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Welcome to ReviewBox Brasil, your review site on the internet. To drink good tea, coffee or delicious natural juices, a mug with a lid can make all the difference. It may sound simple, but by adding a lid to a mug you can better preserve the temperature of the drink and even store it safely in the fridge preventing odours from transitioning. In mugs with a good seal, you can even avoid an accident if it overturns on the table or falls on the floor. To understand all about them and how to choose the best model, check our review.




The most importand facts

  • For more safety, opt for models where the lid fits perfectly on the mug, offering a better seal.
  • Some models have a hole for straws.
  • Some mugs are made with materials and technologies that allow the drink to maintain its temperature for longer, and a good lid helps in the process.

The Best Mugs With Lid: Our Picks

Buying guide

Extremely versatile, mugs allow you to enjoy hot or cold beverages ranging from traditional hot coffee or tea to a cold beer, or the kids' juice and soda. And especially for them, the lids offer even more safety. With so many options, it is natural to feel a little lost about which is the best model and which will look best on your kitchen decoration. With that in mind, we have prepared a buying guide especially for you with the main information about the product.

Imagem de caneca de cerveja de cerâmica com tampa estampada com pessoas

Beer mugs were one of the first models to incorporate lids. (Source: Capri23auto/ Pixabay)

What is a mug with a lid?

Mugs are containers used for the consumption of cold or hot drinks. They are among the oldest pieces of household utensils, accompanying humanity since when we perfected ceramic work. Unlike glasses, they have a tab that helps you hold it without your hands coming into direct contact with your body, avoiding accidents when the drink is too hot or too cold. Incorporating the caps, they become even safer, so you can carry them with you without spilling and preventing dirt or insects from coming into contact with the drink. They also help to maintain the temperature for longer. Nowadays it is possible to find mugs with lids produced in a wide variety of materials, shapes, sizes and with different prints, allowing you to incorporate them into your decoration. Some people even collect mugs.

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In a mug with lid your drink will stay warmer during the winter. (Source: pasja1000/ Pixabay)

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a mug with a lid?

Mugs with lids offer numerous advantages as they allow you to store your drink in the fridge for later consumption without odours transferring. They help maintain the temperature of your drink for longer and you can even carry them with you to the gym or outings. However, it is important to note that there are also disadvantages. Some models cannot be taken to the microwave and dishwasher, as well as some lids do not have a sealing system. Besides, they usually cost more than traditional mugs without lids. For more details, see the table below.

Advantages
  • Allows you to keep the drink in the fridge without transferring odors
  • They help maintain the drink's temperature for longer
  • You can carry them with you to the gym or outings
Disadvantages
  • Some models cannot be taken to the microwave or washing machine
  • Some lids do not have a sealing system
  • They usually cost more than traditional mugs without lids

Criteria for purchase: What to consider before buying a mug with lid

As you could see throughout our review, mugs with lids are a great option to enjoy a good tea, coffee, or even to keep the gas and temperature of soft drinks longer. However, before choosing the ideal model, you need to pay attention to some buying criteria to make sure you are choosing a mug that best fits your needs or even matches the other pieces in your kitchen.

Check each of the points below carefully and you will find the ideal model to call your own and still impress your guests with a much more fun afternoon coffee table.

Material

The mugs' material may vary a lot from one model to another. Initially, they were produced in ceramic and porcelain, and these are still among the most popular. However, now you can also find glass, plastic or even metal models, such as aluminum, very used for cold drinks. The lid can be made of the same material as the mug, or in silicone, which helps in sealing, besides being more resistant to cans temperatures without heat transition, which helps to avoid accidents. One of the most important factors when choosing the material of the mug is to take into account that it may affect the practicality of washing and heating, since some models cannot be taken to the washing machine or microwave. Therefore, before making the purchase, check the manufacturer's specifications.

Capacity

Another factor you should consider is the capacity of the mug. In the models with a lid, this is even more important, since you can store it more easily and without losing the drink's properties, it is possible to have bigger mugs, even if you are not going to consume its contents all at once. And it's worth remembering, the larger the capacity, the larger the mug, which can be a decisive factor when you consider factors such as transport and storage. Mug capacity is measured in millilitres (ml). Most models range from 100 to 300 ml, but it is possible to find models with a much larger capacity, such as beer mugs.

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Larger, some beer mugs can store up to one litre of cold drink with a very charming lid. (Source: Capri23auto/ Pixabay)

Type of closure

The lid is the great differential of these mugs, however, you should be aware of the sealing system. Many models offer screw system, which helps to increase safety and allow you to transport the drink without the danger of leakage. In other models, especially those with plastic or silicone lids, they are just firmly fitted. And lastly, some lids simply do not offer a sealing system, so pay attention to the product specifications when buying.

Colours and patterns

Finally, the mugs with lids nowadays have a lot of colours and prints, either with fun themes, imitating animals or more classic floral decorations. There are no rules here, just choose a model that suits your personality and fits in your kitchen decoration. This is also one of the factors that make them great gift options and even make them collector's items. (Source of the highlighted image: pasja1000/ Pixabay)

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