mug
As part of my dooyoo Christmas stocking of prizes, I received this lovely Cath Kidston mug. Dooyoo must be secretly stalking me as I still haven't got around to buying a nice mug for work, but after careful thought I decided I'd keep this one at home as the ones at work tend to go missing on a regular basis.
The mug manages to find that balance between being elegant and having a large capacity. It stores a generous 18oz, which Google informs me is around 530ml - so it holds a lot but doesn't look massive. It's bigger than the standard size mugs I have at home, but it's not so big it's difficult to store, hard to wash or easy to knock.
The mug is a plain white colour, cheered up by the brightly coloured spots, or 'bubbles', in green, blue, pink, yellow and red. I often find with Cath Kidston that the designs are far too fussy for my tastes, but this simple design will suit any kitchen and I wish they did more things in this kind of style! There are also other designs in the range, including stars, and apparently a lot of people mix and match them to create a set. The mug has a shiny, glazed finish, and it narrows down to the bottom which has a rough china finish and a removable sticker with 'Cath Kidston' written on it.
The mug is made from fine china/porcelain, and it's a bit thinner than a standard mug but you don't feel you have to treat it extremely carefully like a cup. The quality is excellent and the mug is flawless. The design has an extremely good finish, and it does look like an expensive product.
As I don't drink coffee or tea, the only hot drink I've tried in this mug is hot chocolate. It does make a generous amount, and I tend to splash in a bit more milk and add an extra teaspoon of powder to prevent the taste being diluted. Despite the size it seems to retain heat pretty well and my hot chocolate didn't get colder any faster than usual. I also found that the bigger circumference was a bonus for stirring as it was much easier to mix together without little clumps of powder forming on the top. I've also used this mug for juice and water, and it's a good size to fill up and keep on my bedside table in case I'm thirsty in the night.
The mug is also dishwasher and microwave safe; I don't have a dishwasher so I haven't tested that, but I've had no problems using it in the microwave.
This mug is fairly reasonably priced at £4, and can be bought from Amazon and House of Fraser as well as other Cath Kidston stockists. This is more than you might want to pay if you need a complete set, but for £4 it would make a nice gift for an office worker or a coffee addict, particularly as it bears the Cath Kidston name and isn't a cheap 'novelty' mug. It's well-finished and durable, and as it doesn't come in a set you can buy odd numbers if you wish. This is also the kind of mug that would look great as part of a set hanging underneath a kitchen cupboard or dresser, and if I ever get around to buying a new kitchen there will definitely be a hook for it!
No disadvantages for this one, so a full five stars and thanks to Dooyoo for sending it to me!
Summary: 5 stars
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