I never have enough time in the mornings. I have so many things I need to do before heading out the door for college and if I don't get a cup of tea before I leave I can be pretty grouchy. When I saw one of these travel mugs a year or so back, I thought it might have been the ideal solution to never having enough time for a cuppa before I leave the house; take it with me!
Mine is much like the one in the picture, being black on the bottom and top and silver in the middle, with the thermos logo plastered across the side. The look of the thing didn't really bother me much, given that I only wanted something to drink out of, so this seemed ideal.
I believe I paid about £3.99 for my travel mug from one of those department store type places, like BHS or something, although I can't remember exactly which one. I thought that this was a very reasonable price, considering that this gadget was supposed to keep my drink warm while I made my way to college, and would give me enough time to drink it while I walked.
Unfortunately though, I've had a few bad experiences with this product. The lid doesn't seem to fit it properly, and regularly I end up with dribbles of tea running down the sides of the mug when I pick it up to drink out of it. This is particularly bad if I've put it near my college work, which then manages to get covered in tea. Naturally, my tutors aren't very impressed by this, and neither am I!
Since buying this product, a few of my friends have bought the same thing. Some of them had no problem with the product, while others have said they had the same problem with it that I did, so I can only assume it's something that is fairly common with this product as well, which is a shame because the concept is good.
When it comes to drinking from the mug though, it's fine. It does what it says on the tin, so to speak. It's easy to drink out of and certainly does keep my drink warm for the walk to college. As long as I keep the lid on it, it seems to still be warm as much as an hour later, which is really all I needed from it.
Another added bonus is that it keeps your hands nice and warm on a cold morning walking out in cold weather, so the hand warmers I have bought over the years aren't as necessary with this to hand!
In summary, it does keep my drink warm and is easy to drink from. I only wish the lid would fit it a bit better so that it didn't dribble drink onto my work.
==Thermos Travel Mug==
Okay so a little while ago I think I was going over board with trying to save money through reducing my electricity and gas bills. I think this stemmed from getting one of those house display meters which shows you exactly how much power you are using at any one time and calculates how much this is costing you.
Anyway I realised that the amount I was boiling the kettle each day was ridiculous and costing me a small fortune especially when I was often not making my cup of tea when the kettle had boiled and would often re-boil it to heat it up. Also I would find that I would make myself my tea and then more often than not get side tracked with cleaning something or generally doing anything but not drinking the drink I wanted as it would soon get cold and undrinkable.
So with this in mind I thought that if I paid out a few pounds and invested in a Thermos mug I would be able to make up my tea in the Thermos and it would keep it a lovely warm temperature for much longer and it would ensure I was not having to reboil the kettle or keep making myself fresh cups of tea (also saving on sugar and tea bags!).
==Price and Availability==
I was looking in my local home ware type store that does everything and anything you can think of and I get a professional discount in there (working for the NHS) and I can across this Thermos travel mug for what I considered a very reasonable price. I had seen the cheaper type of alternative in places such as Poundland but I was sure that they just wouldn't live up to the Thermos name and the brand which has been around for so long and thus would be a waste of money. This 450 Thermos Travel mug was priced at £4.99 p and with my 20% discount I was able to get it for a nice reduction.
Although I purchased this mug from my local home ware store the Thermos brand seem to be sold in many a different place from Tesco's to sport shops and the sort. This mug I think must be a rather popular one for commuters and the like as I have seen it stocked in a lot of high street stores. Of course having had a little look online you can probably get it for the cheapest price on there so it is worth having a little look around.
==Look and Style==
The size of the Thermos is perfect for a large cup of tea or coffee and it holds a total of 0.45 litres which is great. It is made of stainless steel on the outside and there is an insulation inside the layers of the mug which is made up of foam and works at keeping the drink inside the travel mug warm for up to 2 hours! This gives me plenty of time to make up a brew and then faff about a lot with the housework and still be able to drink my drink.
As with all Thermos products this travel mug came with a long guarantee of 5 years which I think shows how well the product is made as the company are sure that it will last at least this long - if not longer - without any problems.
