Just as food is part of our daily life, so are drinks! How about enjoying a pleasant tea on a summer afternoon? Or a good cocktail or wine in the company of some friends? Even a hot coffee on our way to work can be a perfect way to start a day. Drinks are usually there when people share moments, like in family meetings, picnics, or parties.
If you think that is good enough, well, you can make your drink experience much better if you get a tumbler.
In this article, we will show you some important facts about tumblers, and of course, the best tumblers that you can get here on Artydome. Read the information below and find the perfect tumbler for you!
What is the difference between a travel mug and a tumbler?
It is common to confuse these containers because we usually use them for the same thing! Drinking cold tea, hot coffee, wine, or just water. However, did you know that they are different? If you are interested in this because you want to buy the appropriate container, here we want to clarify all your doubts.
In general, the main difference is the use of these containers. Tumblers are designed to drink cold drinks, and travel mugs to drink hot drinks. However, do not worry if you tend to mix them; it is not a real rule because both (mug and tumbler) do both jobs well.
When we talk about the use, we do not only refer to the type of drink that you will drink in it. It also refers to the moment when we use the container.
A travel mug is typically used (as the name implies) to travel. When we need to move from one place to another, the best thing we can use is a travel mug with a tight lid. This way we make sure we do not spill anything on the way.
You can just put it in your bag and it will maintain your drink hot (or cold) and safe during the trip. For instance, when we go to work, class, hiking, and camping. If you want to have a hot coffee to enjoy during the trip or the day, a travel mug is what you need.
On the other hand, a tumbler has a different use. It is more common to be used when we are at home or maybe on a summer picnic. Imagine you are watching a movie in the living room or working at home in your office and your companion is a cold drink (maybe a lemonade, smoothie, or a cocktail). Well, a tumbler will be the best container for you. They usually come in fancy shapes, designs, and colors that will brighten your life a little more.
However, one thing they have in common is that people like to collect them. It seems that to have only one is not enough! So it is in turn a magnificent gift that is long-lasting and sometimes it can be personalized, which will make your gift more memorable.
Now you know the differences between the use of these two items. However, can you recognize one properly if you see it?
Let’s then talk about the physical differences, so you can know how to differentiate them the next time you want to buy one.
Travel Mug vs Tumbler
Many of the travel mugs that you can find online or in stores have a handle. It is because we tend to use travel mugs while we are commuting to work or traveling somewhere, so it is more comfortable to hold the mug using a handle.
On the other hand, a tumbler does not have a handle. They are characterized by their simple appearance and without having too many details. A tumbler does not need a handle, because we commonly use it at home or in relaxed environments.
Nowadays, there are more options in the market, and if you want a tumbler with a handle probably, you will find one. It will possibly have a different style than the handles of the travel mugs.
A tumbler usually has a simple lid that screws on and sometimes that lid comes with a straw. The straw typically fits on top. It would be strange to find a travel mug that includes a straw because it is most commonly used with hot beverages.
Imagine drinking a hot coffee or tea using a thin straw, you probably will burn your tongue! As an alternative, travel mugs come with different lid styles, so you can choose according to your needs. The most common ones are thumb-slide lids, where you just slide part of the lid to open, press-on lids, and flip-top.
Originally, we can say that we associate a tumbler with the disposable cups of coffee or iced tea that they give us with our drink in coffee shops. These cups tend to be narrower at the bottom and wider at the top. A tumbler looks the same, just that it is reusable and very durable. Instead, a travel mug is usually straight. It has no sloping edges.
There you have the physical differences, so the next time you go shopping, you know exactly what to look for.
However, hold on! Do you think that was all? There is something more that you need to know before buying the best tumbler.
First of all. What is insulation? It is what makes your hot drink stay hot and your cold drink stay cold for a long time. Depending on the material and the manufacturing process, the temperature transfer will decrease, making your drink keeping your drink at its ideal temperature.
There are different types of insulation systems, some better than others. All the types have something in common: they have double walls to eliminate condensation (your bag will not get wet) and to prevent your hands from freezing or heating.
From good to excellent, you have air insulation, foam insulation, vacuum insulation, and copper vacuum insulation. The last one, being the best option, can retain hot temperatures for up to 12 hours, and cold temperatures for up to 16 hours.
The result is that your coffee will still be hot in the middle of the day, and you will not need the microwave to heat it. The same with your cold drinks. Sometimes if we are outside, we do not have access to ice. So it will be excellent if your drink can be cold at least for some hours.
The tumblers from Artydome are specially designed to drink cold beverages. They are all made of high-quality 18/10 stainless steel with a brushed finish, which makes them look modern. It also means that there are no fingerprints on it. The dimensions of the tumblers are 11.6 cm (height) and 6.5 cm (width), which makes them contain a total of 500 ml (16.91 fl. Oz).
They are dishwasher safe, which means that you do not need to waste time washing by hand. Just remember to use a mild soap and then dry it with a soft cloth.
The shape of these tumblers is narrower at the ends and wider in the center, which makes them have a greater capacity. The design does not include a slid so you should not use it to commute.
There are different colors available. Let’s take a look:
- Earle Stainless Steel Tumbler: Purple
- Eanrin Stainless Steel Tumbler: Blue
- Eames Stainless Steel Tumbler: Rose Gold
- Eakant Stainless Steel Tumbler: Silver
- Eaga Stainless Steel Tumbler: Gold
- Ealdian Stainless Steel Tumbler: Black
If you are one of those that combine tumblers with straws, then we also have a good option for that:
It is a set that includes four straws made of 304 stainless steel. They come in gold, rose gold, black, silver and rainbow and you can choose if you want your set of one color or mixed.
The best part is that it comes with a thick bristled cleaning brush. It means that you can clean your straws after use without problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a tumbler?
It is a container, similar to a cup. It is usually used to drink cold drinks.
What is the difference between a tumbler and a travel mug?
A tumbler does not have a handle and usually comes with a straw on the lid. A travel mug is rather used to travel or go to work. It has a handle and a variety of lid styles.
Can I use my tumbler with hot drinks?
Yes, you can. However, it could keep it hot for a shorter time than if you use a travel mug.
Is the insulation important in a tumbler?
It is if you want to keep your drink cold for a longer period.
As you could see, there is more than one way to get your drinks. However, we suggest you save your tumbler for cold drinks. Then, what you need to take into account is essentially the material and design of your tumbler, so it can fit perfectly with your style and your daily activities.
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