5 Stars By Ben on 2015-05-13
Stanley Mug Survival
The other day my favorite mug was ran over by a construction trailer, after retrieving and inspecting damage thought mug was gone forever. Well to my dismay mug is still functioning and with no leakage. With a little cleanup i am still able to use the mug dents and all.
5 Stars By Steve in Seattle on 2013-05-09
Best travel cup on the market - I've tested almost all.
I am a self professed travel cup and thermos geek. It drives my wife crazy that I've collected apx 15 travel cups (trying to find one good one), and the cabinet is full. I've always searched for a cup the won't spill, has enough capacity,STAYS HOT for a long time, and can be disassembled for a complete cleaning. Stanley has done it. I won't use any of the other cups I've collected, and they are all going to Goodwill. This cup takes a beating, cleans easily, won't spill, and insulates better than any other travel cup I have tested. I poured a coke with ice in the Stanley Cup on Saturday and forgot it on my work bench. Came back Sunday afternoon and grabbed the cup and heard the tinkle of ice cubes. Now that's good thermal retention. I pour coffee at home and go to the office and even 7 hours later the coffee is still hot. I've found the last cup I'll ever need to buy.No more stained shirts from the drippy Nissan cup, so long Starbucks cup that can't be cleaned, bye bye Contigo that can't be taken apart. Good job Stanley.
5 Stars By Luke NJ on 2016-01-11
Cleaning is easy, the plastic parts you disassemble and put it ...
I have two of these - 12 and 20 oz. You won't have to worry about coffee spilling in your car. If you don't press the button nothing will spill. I even throw it in my bag sometimes. Also, keeps coffee hot for a long time, too long for me - but I guess I can't complain about that. Cleaning is easy, the plastic parts you disassemble and put it in the dishwasher and the metal you hand wash.
1 Stars By DaveJT on 2017-04-24
Failed in 4 weeks. Faulty dispensing button design dooms this bottle to premature failure.
Really wanted to like this but total engineering failure. I've had this mug (12 oz version) for just about 4 weeks. Have used it 6-8 times, once or twice a week. Dispensing button will no longer stay on post = broken and useless. I expect any replacement will also fail unless Stanley comes up with a redesign on the lid.
Failure: The dispensing button on this item is a plastic button press fit onto a post protruding from the internal mechanism. Between the button and the lid there is a spring. This keeps pressure on the spout seal by pushing out on the button, which is just a press fit on the post. so 24-7 this spring is pressing on a slip joint. Mine failed very quickly 1-2 uses a week, 4 weeks. button pops off during use and will no longer stay on it's post. Horrible design. the spring should be internal and press directly on the spout seal, rather then relying on a press together slip joint to transmit the force.
â€¢ nice classic hammer-tone green finish.
â€¢ top comes apart completely for cleaning.
â€¢ slight off-color taste in latte from plastic.
â€¢ Lot of parts in top, some with lots of holes and crevices to clean
â€¢ Faulty dispenser button design results in premature failure.
â€¢ Dispensing spout flow is pretty slow.
5 Stars By David Sanabria on 2017-10-16
Great! Very practical and keeps liquids HOT!
This is fantastic. It does not leak and keeps my coffee or tea hot all day long. In fact, it works so damn well that I have to place ICE CUBEs in my freshly brewed tea so that I can drink it during my commute. If I don't it will stay so hot that it is tough to drink. Love this thing. It is tough and reliable.
It does however have a funny taste when new due to offgassing in the rubber. I found this true with tea and even with coffee. The seals appear to be silicone, which are generally harmless, but it does add an odd taste. Definitely worth it to leave it overnight with some boiled water and run it through the seals. I did this and the odd taste disappeared.
Even with the offgassing, I love this thing. I tested this mug against a variety of thermoses and vacuum containers. It did very well, especially considering that this was the only one with an easy to poor top. The two best thermoses required unscrewing of a cap and pouring into another container, where as this mug just needs push of a button. You can't beat this design for convenience.
4 Stars By Ashley Greene on 2017-01-27
Awesome cup and classic look
Love the cup! Keeps everything warm all day, has that classic Stanley look and is very durable! The only thing that I don't totally like, and isn't that big of a deal, is that the lid components are hard to completely clean. If you have a dishwasher it probably wouldn't even be an issue though.
