A good reusable mug can save you money and keep your drinks piping hot or refreshingly cold. Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA, Stainless Steel Mug is one of that kind, if you have an experience with it will be hard for you to change to another mug.
The Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA, new stainless steel mug, is at the higher end of the cost spectrum, but its well-designed exterior, one-handed usability, easy-to-clean nonstick Teflon interior, and foolproof locking mechanism are well worth the price of admission. This stainless steel mug, will never, ever spill in your bag. It’s hard to put a price on that sort of thing well, actually, it’s about the price of a new bag, laptop, phone, and whatever else happened to be in there at the time.
- Stopper disassembles for thorough cleaning, Stainless steel with non-stick coating
- Compact design takes minimal space while maximizing capacity
- New pictograph lock,
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 2.8 x 8.6 inches ; 8 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S.
- Item model number: SM-SA48BA
- Stopper disassembles for thorough cleaning
- capacity with 1-1/2″ opening
- New pictograph lock
- 5 year warranty on heat retention
The new Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA is lighter and more compact than its predecessor, but it still offers one-handed usability and a foolproof locking mechanism that will keep your valuables safe. It is available in a 20-ounce version (SM-SA60) that can double as a water bottle, as well as in 12- and 16-ounce versions (SM-SA36 and SM-SA48).
Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA, Stainless Steel mug, 16oz. has a vacuum insulation that keeps beverages hot or cold for hours. Easy-to-clean nonstick coated interior. Tight fitted flip-open lid keeps beverages hotter or colder than travel mugs. Safety lock to prevent the lid from opening accidentally. Lightweight design for added portability.
What we liked about it
- It’s constructed with stainless steel with an air tight lid that completely seals with a safety lock.
- The lid is quite durable and won’t leak any liquids. The safety lock helps in preventing accidental spills. The lid has a locking mechanism that keeps it from opening accidentally. That means you can risk putting it in a backpack or bag and (unless you really jostle it around or don’t seal it properly) won’t find a bag full of beverage later.
- Because the mug is made of metal (except for the plastic lid), it’s pretty durable.
- The opening is large enough to allow ice cubes to slip but not big enough to make it difficult to pour liquids out.
- The stainless steel outer shell is not only great looking, but it also makes the whole bottle very durable and adds an extra layer of insulation.
- It can keep liquid too hot, so allow them to cool a bit before closing if you want a slightly lower temperature that which you mouth could accommodate.
What we didn’t like about it
- The opening is quite small thus making it hard to clean but bottle brush will take care of that. In addition, the spring action on the lid is fragile and it feels as though it can break any time.
- The mug has a slim design that doesn’t fit well in standard cup holders.
When it comes to insulation, the Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA, Stainless Steel mug, thermos is ideal. The double walled stainless steel vacuum insulation reduces heat loss through convection currents. The steel coating in the thermos makes it easy to wash and doesn’t soak in any smell.
Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA has sturdy leak-proof seals and a simple locking mechanism that we can trust if we want to throw it into a bag, and it’s easy to use one-handed option. On testing it, it didn’t leak, it didn’t spill, it’s pretty tough, it can take a bit of a beating, and it has an attractive design that’s minimalist, yet eye-catching in its simplicity.
Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA is an awesome travel mug for your money, especially since you may use it on an almost daily basis.
If you are looking for a great thermos that offers total insulation, this is the perfect one for you.