The travel mug itself states that it is designed to be taken out of the home although I don't think mine has gone out at all. But if I wanted to take it out (and I probably will be doing so when I have to do the school run for my little man and having a new baby I am sure there won't be any time for my usual 2 cups of coffee!) the mug does fit into most car cup holders which is a very good aspect if I may say so.
==My General Use of the Mug==
I find that using the mug is great and it will actually keep the drink at a drinkable temperature for longer than the stated 2 hours. The handle on the side of the mug is made from a chunky black plastic which is shaped to give maximum comfort when holding it and drinking from the mug. The chunky black plastic lid is great for keeping the drink inside and it has never once leaked or been spilt. The lid is easily twisted on and off to fill the mug up with drink and to open the hole to drink from the mug is easy done and I find it rather comfortable to drink from.
The mug is easy to clean and although it can't go in the dishwasher I find that a little bit of warm soapy water and a swish around generally cleans it well and the stainless steel outer casing will need a little polish with a tea towel to keep it looking new and fresh.
Another good aspect of this mug is that the outer casing of the mug doesn't get really hot and is super safe. I think that when having little ones around and having to make sure that all hot drinks are kept out of there way and up high using one of these mugs means that it tastes the worry out of if the mug is knocked over as you know it won't spill or burn anyone! Perfect.
==My Overall Opinion==
All in all I really think that although I am probably a little mad by using a Thermos flask at home to save on electrical power that it was a great decision and this little travel mug more than meets my needs and I am sure will continue to do so for a good many years to come. It is an affordable little item which is made to a high quality and standard and is easy to use and to keep clean.
I can't find a single fault with this Thermos Travel Mug. The price is right and the way it suits my needs is wonderful. I don't think that a cheaper one would have been so good at keeping the heat in my cuppa and of course being both spill proof and lasting as well as this one is doing.
It has to be a top score of 5 out of 5 stars from me and a super high recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
In the past year or so I've become something of a coffee lover. I'm not sure if it is because I've cut out cigarettes, most alcohol or most bad foods but I just find myself craving coffee. My husband loves a coffee, and always has, and his workplace gave him a company branded Thermos last year. He started using this every morning and seeing him leaving for work made me have a hankering for a coffee and I started spending a small fortune in Costa. As I take my own lunch to work I decided I had better look in to options for taking my own coffee too for the journey to work and that prompted me to pick up this Thermos flask. I'm not entirely sure what I paid now but I believe it to have been around £6.50 in my local Sainsburys. I went in there for shopping and when I spotted this, and because I'd wanted one, I snapped it up. Should you want to buy this after reading my review you can do so for £6.99 from Amazon and from a variety of other stockists.
This mug was really simple in appearance on the shelf as it just had a cardboard insert over the handle of the travel mug and this was all the packaging. This travel mug can hold 450ml of liquid (hence the 450 in the title) and this is a more than ample amount for me as I am able to make myself a delicious coffee before work and still have 1/3 on average left when I arrive at work.
This mug has a handle on it of course for making it simple to hold and this is a moulded plastic that is simple to hold and doesn't get hot when there is hot coffee in the travel mug. On the occasions when I am in a taxi or getting a lift to work I have found that this goes nicely in a cup holder too which is always good. This mug has a removable lid of course and there is a plastic insert within meaning I can clean up this mug with ease and I don't have to worry about coffee escaping and making everything stained and smelly. I like that this travel mug is in pieces as it means that everything can be kept clean and hygienic with ease. I haven't had any problems with my drink smelling or tasting like plastic either from the plastic insert which is something that I have recently heard of a friend having a problem with.
I have actually been using this travel mug on and off for a number of months now. In addition to using it to take coffee to work I have actually used it for a milkshake and for a fruit juice or two as well. It works equally as well as keeping drinks cool than hot and it is very effective in that department. I can make my coffee at approximately 8am and at 10am when I finish my last few mouthfuls it is still warm (just) and this is absolutely brilliant! Potentially the coffee would still be drinkable past this point but I can't stand cold coffee so I'm never willing to chance it and always pour it away if it is older than 2 hours.
