How do they look ? These are lovely looking mugs. The colours are really nice. I have open shelves and have several different colours and they look really nice next to each other (I have glasses as well).
How do they feel ? They feel superb. They are fairly thick walled and feel solid to hold. The combination of the softer coloured section and the chunkiness of the porcelain works really well. I love the fact that they have no handles as they feel lovely when holding a coffee in cupped hands or with one hand.
Are they too hot to hold ? If you want them for drinks made with just boiling water and no coolant (for example black coffee or herbal tea) then I would say don't get these. With a coolant in they are fine, for example I have my coffee and tea with soya milk and they are fine to hold.
Sizes and colours ? These mugs are available in different colours and sizes and you may have to do a bit of searching to see the full range of colours, sizes and prices. Just be careful that you are getting the size that you want, the standard coffee/tea size mug is the 0.25 ltr size. They do a large cup of coffee size 0.4 ltr and also a very small size. I use both the standard coffee size and the large coffee size, design is the same. You can also get glasses of different sizes in the same design
Any negatives ? There is a slight smell that comes from the texture when having a hot drink. This may bother some people but did not particularly bother me. Also, this does seem to lessen with use so may disappear altogether after a while.
Positives ? The overall look and feel of these is superb. I first came across these when I had a coffee at a friend's house and I promptly tracked them down and bought several different ones as I loved them so much. Having no handles makes them quirky and different and visitors always comment on how nice they are. Easy to clean and good quality.
on 28 February 2013
Having read the reviews, I expected them to be a bit smelly when filled with a hot drink and they were at first. Now that I have been using them for a while either the smell has gone or I have stopped noticing it. They are easy to store in a small space because they have no handles and keep your hands warm while you drink. I like the different colours and I was delighted when I bought them for 14.00 pounds. Now that they have gone up to 18.00 I don't want to complete the set but I will keep my eye on the price. I think they are lovely mugs and they are easy to clean inside unlike some which seem to need a huge amount of rubbing to get rid of the coffee and tea stains.
on 22 February 2013
love these little things, bought a varied set of the other colors, even piping hot their ok to handle, better than the double walled larger mugs that dont actually hold more liquid than these, the grips sometimes slip down but their easily repositioned, esp when your washing them in hot water.
on 26 May 2014
Excellent quality item. Very nice feel in the hand - big, solid, soft and warm (not too hot at all, even with boiling water inside!). They were a present and the recepient loved them and doesn't want to drink from any other cup anymore.