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Travel Mugs: Ratings of Sources

Total of 9 Sources
1. Tested.com
Oct. 8, 2013
The Best Travel Mug Today
by Jacqui Cheng
Our AssessmentReviewers test six stainless-steel travel mugs for temperature retention, leaks, durability, ease of use and ease of cleaning. The article is thorough and comparative, noting pros and cons for each mug. Testers place the most importance on temperature retention and ease of use.
2. Good Housekeeping
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Travel Coffee (and Tea) Mugs Tested
by Editors of Good Housekeeping
Our AssessmentThe Good Housekeeping Research Institute tests 28 travel mugs, both plastic and stainless steel, on an array of factors: temperature retention; vulnerability to leaks and spills; stain and odor retention; ease of cleaning; and ease of use. Reviews note both pros and cons but do not compare mugs.
3. Car and Driver
December 2011
A Mug for the Morning Drug: Coffee-Container Torture Test
by K. C. Colwell
Our AssessmentEditors test six travel mugs for volume, temperature retention, spillage and durability in both drop and drive-away testing. They also test for ease of use. The reviews are thorough and comparative, offering a bottom line for each. The mugs are all stainless steel, except for one glass model.
4. Cook's Country
October/November 2011
Travel Mugs
by Editors of Cook's Country
Our AssessmentEditors rate seven stainless-steel travel mugs on a 3-star scale for heat retention, leak prevention and the "sipping" and "handling" done by a typical commuter. Short reviews note both pros and cons but do not compare mugs. Tests and reviews are heavily slanted toward the needs of car commuters.
5. DailyShotOfCoffee.com
July 19, 2013
The 5 Best Travel Coffee Mugs
by Brian Martinowich
Our AssessmentMartinowich briefly reviews five top mugs based on expert and owner picks. His reviews are thorough, noting both pros and cons, but not comparative. He also offers readers a comparison of stainless-steel and plastic travel mugs, as well as tips on usage and spills.
6. Amazon.com
As of January 2014
Travel Mugs
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com is one of the best resources for real-world reviews of travel mugs. Reviews are often quite detailed and evenhanded. Prospective buyers should read carefully, since reviewers sometimes wrongly fault a product for bad experiences with a seller or shipping. Readers should also beware of older reviews, which might discuss an older version of a product with flaws that have been addressed.
7. Buzzillions.com
As of January 2014
Travel Mugs
by Contributors to Buzzillions.com
Our AssessmentBuzzillions.com is another helpful owner-review product site. Reviews are not quite as detailed, but a helpful feature tallies each listed pro and con so prospective buyers don't have to comb through every review quite as thoroughly. The site includes reviews from popular merchants such as Drugstore.com and Cooking.com.
8. ArborTeas.com
As of January 2014
Tea Accessories
by Contributors to ArborTeas.com
Our AssessmentTea aficionados rate products including the JoeMo TC Tea on a 1- to 5-star scale at this specialty tea shop's website. Reviews are honest and focus more on the mug's tea capabilities than other sites' owner reviews.
9. Real Simple
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10 Spill-Proof Travel Mugs
by Kelley Carter and Mieke ten Have
Our AssessmentThe authors pick 10 travel mugs for this best-of roundup. Each mug gets a short review that focuses on its most distinctive characteristic. The authors do not include cons for a particular product. It's also unclear how the mugs were chosen and whether there was any testing.

Travel Mugs Runners Up:

Thermos Nissan Tea Tumbler with Infuser Est. $22 for a 12-ounce mug

2 picks including: Amazon.com, Good Housekeeping…

OXO Good Grips Plastic LiquiSeal Travel Mug Est. $10 for a 13.5-ounce mug

1 pick including: Amazon.com, Good Housekeeping…

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Thermos 12-Ounce Stainless-Steel Tea Tumbler with Infuser
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New: $29.99 $17.49   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
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Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Open-Access Lid, 16-Ounce, Silver/Blue, Set of 2
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from Amazon.com
New: $39.99 $33.45   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
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OXO Good Grips Plastic LiquiSeal Travel Mug, Textured Red
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New: $9.99   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
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