This mug is really easy to drink out of and there is a hole in the removable lid as well as a piece that slides around to make the hole divided up in to smaller ones, this is ideal as it means that I can tweak the flow. The size of the opening of this travel mug is generous enough for me to get a nice mouthful of coffee but not so much that I spill lots over myself, well, only on the one occasion! I have found that this mug can leak slightly if tipped up quickly or too far, however, that isn't unusual for this type of mug and the only one I've found not to spill is an airtight Thermos flask but then I don't want to carry one of those to work as I merely need something to allow me to drink my coffee on my walk or commute to work.
I have been really pleased with the results of using this Thermos travel mug. It has saved me a small fortune now that I almost always avoid Costa coffee on my way to work and it has been very effective for me. This mug keeps drinks hot or cold for long periods of time and as long as I don't tip this up crazy fast it doesn't leak at all. It is worth mentioning that my friend bought one of these for her trip to work and when it arrived it had a seal missing from under the rim and this meant that the coffee just poured out down her work blouse, so should you get this - do check first!
I bought my travel mug about a year ago for under £5. Can't remember where from but you will find them around shops easily. It's priced at £6.99 on Amazon.
Made from stainless steel and with a big handle and screwable top, the travel mug is exactly what you expect it to be. The handle is big and can be used for both left handers and right handers. You just need to screw the lid whichever way your prefer. You can drink through it like a mug without the lid, or place the lid on it and uncover the slit to drink out of it with. The slit (I can't think of what else to call it - it'll come back to me) where the drink comes out of, has a little cover which you push up to open, this is great as it ensures your drink is not spilling around when not in use. I've occasionally dropped the travel mug and found either no spillages to occur or just a little drop to fall out of the mug, so it's not bad. Also the mugs not dented at all or broken from when I dropped it, so it is well made.
Bought at under £5, I find it a great thing to have and there are many instances where it can come in handy. I'm not sure exactly how much fluid it can contain but I know it's more that a glass/mug full. It also keeps drinks hot for quite a while, so it's always still drinkable when you come back to it. I've also put cool drinks in it on a hot day and thought it was fine to use, so overall can't complain. It's an ideal product for when on the move, and so i'd recommend buying one as it's bound to come in handy at some point.. Not much else I can think of to say about a travel mug really.
This thermos mug has proven to be a great purchase for under a fiver, I use it primarily when travelling on the train to London for work and also when I occasionally go and watch my other half running around a muddy field chasing an oblong ball and cursing under his breath when he drops it or gets mashed up by someone bigger than him. It cost me under a fiver and I have been using it for three months now without any problems. It certainly beats having to drink the awful swill that the train companies serve up or paying the over priced cost of a coffee shop, at least on the outward journey, on the way home I do find myself getting a fuill from Costa of Coffee Nation however I pour it into this thermos as it keeps the coffee warm for longer and is nicer to drink out of.
I like the nice large handle which makes gripping it very easy even with gloves on, some thermos cups are too narrow in the gap between cup and handle however this one is nice and big. Mine holds just under half a litre of liquid, it has a silver metallic body with a black plastic lid, it is very easy to fill and also to clean after use.
It is certainly very good at keeping my morning coffee nice and warm for the just over an hour and a half commute door to door, the lip makes it easy to drink from and I have had no problems with spillages or leaks from this cup however a couple of other travel colleagues have commented that they have had problems with it themselves, I guess it must vary from person to person. It is a well made product that comes with a five year warranty. The only thing I have not tried yet is to see how it copes with keeping drinks cold in the summer, certainly with hiot drinks it is pretty good and well worth getting.
I was bought a Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug about two years ago at christmas by one of the seniors at our care home, as I work there part time as a care assistant for the elderly with advanced dementia. As you are always on the go in this job and you don't really get a break this thermos cup comes in really handy when we are supposed to be on our official breaks, as I can carry the cup around with me if there is an emergency or it comes in handy to know that this is my peronal cup and that non of the residents could take it and drink your brew, as they sometimes try to do when they see you on a break sat at the table.
We all have one kind of thermos cup brand or other at work of various colours and sizes but these only come in silver and black and can be bought from shops like B&M stores or John Lewis for about £7 you can also get them online and my friend bought a few back from America when she came back from her winter holidays.
I have used it daily ever since.
