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!
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.
These mugs are not solid copper. They are a copper outer have a nickel lining. They do not impart the proper flavor into a drink like a moscow mule. Do not order if you expect a solid copper mug.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? outside color correct. The insides are nickel.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is fine.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description is very poor on this product. These are nickel lined and thus if you're looking for that twang of copper to add the the flavor of a moscow mule this mug won't do it.
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...
The copper finish on the outside is very nice. The nickel plating on the inside is the concern. After a few uses it has faded to reveal the copper underneath. We went back to the reviews and found others who had the same issue. We found one that stated the finish was supposed to come off. If this is true why doesn't the manufacturer state this along with the best way to remove the nickel finish? One should not have to guess what to do meanwhile ingesting the nickle that slowly dissolves in each drink.
These mugs are made in India. These mugs are made of solid copper(99%), with an electroplated nickel lining (1%). Think of it like a car door: It's steel(99%), with paint(1%). The handle is made of solid cast brass (not brass & nickel).njhill on Feb 28, 2013
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