Commuters who need an easy-to-use, easy-to-clean travel mug for quick commutes should check out the Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable Travel Mug. Eco-friendly and inexpensive, the mug is both dishwasher- and microwave-safe. However, it doesn't keep liquids warm for long, and some reviewers complain of leaks. Others say the flip top pokes them in the nose while drinking.
Uneven reviews for temperature retention, leaks. The Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable Travel Mug gets mixed reviews for temperature retention. While some owners say it does a good job keeping liquids warm, others are less enthused, and it fares poorly in experts' tests. The mug leaked in expert tests, too. However, most owners are more enthusiastic on this point, with only a few reporting leaks. A few owners say the mug started to retain tastes after prolonged use. The mug is available in 12- and 16-ounce sizes.
Microwavable and dishwasher-safe. Reviewers say it's extremely easy to use and care for the Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable Travel Mug. Experts find drinking from the flip-top spout comfortable, though a few owners say the latch sometimes pokes them in the nose. The mug can be popped in the dishwasher for cleaning, and it's also microwavable -- both big selling points for reviewers. They also like the contoured grip-friendly design, but there are scattered complaints that it is too tall for some brewing machines and microwaves.
Mostly sturdy, but cracked in tests. Most reviewers say the Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable Travel Mug feels sturdy and well-constructed, standing up to everyday abuse and several trips through the microwave and dishwasher. A few say the rubber seal wore out or became discolored after normal use. The mug also cracked in expert reviewers' drop tests. The mug is made out of 97 percent recycled polypropylene and is also recyclable itself.
1. Good Housekeeping
The Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable Travel Mug gets mixed reviews in expert tests, faring well for ease of use, comfortable drinking and microwave- and dishwasher-safe construction. However, the mug leaked and didn't keep coffee very hot. It also cracked in drop tests.
Review: Aladdin Transform Recycled & Recyclable Travel Mug, Editors of Good Housekeeping, August 2010
The Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable Travel Mug gets 4.3 out of 5 stars in nearly 130 reviews. It gets high marks for being leak-proof, easy to clean and microwavable. Several reviewers complain that it doesn't keep their coffee hot for long, while others say the latch pokes them in the nose while drinking.
Review: Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable Tumbler, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2014
The Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable Travel Mug gets 4.1 out of 5 stars in 40 reviews. Owners praise the durable, functional design, saying it is easy to clean and heat. They also like the eco-friendly materials. But some complain of leaks.
Review: Aladdin Recycled & Recyclable Insulated Mug, Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of January 2014
4. Real Simple
Reviewers praise the Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable Travel Mug for its microwavable, dishwasher-safe design. They also like the eco-friendly recyclable plastic. The review does not discuss performance or durability.
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