As I work shift hours I sometimes have to get to the residential home for 7am or late at night at 10pm which means for me as an avid coffee drinker I need at least two cups of strong black coffee, to help me wake up or stay awake on nights. With this thermos mug I can have my first cup of coffee at home then take one with me in the car to work as it fits in the cup holder in my Audi.
It holds 0.45-litres of coffee or tea if your a tea drinker which is about a standard sized mug and this will stay hot for about two and a half if you don't take milk like me. It then will stay at a drinkable temperature for a little longer than that time before it needs topping up with a fresh brew.
The lid fits snugly with a push on rim that seals the top and you drink out or the holes in the rim of the lid. It is easy to carry and handy if your on the go in a job like mine. It's made of stainless steel so is easy to clean and looks durable and sturdy I have had mine now for about two years and it has been used daily, for my job at the care home and for my job as a delivery driver when I'm not at work with the elderly.
I wouldn't be without this thermos mug as it keeps me supplied in coffee during the day and at nights. It sometimes leaks a little from the top if you fill it up too much and I have tipped it over a couple of times and it has splilled out of the lid, but if your careful and just make a cup of coffee then pour it in then push the lid on it's alright.
All in all it's handy for me.
I regularly travel long distances between my home and friends/relatives so I wanted a product that could keep my drink hot for a few hours meaning I don't have to spend a fortune on the go. I bought mine for around £5 off Amazon which I thought was a good price. The design is sleek with stainless steel body and a black lid/handle and the branding on the neck. Thermos are a known brand with experience in this area of product design so I felt confident when I bought the travel mug.
It is insulated with foam to keep all liquid hot in the flask for around 3 or so hours and can hold 0.45lt of liquid which is a good amount. The item is compact and can be put away when not being used in your work bag or whatever. There are two ways you can drink from the mug. The first is to remove the lid and drink your drink in the normal way you would a mug of coffee. The second is to drink with the lid on, there is a slit where you can drink from.
This is where the major issue with the item arises. I have found (and reading other reviews of the product say) that often when drinking with the lid on there is leakage from the mug, I often find spills on my clothes which is an annoyance to say the least. This is troublesome when you are actually moving, but when you are stationary you can just remove the lid anyway and the problem is averted.
All in all a good product.
I bought this for my daily commute, seeing so many others with a thermos, on those cold post Christmas journeys really made me feel a bit left out. Also it is a long commute and I'm damned if I'm ever going to spend £2.50 on an awful cardboard cup of PG Tips, when I know full well this travel mug could pay for itself in two journeys.
In essence it is a great idea, get your hot drink, fill it into this flask and then drink it on a long journey.
Purchased on Amazon for £4.95, I've had this since Christmas, but already it's showing signs of problems which I think will stop me using it for much longer, and perhaps force me to send it back for repair or replacement.
The reason I purchased this was because of the positive reviews I had read on Dooyoo and also the price and the brand, I have always gone a lot on trusting certain brand names until they prove me wrong and thermos are generally accepted to be one of the best producers of heat conserving flasks and cups.
The cup has a 0.45 litre capacity meaning it can hold almost half a litre of hot drink, this is more than enough for even the longest commute. The cup is metallic with a plastic inside, it looks ok with its cool silver cup area, and black plastic top and handle to ensure that heat doesn't conduct when you pick it up.
It can keep drinks warm for up to three hours which is excellent and is easy to store on a train cup holder or in your bag, it also fits most car cup holders if you have a long car journey. There is vacuum sealing in the cup to maintain heat and at 18cm it will easily fit into most work bags, or you can just hold it as many fellow travellers seem to.
Everything sounds great and for a little while I thought it was too, being able to have a nice hot coffee or tea on the train was invigorating and warming in preparation for those cold January mornings, but I found that occasionally as I was drinking from it, liquid leaked from the lip of the are you drink from, either onto the floor or occasionally onto my shirt or suit, which is not a good start to the day at all, either from a safety perspective, or for wanting to look professional at work.
I presumed this was me in a clumsy morning stupor so continued to use it, however it still leaks regularly, like a cardboard cup with the wrong shaped drinking lip, there is an ergonomic issue here, I've tried drinking it at varying angles and tried it at home over the sink too. I have tried playing with the lid to make sure it is secured correctly as well as many other things, but there is definite leakage.
