I had been looking for a dishwasher safe Travel Mug and while this one meets that requirement, I am not really a fan of the silicone lid for drinking. It sort of has a weird feel when you are drinking and makes me feel as though I am drinking from a baby bottle.
The Ceramic Cup
The Eco Cup Ceramic Cup has a Silicone Lid and Sleeve. The cup itself is 5.5″ tall and measures almost 2.5″ at the base and slightly larger than 3.5″ at the top. The cup does not state how much liquid it will hold but I use a Keurig Brewer and brew on the 12 oz size. This leaves about an inch on top which gives ample room for adding cream or stirring without overflowing. The cup is slightly flared at the top.
The cups come in a variety of colors as well as prints. It is fully dishwasher safe and has the weight of a normal coffee mug. The only thing you really might be concerned with for travel is that this mug will break if dropped on the ground.
The Lid is made of Silicone and depending on the design may be white or another color. The Lid Feels squishy but does seem to form an adequate seal on the mug. I am not a fan of the silicone lid as it feels like I am drinking from a baby bottle instead of a coffee mug. When you put a warm liquid in your cup it intensifies this feeling making the lid feel softer and even more pliable. I would prefer a hard plastic lid to the silicone one.
The cup comes with a silicone sleeve which is necessary because the cup has no handle and when filled with a warm liquid you will definitely need to use the sleeve. The sleeve measures 2.5″ and fits onto the cup so that it is in the middle of the cup. One side of the sleeve is smooth and the other side has vertical ridges. The sleeve itself is contoured to match the shape of the cup
I have not really warmed up to this cup yet, mainly because I don’t like the way that the lid feels for drinking. I will use because it was a gift and it reminds me of the gift giver but I am thinking I might like it better in the summer for iced drinks and I think then the silicone lid will work nicely to stick a straw through the drinking slit. That way my mouth won’t come directly in contact with the lid.
Clean up could not be easier. I simply put everything in the dishwasher and let it do it’s thing. I do not always wash the sleeve as that does not really get dirty but sometimes I just leave it right on the cup and it seems to wash up fine that way too. The Silicone Sleeve and Lid can withstand temperatures up to 446 degrees F so there are no worries unless your lid were to fall on the heating element. To be on the safe side wash the sleeve and lid on the top shelf and make sure that the lid and the sleeve are secured so they will not fall to the bottom of your dishwasher.