I was all set to buy these mugs until I got to the post that said they were lined with nickle for "safety"! Copper is NOT toxic, however nickle is to many! They even sell nickle free earrings for crying out loud because of so much sensitivity to the metal! Copper, on the other hand has been used in water pipes for decades safely! Pans, pots and other wares have been safely used made of copper! Why, why, why did they line them with nickle??!!
I expected the nickel coating the inside of the mugs to stand up better than they have. I hand wash them very gently, but they just didnt last past a couple of uses. Very expensive
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The nickel bottom on the inside of the mugs have already eroded. Still attractive on the outside
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I wanted 100% copper mugs for moscow mules. So I orded these "solid" copper mugs because if they were "solid" copper I would think they are 100% copper. However they are lined so it sort of defeats the purpose of having a copper mug other than looks. They are even called moscow mule mugs. Sort of a waste of money since the drink does not come in contac with the copper. Notes that copper lining is for safety is crazy, what are most domestic home water pipes made of?
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good if you want cups that are lined.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? 90%
As others have said, these mugs are not made of solid copper (almost no contemporary cooking utensil or drinking vessel is), but in spite of the mfg's false claims, I assumed that the mugs were only "copper plated" when I bought them, specifically for making Moscow Mule cocktails. They're beautiful mugs that make quite a presentation and always elicit oohs and aahs when frosty drinks are served to guests. I'm disappointed that the interiors became tarnished after only one use, but as long as that's only an aesthetic issue when the mugs are empty, and the discoloration doesn't affect the beverages, I can live with it. As my wife said, "Most of the time, you won't be able to see the bottom of the mug, anyway." Those issues aside, I was so pleased with my first set of 4 mugs that I ordered 4 more. When summer ends and the weather turns cooler (hey, I'm in San Diego, so it really doesn't get "wintry"), I'll switch from chilled Moscow Mules to hot cocoa and be just as impressed...
I ordered these for my uncle. He has wanted "Moscow Mule" mugs for awhile and these where by far the cheapest solid cooper ones I could find. The order came quickly, and the mugs are BEAUTIFUL!!....and as an added bonus, the recipe for a Moscow Mule was on the box they came in. These have been used many times, and I will in fact be ordering more. ...
These are beautiful mugs, but thinner in gage (thickness) than i expected. The inside is coated in nickel and the body of the mug has a nice old fashioned bowl and handle design. Draw-back: these mugs are most certainly NOT for HOT beverages, since copper is such an excellent conductor of temperature, coffee, tea and such hot beverages make the handel to hot to touch. Otherwise they are great additions to our home.
Overall this product seems okay, but you should rethink presenting these mugs as "solid copper". The handle is, I think, brass, and they are lined with some other, silver-colored material, maybe nickle or tin. Makes it difficult to judge the actual copper content, which could be only a very thin veneer over the cup lining. If this is the case, these mugs are really overpriced!