Another issue is that although the exterior is a jazzy silver finish the internal cup is plastic and your tea will have a small plastic aftertaste, I have either strong coffee, a nice cup of builders or peppermint tea and generally the plastic taste is most obvious after the builders tea, so it doesn't happen with all flavours, but beware anyway.
The item is easy to hold and store, however with the leaking I've become paranoid about putting it in my work bag, which makes using it more of a hassle than a means of making my life easier.
Thankfully the item has a 5 year guarantee so I will be returning this to Thermos directly with a letter explaining the issues I've experienced and asking for advice on whether it's the cup or me. I've researched and this is a regular problem with this product which is disappointing but reassuring at the same time.
I would say it's a very good price and pays for itself in comparison to train or service station hot drinks, but the reliability issue has been a massive let down and will make me question future purchases from this manufacturer on the grounds of practicality and safety, I've burnt my chin and stained clothes, but I do wonder how I would feel if it had been a child I had given this to, to drink from on a long journey and in view of that I will only give this 2 stars as it really could burn someone which is not acceptable.
I recently bought a Thermos travel mug to take to work with me. Not that I travel far, 10mins and Im there but Ive lost count of the times Ive had a cup of coffee go cold on me because of one thing or anotherat work. Also my boss gets in early and always makes everyone coffee wether they are there or not. He just puts a saucer over it to keep it warm! Anyway after drinking half a cup of cold coffee yet again I decided to get one of these.
I got my Thermos Travel Mug from Argos it cost £5.10, I think they are a bit cheaper on Amazon but I had an Argos voucher to use. The travel mug is made from stainless steel. It has a black lid and a black handle. The Thermos logo is written on the flask in black lerttering. The mug is insulated with foam to keep the liquid hot. It doesnt stay as hot as a flask but it will keep your drink hot for a good couple of hours.
The travel mug is a nice size, it approxamatly 8 inches high and will hold an average mug of coffee ( approxamatly half litre) or whatever you choose to put in it.
To use the mug you can either remove the lid and use it as you would a regular mug or you can leave the lid on. It has a little hole in the lid so you can drink without removing the lid. Ideal if you are actually travelling by car, bus or train, saves any accidents with a hot drink. The travel mug is designed to fit most drinks holders that a lot of cars seem to be fitted with these days. I should say though you need to keep the mug upright because its not totally water tight.
The only thing Im not overly keen about is the handle. Its only attatched to the mug at one point. I would prefer a regular handle attatched top and bottom. I find I cant grip this handle like I would a regular shaped mug handle, it feels slightly unstable. This though is just my personal opinion Im sure many people find it alright.
There are a lot of travel mugs on the market, some much cheaper than the Thermos one, which incidently comes with a 5 year guarentee, but as Ive never tried any of these I cannot compare them to mine or pass comment.
All in all Im pleased with my travel mug. I personally dont use it very much for travel although it has been used for this reason on occasion, I use mine maily while im at work. It ensures I get a hot coffee when Im called away from my desk, which seems to happen nearly every time!
It would also be ideal for anyone who tends to drink their hot drinks slowly or has a tendency to forget their coffee and let it go cold.
Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug
I enjoy drinking a cup of coffee in the morning but I always have one big problem. I never get up out of bed in time to actually enjoy drinking coffee. I normally leave the house at 6.45 which means I have to stand up at 6 o'clock in order to prepare my breakfast (which I eat at work), taking a quick shower and of course getting dressed. In between all those activities I normally have time to make that cup of coffee and drink it. 'Normally' is probably once a week since I regularly get out of bed at 6.20 which only gives me 25 minutes to do everything and doesn't give me time to actually drink the coffee. Good enough reason I thought to buy the Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug.
I bought this travel mug simply because it looked good and costs only around 5 pounds. The description told me that it would keep my coffee warm up to two hours. Now I leave the house and within 10 minutes I'm in my train which takes me to my work in 30 minutes. So I only needed, say 40 minutes, of keeping my coffee warm enough to drink in the train. Well this little travel mug does that perfectly and I only notice a small change in temperate compared to drinking the coffee at home. Apparently it's design creates a airless vacuum space which causes minimum temperate loss. I think the longest I had my coffee in this travel mug was about one hour after realising at work I still had my coffee and I can say it was still warm.
