When my old travel mug was in desperate need of replacing, I really hoped that this Aladdin Recycled & Recyclable Transform Mug would be the solution. I have long-haired dogs, so drinking my tea in anything without a lid is not an option. When I found this mug, I was totally sold on it. First, it's purple, which is my favorite color. I loved that it is made out of recycled materials and the mug is recyclable when it comes time to retire it. It's also easy to clean, comfortable to hold, microwave safe, and leak proof, so it sounds pretty perfect, right?
Unfortunately, this mug fails miserably at keeping your beverage hot. It says that it's insulated and other reviews seemed to please with how long it kept their drinks warm. All I can think is that whoever wrote those reviews must go through their coffee or tea super-fast. In my opinion it is awful at keeping your drink warm for longer than 30 to 45 minutes. So, it's probably a good thing that it's microwave-safe because you're going to need to heat your drink a lot. Oh, and you have to make sure it actually fits in your microwave. It's quite tall, so it may just barely fit or not fit at all. It only took a few days of dealing with cold tea and constant trips to the microwave to order a new one. This one should be great to hold smoothies in the summer though.