5 Stars By Woodbridge Dave on 2017-03-23
Biggest "risk" is over-tightening the cap and not being able to easily undo it later (after the mug cools down)
I've waited far to long to write this review, and it probably will go largely unnoticed, but it's worth the time because this mug is FANTSTIC. This is exactly what I have been looking for for a long time, and my family loves their as well!
What drew me to this was the stainless steel construction, vacuum insolation, one hand simple opening to drink, reports that it doesn't leak, and durability, which I can verify is true for all. Have routinely used this since I bought it.
It does not leak . . . at all. I trust it filled and in my computer bag. However, after sealing it there may be a small amount of liquid that stays where the liquid exits the cap, which I simply slurp up if I think it's needed (which is not very often).
Biggest "risk" is over-tightening the cap and not being able to easily undo it later (after the mug cools down). And, this mug keeps my coffee plenty hot enough for me for 5 or 6 hours. And I have no issues squeezing the button to operate it. And while you drink/pour, I believe the air comes in around the button.
Cleaning the lid and mug is harder than others describe. Mug, just because it's deep, but similar to any other shaped mug. Lid has a bunch more parts than described by others. It does disassemble to 3 sub-assemblies, but each of those has parts as well. I have not figured out how to disassemble the button yet portion yet, and that's what I feel is most needed. So, when I'm doing a more thorough "cleaning" I end up soaking the 3 subassemblies in hot, soapy water, then scrubbing and rinsing all the parts thoroughly. But for black coffee, a simple rinse seems to largely suffice.
Well I think that's all the stuff it occurs to me to relate on the mug. I've also have a Thermos Stainless-Steel Vacuum Insulated Bottle which is wonderful at keeping coffee hot and I use to refill through the day. The pair make a great stainless steel combo!
12/18/2017 Update. Still loving the mug! Have a bit of a process for washing it now, which I do roughly every few weeks (in addition to a simpler wash I do almost every morning). I've been using the dishwasher tablets, dissolving that into ~ 1 gallon of very hot water, then filling the mug (and the referenced thermos) and letting them sit overnight without lids. The lids I disassemble as much as possible and have worked out how to keep those submerged in the same soaping type of water. This removes any buildups of coffee and everything looks sparkling clean. Just be careful to fully rinse to avoid soapy flavors.
1 Stars By loft on 2016-09-17
Look elsewhere for a long lasting product...
Three strikes, you're out. I bought two of these from AlumiGogo and one locally - and all three suffered the same poor design flaw. The button that opens the top of the mug falls off after a week to a month of daily use. I've since removed the spring from the button and hot glued the button back in for the time being, but I can no longer put hot coffee in the mug and it doesn't seal firmly. From the factory, the button is friction fit over a plastic post. No threading, nothing really holding it on. After a little use, the plastic starts to give and then the button pops off.
5 Stars By KMan on 2017-03-17
I highly recommend it.
Wow!! This mug changed my life! Not even kidding! Being able to sip hot tea all day is really helpful in the winter, especially if I spend half of my work days talking (kind of unavoidable in my line of work). I make tea with lemon in this mug as well as in 1 quart thermos in the morning, take both to work and - voila! - I have something warm to drink all day without having to fuss in the kitchen at work. This mug is making winter much much much more pleasant, I highly recommend it. In fact, I already got a few people hooked on it as well, Stanley should hire me as their advertiser :).
You must get used to assembling the lid properly and not overfilling the mug though. If you overfill, contents will go spraying out of everywhere when you first try to drink out of it, so don't do it. If you don't align the protruding piece of the inner part of the lid correctly with the drinking orifice, it will leak (duh!). Honestly, I learned my lesson from the first time I did it and it never happened again. it doesn't leak at all when treated properly, so I bravely toss it in my backpack right next to my laptop.
Also, be careful, this mug does actually keep your drink boiling hot for hours. If you want to drink it right away, I recommend keeping the hot liquid level at about 1 inch below the line (you'll see) and fill the rest with cold water.
3 Stars By Hector D. Garcia on 2017-05-03
I love this thing ONLY if the button didn't come after ...
I love this thing ONLY if the button didn't come after afyter a couple of weeks of use making the top leak and buttonless. This has happened to me with 3 Stanley Mugs already that I have ordered but I keep ordering hoping it wouldn't happen since I love the mug sooo much. PLs Stanley fix these spring buttons from breaking<3