The lid of the travel mug can be removed but you also have the possibility to created a small opening so you can enjoy your coffee without having to take the whole lid off. Suppose handy when you are walking but since I comfortable in the train I just take the whole lid off. It's much easier to drink that way. The outside of the mug looks really good with it's stainless steel and the black handle. The handle feels comfortable and gives me a good grip of the cup. The mug has a total capacity of 450 ml.
Small things can really improve your life and I think this travel mug has really done that. I need my cup in the morning but also need that extra 20 minutes in the morning to sleep. This way I can have both and it works perfectly!
~Welcome to the world of warm drinks on tap~
When looking for a good quality travel mug and Thermos flask in which to keep hot drinks warm and toasty during the colder weather I came across a really nice little duo set which had the two items I wanted in a convenient pack at a slightly discounted rate. With the cost of a small Thermos Travel Mug as a stand alone item being as much as £7.99 in most stores that I looked at, I felt that the best value for money was to buy the duo set. Within my set I got a nice Thermos Travel Mug that holds just over 0.4 litres of liquid and a small Thermos flask that can hold 0.7 litres.
Having used my set on a daily basis in colder weather I feel that the Everyday Travel Mug certainly lives up to its name as I have used it frequently and enjoyed drinking many hot drinks from it. As the mug is listed as a product on Dooyoo I am able to share my views about it within this review and let you know about the good and bad points the Thermos Travel Mug has. I feel that the exterior look of my Thermos Travel Mug is both neat and smart as it has a simple brushed silver stainless steel material as the main part of the mug body that combines with a simple slightly textured matt black plastic and the chunky yet light feel of the mug makes it easy to handle when in use.
~Design and ease of use~
The lid comes away from the main body of the Thermos Travel Mug with ease when I need to open the mug and clean it and the handle is well positioned so as to allow a good grip when drinking from the mug. I have found that the inner seal in the black plastic lid (which is like a slim rubber band type thing) can some times come away slightly when cleaning, although it is easy enough to push it back into place and stays put when in use. The lid has a simple twist on and off action that needs very little effort to operate, which means that it ought to be easy enough to use for those with weaker hands or fingers.
The body of the Thermos Travel Mug I have has a foam insulated inner core with an exterior stainless steel body, a sturdy plastic base and of course its matching lid. The base of the Thermos Travel Mug is the right size to be able to sit well in standard sized cup holders in modern cars and if it is positioned correctly it is well balanced and not prone to being easily tipped over when full. The only hint to any branding on the mug is the bold Thermos logo on the side of the stainless steel and I find that it has remained in place even after the mug has been used and washed time and time again.
The lid of my Thermos Travel Mug has a central opening push across panel that slides to reveal a small hole though which you can sip your drink. I have had some issues with this as it can take on a mind of its own and depending on the weather it either sits firmly in place or decides to slip and slide about making drinking out of the mug with the lid on a problem. I did try taping the lid once although that just ended up with me taping over the teeny air holes, which then stopped the flow of coffee completely....oops! Obviously that was a bad idea, so I have resorted to taking off the lid to drink once I am ready to do so at times as it makes for an easier way to drink my tea or coffee.
The inside of my Thermos Travel Mug has more of the same sort of black plastic material lining to it and I find that this is very easy to clean after it has been used. I would go as far as to say that the inside of the Thermos Travel Mug is much easier to keep clean that I thought it would be, as I tend to pop the mug and its lid in the dishwasher with the rest of the dishes and it has suffered no ill effects. I find that strong coffee smells can be eliminated with ease when the mug is washed this way, although the same cannot be said for the flask which needs a little more work to get rid of coffee smells when wanting to fill it with tea.
~What price would you put on a warm cuppa?~
Having purchased my Thermos Travel Mug as part of a set I feel that I got exceptionally good value when compared to buying a mug as a stand alone item. With the official Thermos Mugs being sold for at least £6.99 to £7.99 the cost of my duo set was something I was happy to pay. For £11.99 I was able to buy both items mentioned here which came neatly boxed and presented, with both items having a Thermos backed product guarantee (which I may need to take up in future as I have had some slight issues with the slide on top of the lid of my mug).
