Jan 16, 2020
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About this Deal
Zojirushi SM-KHE48BA Stainless Steel Mug for $25.99 from $45. Ships free for Prime.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolute AMAZED how well this works!
Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2017
Size: 12 oz Color: Champagne Gold Verified Purchase
I’m not one to write long/detailed reviews, but felt this one deserved it.
My use case: I take hours to drink a cup of coffee, little sips constantly and I often re-microwave my coffee to re-heat it in normal coffee mug. I wanted something that would keep my coffee hot and that was spill-proof.
After researching and reading reviews, last year I bought the 16oz Contigo AUTOSEAL which claimed to keep hot drinks hot up to 5-6 hours. At first I was impressed, but quickly settled into the fact that my coffee was luke warm within a couple hours. Definitely nowhere near 5-6 hours. I assumed that maybe it was because I was constantly taking little sips and that coffee was cooling from each sip.
So a year later, I decided to give these insulated mugs one more try. After additional research, I bought this Zojirushi, 12oz.
As soon as the received it, I did an experiment and the Zojirushi absolutely blew the Contigo away.
Started both with 113 degree F hot water.
Total hrs Zojirushi Contigo
1.5 hr 107 98
3.0 hr 104 91
4.5 hr 102 86
Loss -11 -27 degrees F after 4.5 hrs
In fact, I left the Zojirushi on the counter overnight and 24hrs later it was 89 degrees F. Still more than the Contigo after only 4.5hrs.
I’ve used it for the last 2 days at work with coffee and I can truly ‘nurse’ my one cup of coffee all day long and it is still nice an hot MANY hours later. Plus there is physically a lot more opportunity for heat loss drinking from the Zojirushi as you pop open the lid compared to the tiny slot opening when drinking out of the Contigo. Makes me wonder if my Contigo was defective from the start.
One quirk with the Zoji is that several times I noticed a drop of coffee (from condensation on the cap), on the tip of my nose after taking a sip. Either tip your head back a little further or drink just off center to avoid this. Doesn’t bother me though. I also like that the drinking well (where the coffee comes out) is not glaring white (which would stain more easily) with the Champagne Gold mug. It is a light tan. I wasn’t sure what color it would be, but noticed in some pictures that the inside was a blaring white.