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- Stainless steel vacuum insulation keeps beverages hot or cold for hours
- Durable and sanitary 18/8 stainless steel interior
- Slicksteel™ finish
- Wide mouth accommodates full size ice cubes
- Compact design takes up minimal space while maximizing capacity
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- Capacity: 16 oz. / 0.48 liters
- Dimensions: D x H: 2 5/8 x 9 1/8
Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug
A stainless mug is a vacuum insulated mug that is designed to drink directly from the mug. Although similar to travel mugs, it offers better heat retention because of its tight fitting lid, and can be stored in a bag or purse without spilling.
How does it keep beverages hot?
The air between two thin layers of stainless steel that make up the body of the mug is removed to create a vacuum. Because there is no air, the temperature on the other side of the wall does not transfer over, keeping
beverages hot or cold for hours.
The Story About Zojirushi
Zojirushi (pronounced ‘zoh-jee-ROO-shee’) began in Japan in 1918 as a manufacturer of hand-blown glass vacuum bottles. Today, Zojirushi’s product line extends to high-end small appliances such as rice cookers, bread makers and coffee makers, high quality vacuum insulated products like vacuum bottles, lunch jars and carafes, and commercial restaurant and coffee equipment. In the past few years, Zojirushi has enhanced the focus on design and how appliances fit into everyday lives with the introduction of a variety of new products. The name Zojirushi means 'Elephant brand' in Japanese.
Zojirushi SlickSteel Finish Stainless Steel Mug
Zojirushi's stainless steel vacuum insulation mug will keep your beverages hot or cold for 6 hours. The compact design takes minimal space and fits in all standard cup holders while maximizing capacity. The flip lid is designed to open with a single hand. The flip lid is tightly fitted for excellent heat retention and features a safety lock to prevent accidental opening. These mugs have a stainless steel interior with SlickSteel finish. Utilizing electro-polishing technology, these products are non-coated on the inside and instead use an electrically charged polishing process to treat and finish the interior. The result is a corrosion resistant surface that repels foreign substances and stains, creating a smooth and ultra-clean stainless steel environment for your drinks.
SM-KHE Travel Mug Features
- Beautiful Sleek design
- Stainless steel vacuum insulation keeps beverages hot or cold for hours
- Durable and sanitary 18/8 stainless steel interior with SlickSteel Finish
- SlickSteel Finish interior resists corrosion and repels stains
- Flip-Open lid with safetly lock prevents the lid from opening accidentally
- Tight fitted lid keeps beverages hotter or colder than travel mugs
- Compact design takes minimal space whilemaximizing capacity
How does it keep beverages hot or cold?
With Zojirushi's renowned vacuum insulation technology, air between the two thin layers of stainless steel on the outer container is removed, creating a vacuum. Because there is no air, the temperature on the outside does not transfer into the container; keeping your beverage hot or cold for hours.
About Zojirushi SlickSteel Finish
Zojirushi SlickSteel Finish is an alternative to our fluorine nonstick coated products. With the ever changing trends of today, Zojirushi innovation continues to produce choices for any lifestyle. SlickSteel is a registered trademark of Zojirushi.
Zojirushi America Corporation warrants only the thermal insulation of certain vacuum insulated products against defects for a period of five years from the date of original retail purchase
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Temperature: I poured hot tea in it and was so busy I didnt drink it at school all day. So on my way home (10 hours later) I decided I didnt want to waste good tea and took a swig. OMG NOT A GOOD IDEA. It was still too hot for me! Even though I regretted that for a few seconds I was really surprised and impressed by this. Just for fun one time I tested it by pouring boiling water in it then 2 min later putting the cap on. I then checked the temp 18 hours later. Still hot. STILL HOT. Not warm. HOT. I do live in a warmer area so the coldest environmental temp was probably like 68-70F. With a vacuum seal that shouldnt matter but its worth mentioning.
Cleaning: so easy! It comes apart and you can just wash and dry everything really well. Then reassemble in a few seconds. I even accidentally left milk and coffee go a little stinky in here once and after a regular wash there was no smell at all. That only happened one time but I was really happy about the lack of reminders of my mistake.
Use: I have definitely locked this and just tossed it into my bag before. Its very secure and I have had 0 spills in 6 months of use. Also I like that when you tilt it to drink you dont get a Niagara Falls size gush of liquid onto your face.
VIDEO: b/c I was confused about the parts so I thought others could use the help.
UPDATE February 2015 (posted as a comment but moved here for visibility): Original video poster here! Glad some of you found my video helpful! I couldn't tell what the parts were and I thought this thermos was awesome and deserved a review so thats why I made it.
Anyhow, I have had this same thermos for 1.5 years now and its still going strong. Ive taken it on lots of plane trips, shoved it in various luggages/bins to travel, really abused it as far as a thermos goes. But thats why I bought it! Still keeps my drinks unfailingly hot/cold, doesn't leak, looks great, and is still basically awesome. I even bought a couple more thermoses for family members and they are having the same success. Its worth the up front investment for this one. It does seem like a lot when you have $5-10 choices at supermarkets.
I bought a bottle brush to clean it (OXO good grips bottle brush from supermarket) and it works perfectly. I don't take the whole thing apart every time- just give the parts a soapy soak/wash every few times then air dry and reassemble.
Nevertheless, I hesitate to recommend this product because, over time, the rubber parts of the seal develop some kind of black stain that's impossible to remove from the rubber. (You can get it off the plastic.) It even changes the texture of the rubber, making it rough. I've owned the three in the picture about a year and half, and this is what they look like, despite daily cleaning. They've never held anything but ice water.
Now, I would overlook this problem if it were not for the exorbitant cost of replacements, which are available from the manufacturer's website. The lid cover gasket and stopper set, which together replace the 3 rubber parts in each mug, cost over $16! And I need 4 sets of them! Usually when a product costs this much to begin with, the manufacturer makes parts available at a reasonable cost, or gratis. Not this one.
Tested it by filling the hot water in it and water will become cold immediately. You also can feel it is so hot outside the mug. It is shipped from China where someone make the fake mug to sell it in USA.