Other than that I feel pleased with my purchase as it does work well to keep my drinks warm for some time when filled. The best results I have had are when following the instructions which say it is best to warm both the Thermos Travel Mug and the Thermos Flask prior to use with a little warm but not boiling water, then discard that to fill up with whatever warm drink you want in your mug. When doing this I have found that my Thermos Travel Mug will keep my drink nice and warm for around an hour before it really begins to cool down too much.
In summary I feel that the little Thermos Travel Mug (well actually rather tall and chunky) is something that has worked out well for use in this colder weather and I am in the main pleased with the results it gives. I do not find it too much bother to take the lid off to drink from the mug when the slide across closure is really playing up, although I feel I shouldn't really have to mess about with it. I may decide to contact Thermos for a replacement lid as the product is under guarantee and once replaced it will be a little more convenient to be able to use the mug as it was intended.
To rate my mug I do need to take into account the way it has performed and other than the slight problems with the slider I see no reason why I would not give the product a fair rating. Over all I feel that I want to give the mug a 4 star rating, deducting just 1 star for its dodgy sliding closure. Other than that both mug and lid work well together and manage to keep my drinks nice and warm for quite a good length of time.
Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug
I own quite a few different travel mugs I have built up a small collection over the years, before we moved I used to live a 20 minute walk away from work and on most of the cold mornings I would walk down with a coffee in hand. I initially bought this travel mug because I recognised the Thermos brand and I already owned a flask of theirs that I really liked, I hoped that this travel mug would be the same outstanding quality.
The Thermos travel mug looks really smart for a travel mug, it is mostly silver with a screw on lid that has a small clasp that you push open when you want to drink and just snap close when not drinking to keep the liquid inside warm and from spilling out. The mug holds 0.45 litres when full but I never fill it all the way to maximum, as I will explain. Even not filled to capacity this holds a large mug of coffee and really I have never thought that it was on the small side.
Unfortunately I have found that this travel mug leaks, it doesn't leak drastically, but if you fill this right to the top it will slosh out of the lid while you walk, the little clip that you push back and forth either to keep the cup sealed or have access to drink isn't the best designed. It's annoying to be walking and notice that you now have a cold (probably about a teaspoon to tablespoon) of coffee to either try and pour away or drink as you take a swig. It doesn't appear to leak anywhere else other than the drink-through section of the lid, this is more of a nuisance than a complete fault, but it is something that could have been better designed.
When I first got this it took quite a while before the taste of plastic had completely disappeared. The first week I had this I couldn't use it at all because after every time I washed it and refilled it my coffee tasted of a rather unappetising plastic flavour. I would wash it with boiling water and put it through the dishwasher - as well as wash it in the sink, eventually it got worn in and now thankfully no longer tastes of plastic. At the time this was the only travel mug I owned or I might just have given up and thrown it out because the plastic smell and taste was really off putting.
The lid is easy enough to drink from but you have to be careful not to spill as it can sometimes pour out quicker than you would suspect, or that just might be me and my coordination while walking and drinking. As you would suspect from a Thermos product this really does keep the liquid inside warm for longer, even on the colder mornings. I can't recall the last time that my coffee was cold before I finished it, but sometimes I do have to leave it for a while before drinking as it is too hot.
This travel mug does come with a handle, which is good because a lot of travel mugs don't and it does make it easier to hold. I mostly use this travel mug in the winter, a bit less now since I no longer live within walking distance to work but I still take this with me while out walking the dog. I don't relish those cold winter morning walks in the dark but they are a necessity and some mornings I like to take something hot to drink with me, this cup is ideal because with gloves on some of the handless cups can be a bit tricky to securely hold, this handle just makes this a bit safer to carry while walking.
The mug itself is about 17 centimetres tall and Thermos have designed it to fit most car cup holders, we have a Golf and this fits perfectly into the car cup holders. Personally, I never use this in the car, because it leaks a little and I don't really like drinking in the car anyway.
