Though the OXO Good Grips Plastic LiquiSeal Travel Mug isn't the best bet for keeping drinks hot or cold, reviewers say it's a good bet for short commutes because of its leak-proof seals, easy-to-grip surface and convenient, one-touch sipping. The mug is also made of a lightweight, durable polycarbonate. But unlike some other plastic mugs, it can't be warmed in the microwave or washed in the dishwasher.
Leaks are rare, but don't expect a piping hot drink. Temperature retention isn't the OXO Good Grips Plastic LiquiSeal Travel Mug's strong suit, many say. Several owners complain that hot drinks cool down too fast, with liquids little more than lukewarm after a couple hours. OXO offers a stainless-steel LiquiSeal lid (Est. $20) that reviewers say keeps drinks hot or cold longer, though not as well as some stainless-steel competitors. The mug fares better at keeping leaks at bay, with a triple-seal system that most reviewers praise as extremely effective. Experts caution that the mug can be easy to overfill, however. While there are no reports of condensation, a few owners complain that drinks start to taste like plastic over time. The mug is available in 9.5- and 13.5-ounce sizes, with the smaller mug designed to fit single-serve coffee makers.
A good choice for the morning drive. The OXO Good Grips Plastic LiquiSeal Travel Mug is ideal for commuters who like to sip their coffee on the road, reviewers say. A push button in the center of the lid opens and closes the seal and is simple to use with one hand. Experts also like the contoured spout and easy-to-grip rubber. One reviewer notes that a slightly wider body means the mug fits more securely in cup holders than some of its competitors. However, some say it is too large for small hands to hold comfortably. The mug's triple-seal lid has been redesigned after many complained it was impossible to clean adequately. However, it is not dishwasher- or microwave-safe. There is no carry handle.
Polycarbonate resists breakage. The OXO Good Grips Plastic LiquiSeal Travel Mug is made of lightweight polycarbonate that OXO bills as shatterproof. Users vouch for that claim, with several saying the mug can survive many drops without cracking. Most are pleased with overall durability, with several owners reporting few problems after years of use. While reviewers say the textured exterior is hard to scratch, a few note that the rubber seals can wear out over time.
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Though this review tests the stainless-steel OXO Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug, the design is the same for the plastic version. The mug is praised for a convenient, commuter-friendly design that is easy to use with one hand and fits in cup holders.
Review: The Best Travel Mug Today, Jacqui Cheng, Oct. 8, 2013
The OXO Good Grips Plastic LiquiSeal Travel Mug receives 4 out of 5 stars in about 220 reviews. Owners say it prevents leaks and is simple to use. Several complain the lid is impossible to clean adequately, while others say drinks cool down too fast.
Review: OXO Good Grips Plastic LiquiSeal Travel Mug, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2014
3. Good Housekeeping
Though this review tests the stainless-steel OXO Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug, the design is the same for the plastic version. Editors praise the easy push-button design, saying it can be operated with one hand. However, they say the mug is a bit too wide to hold comfortably.
Review: Best Travel Coffee (and Tea) Mugs, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Not Dated
4. Cook's Country
Though this review tests the stainless-steel OXO Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug, the design is the same for the plastic version. Editors like the "flawless" one-touch spout and the rubber grip. However, they say the mug is easy to overfill, which can cause leaks.
Review: Travel Mugs, Editors of Cook's Country, October/November 2011
Though this review is for the stainless-steel OXO Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug, the design is the same for the plastic version. Martinowich likes the push-button lid and the three silicone seals that help prevent leaks. But those same seals are tough to keep clean, he says.
Review: The 5 Best Travel Coffee Mugs, Brian Martinowich, July 19, 2013
6. Real Simple
Reviewers praise the OXO Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug's lightweight polycarbonate body, triple-seal leak-proof system and contoured drinking spout. They do not note any cons or compare the mug to others.
Review: 10 Spill-Proof Travel Mugs, Kelley Carter and Mieke ten Have, Not Dated