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Contigo Autoseal Travel Mug
Model: Double-wall, stainless steel, vacuum-insulated
Product number: B001RMIWH8
Manufacturer: Ignite USA
List price: $19.99
Warranty: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Capacity: 16 oz
Dimensions: 8" x 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Weight: 12 oz
Composition: stainless steel cup, plastic lid
Other versions: Thermo Plastic Travel Mug; Hydration Bottle; Kid's Mug
Made in: China
Type:Travel Mug
Color:Silver (also black, red, blue, green, purple)
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not green neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better infinitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
If it quits: toss it craigslist repair upgrade replace
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments:The brand promises "100% spill-proof drinkware," and, with the lid seated correctly, we did not have any spills. Holding the mug with one hand, you push a button, a little hatch opens, you drink your drink, you let go of the button, the hatch closes. The double-wall vacuum-insulated cup promises to keep hot drinks hot for 4 hours and cold drinks cold for 12 hours (how does it know the difference?, we wonder idly).

The mug fits in virtually all cup holders. While the plastic top is dishwasher-safe, the company recommends that you hand-wash the stainless steel cup (to avoid harsh detergent).

The cost savings are predicated on your skipping a daily stop at the coffee shop, which, the manufacturer says, will save as much as $2,000 a year. It also says coffee drinkers can save 23 pounds of paper cup waste each year by carrying a reusable mug (preferably Contigo's). Water drinkers will save billions and billions of plastic bottles (the actual number escapes us at the moment) by not purchasing bottled water.


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