I bought this mug from a local Sainsbury's supermarket about 2 years ago and as far as I remembered I paid around £5 for it. These are still available to buy and I have recently seen Asda selling them as well as online stores such as Amazon.
This mug is far from perfect but it has lasted me for years and still serves on a semi regular basis. I wouldn't give this mug more than three out of five stars as it really does come with quite a few flaws, but the fact that I still use this after years I feel like it has been good value for money. I would hesitate to recommend this as I don't think I would buy this specific one again, it really took too long to get rid of the plastic taste and it does leak a bit, I suspect there must be better travel mug available for a similar price.
Coffee is an essential part of my morning routine and as I work part time and have to get the kids to school I sometimes don't have the time to enjoy my morning cup properly. On those days where time get's away from me my Thermos travel mug is an absolute lifesaver. It means that I can take my coffee in the car with me so I still am able to have a cup on the way to work.
As with about 90% of all the things I buy I got this from Amazon and it cost me £4.99. I had actually been meaning to get one for awhile but the proper Thermos branded one's I had seen in the shop were in the region of £10 so this seemed like a good deal to me.
It is made of stainless steel and has a screw lid and it does something technical which something to do with a vaccum space which keeps drinks hot for up to 2 hours.
I personally have never had my coffee in it for 2 hours but I usually make a cup up whilst chasing the kids around before dropping them off at school so it is usually about 45 minutes from when I pour the coffee in until I drink it. In this time it remains just as hot as when I first poured it.
Drinking from the opening takes a little getting used to and to begin with I did end up spilling my coffee everywhere but I soon got the hang of it.
It is the perfect size for my cup holder in the car meaning that I can put it in and not worry it is going to fall out if there is a slight bump in the road.
Probably the only problem I have with it is that I could maybe do with a slightly bigger mug as I find it a little on the small side even though it probably holds the same as a small household mug.
All in all it is great value and a useful little item for getting my coffee on the go.
I think everyone should have a Thermos lying about. You never quite know when they're going to come in handy. Since buying one myself, I have found myself making tea for all kinds of somewhat ludicrous occasions. I'm out and about a lot and this really comes in quite handy when I find myself stuck somewhere for a while, or when I go out to write or draw outside on park benches. Whatever the reason, there's always a good use for these things.
This flask here can hold 450ml of drink, which is a bit more than a standard mug, which it keeps warm very well for several hours with its stainless steel insulted ... I dunno, design or something, and keeps hot drinks at a decent if a bit cold temperature (about 50 degrees) for up to 24 hours. I have not tested out whether this works with cold drinks, if it keeps them cold, but I have full confidence that it does.
As for the design of the thing, it looks great, much like a cup, with a rather odd handle jutting out of it (which is kind of annoying sometimes when placing it my bag). Overall, it does exactly what you want from it. Thermos is a pretty good, reliable brand and this doesn't disappoint. One thing to note though is that this flask doesn't seal as tightly as I would have thought and although it's pretty decent most of the time, if it gets shaken up too much it will leak a little, so there's a bit of a warning.
Nonetheless, it's a great container and for only a fiver at Amazon, totally worth a buy.
I recieved the Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug from my girlfiend last Christmas, and what a good presnet it has turned out to be! I may just buy a case of these and give them out to all my friends and family next Christmas! In my job I travel a lot and also spend a considerable amont of time outside. This winter has been the coldest on record and would have been a lot worse without my comapanion! The design of the mug is very simple but modern, but dont let the design cloud your judgement of the quality. The liquid remains hot for a good 8 hours. The flask is lightweight and easily to carry in or with your daily lunch. I have used this flask almost everyday now for the last 2½ months and it is still in as good a condition as when it was bought so I can rate the reliabilty as high. Although there is a manufaturers gaurentee of 5 years, which for teh price of the product is a great addition. It shows that Thermos have trust in there craftmanship of the product! The price of this product is also very appealling; I would rate it at half the price. I find it ironic for the price of a fancy coffee from an over-commercialised, over-priced and over-rated brand name high street establishment, you can buy this flask! My final thoughts on this flask/mug... If you dont have one, get one, your wont be disappointed.