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Old 12-07-2013, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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I just bought a Keurig coffee maker but don't have a coffee mug to drink from. I used to use those disposable Styrofoam cups and then I found out that those cups likely melt a little from the hot coffee. I'm afraid of the chemicals that seep out from the cups. I think there are basically 3 choices of materials, stainless steel, ceramic, and plastic. I know the plastic is supposed to be able to handle hot liquids but I can't help but think that it's bound to melt a little with something that hot. Stainless steel sounds okay but not sure if the metal taste will leak into the coffee. Ceramic seems best but it's harder to find ceramic mugs that seal tightly. I know this seems kind of trivial but I plan to use this mug for a long time and was wondering if anyone heard of what the best material for mugs are. I tried to research this on the internet but really couldn't come up with information regarding the possible health consequences of the various materials used.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:05 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Ceramic is our choice. Most preferably ones not made in China. Not sure if I've seen a seal-able ceramic cup. But, you'll surely need to warm a cup in a M/W oven at times. Ceramic as far as I know would be safest. Generally speaking. We have a Keurig as well. I share your concerns on chemicals leaching from various materials when heated.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:24 PM
 
Location: CO
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Not a coffee drinker but I did buy this ceramic covered mug at Starbuck's this week for my hairdresser. They call it a mug but it doesn't have a handle so I guess it's really a tumbler. Looks like it would travel nicely in a car cup holder too.


Double Wall Faceted Mug, 10 fl oz | Starbucks® Store
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:39 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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My wife uses various metal containers as well with plastic open/close caps. I remember the old milk glass cups used back in the 50's-60's. Bet they were safe.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:50 PM
 
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Ceramic or double walled glass. If there is any concern whatsoever about plastics leaching into your drink, glass and ceramics are the safest.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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I've used one of these "Not A Paper Cup" ceramic cups, with a heavy plastic lid, for a couple of years. I love it. It looks exactly like a paper cup and lid, but isn't. Now there are several other designs, such as a dead ringer for a blue and white NYC bodega cup with the Greek border, if you know what i mean.

Works well. The only downside is that if you drop it you will break it.

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Old 12-08-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Anything ceramic from China is a bad idea. They use a lot of lead in the glaze. Don't buy utensils or pots and pans from the dollar store. Almost everything there is made in china. Unless you like lead and weird metal in your food.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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I like china cups, or ceramic. If I have to go, I will use a metal coffee cup with lid.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Tervis Insulated Drinkware - Official Store
These are what we use. You can get them with all different kinds of decorations--teams, hobbies, initials, etc. and they are made here in the U.S.
You can purchase lids for them, as well.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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We use chinaware fom Tepco, Fireking and Wallace.

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