Product Type: Thermos gadgets
Newest Review: ... 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... more
~My Un-Traveled Travel Mug!~
Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug
Member Name: newby2
Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug
Advantages: so many
==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.
Summary: a great item