Best Travel Mug For Your Keurig: Takin’ It With You
Are you looking for a travel mug for your Keurig? Let’s face it, I think everyone should own one travel mug. Even if you’re not someone with one of those long work commutes, you can definitely benefit from having a nice travel mug whenever you vacation or have to hit the road asap!
I do have a few travel mugs of my own, but only one of them will fit my Keurig (which is one of the smaller models.) When I pull out the drip tray, it’s 5.5″ in height. Other than the fact that it’s not dishwasher and microwave safe, I think it’s a great travel mug. It has a nice silicone sleeve so my hands don’t get hot while I drink.
If you can relate, part of your quandary is not only finding a mug that will look nice and function well – but will it fit in the brewer clearance space without any trial and error? That’s where this post’s guidance will come in!
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Keurig Tumbler – Will Fit the Bigger Keurigs
So if you own a Keurig 2.0 coffee brewer, you may know already that one of their big upgrade features is the option to brew a 14 – oz tumbler sized beverage. That’s where their proprietary tumblers come in! There is also a more recent 12 oz size which will fit smaller brewer models.
This one has a nice, sturdy stainless steel material that is double-wall insulated and has a twist-on/off lid with a push-button to sip and then re-seal again for spill-proof drinkability.
The manufacturer’s dimensions listed are: 3.5″ wide x 7.8 ” tall x 2.5″ diameter. Some people commented that the lid part is hard to keep clean- this is understandable, and is best accomplished using a small tool like an old toothbrush or toothpick. Manufacturer’s instructions recommend “hand wash only” for the body part.
The 14 oz version stands 6.5″ in height with the lid removed. You can pretty much assume if the dispensing area to drip tray clearance is at least a notch over this, you will have no trouble adding this tumbler to your single-cup coffee repertoire.
Contigo Travel Mug
There is also another brand known as Contigo, and their specialty is travel mugs. You would be hard-pressed to tell the difference in them and Keurig’s version. However there are two big differences going on-one is the array of color choices, and the other is the price.
The Contigo travel mug has the same great leak-proof Autoseal design, a pivoting lid, and 3 different sizes to choose from. 16, 20, and 24 oz, respectively, all priced differently based on size, but all of them less than the 14 oz Keurig tumbler sticker price.Not only will the Contigo travel mugs be compatible, but they come in lots of nice colors too!
In some cases you can get a set of 2…keep one for yourself and give the other to a friend. S/he will appreciate it for the next commute to work with hot java. The Contigo mugs due to their height will mainly be compatible with all of the Keurig line with the exception of the K130 and the K10/15 Minis.
The Yeti Rambler in 10 oz Size – Yes It Will Fit the Smaller Keurigs!
Every time I am doing my research, I find people are always raving about the Yeti mugs. So naturally wanted to check them out for myself…why are they so popular? Well, in a word – quality! And design – they are built for an on the go lifestyle and to be able to keep up with your goings-on.
They are designed with double-wall construction so whether your pleasure is a hot cup of joe or a refreshing iced coffee, you can be assured that your beverage will keep the right temperature hands-off. The stainless steel construction assures you the coffee will taste great -and the mug is sweat-proof so coasters need not apply.
Only trouble is finding a size or two in the Yeti line that will fit under your Keurig without a tussle. Well good news, this 10 oz size is only 4 and an eighth of an inch in height and 3.5″ in diameter – a slam dunk if you’ve got a little Keurig like mine! There are also a range of attractive colors to choose from to suit all tastes and lifestyles. As a side note – the Yeti Rambler comes in bigger sizes but they may only fit the bigger Keurigs.
Hydro Flask 12 oz
Last but not least certainly, is the Hydro Flask which is another quality brand. This baby has got a lifetime warranty on it – how’s that for cool? It’s also got an 18/8 stainless steel makeup and double-wall construction to keep hot drinks hot and cold ones cold for as long as you are enjoying them.
At 12 oz, the height of the Hydro Flask is approximately 6.3″ so it would fit best with a brewer with a little more clearance (including with the drip tray removed.) If you are unsure, measure first to be on the safe side.
You can enjoy a leak-proof experience with this mug -it’s interchangeable with a range of lid types so if you wanted to revert back to having a sports bottle with just plain water, which is the premise of its design. For coffee, look for the Hydro-flip lid which is the most compatible. There are also a range of beautiful colors to choose from as well.
Well I hope you enjoyed this lineup – good luck to you and hope you find the right travel mug out of these which will fit your lifestyle!
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