I’m always on the look out for well designed and practical products so when my sister reported that she’d had ice cream served to her in a restaurant in a double walled glass which wasn’t cold to touch, I had to find out more. After a quick google I showed her that the manufacturer must be Bodum and she confirmed that yes these were the same glasses that she’d seen. Well being half Danish I had to find out more and contacted Bodum who are a Danish manufacturer known for their stylish and functional products which improve everyday life. They have a vast range of double wall glasses and mugs in all sorts of shapes and sizes as well as a whole host of other products. The lovely people at Bodum asked me which product I would like to try and I knew immediately. Once I’d read that because of the double wall you never get condensation and therefore no ring mark on your surfaces, it had to be the Bistro Double Wall Thermo-glass Jumbo Mugs which have a capacity of 450mls and also come in two smaller sizes. We drink a lot of tea in this house and my husband is forever needing refills but most importantly he seems to always miss the coasters that I leave around and makes marks on my glass table tops. These design award winning mugs are made to keep hot drinks hotter for longer and cold drinks colder for longer without the outer wall becoming either hot or cold to the touch! As well as the double wall of thermal glass these mugs also have a hydrophobic silicone vent in the base to allow the air pressure between the two glass layers to be constantly equalised with the outside air pressure. Hence these mugs are happy to be put in a dishwasher too. I think it’s so cool when science and aesthetics come together and to not only look good but solve problems as well.
So how did we get on? Well first I made hot chocolate which was great for checking out the outer temperature of the mugs which was amazingly neutral in temperature on the outside even though the drink was piping hot on the inside! I always have a problem passing a mug of tea to my huband and one of us ends up holding a piping hot mug which is not nice to say the least. So it was such a pleasant change to no longer have that problem as this mug can be handled all over with no fear of any burning fingers!
The next morning my husband made tea for us and as he’s such an early riser I normally end up with a luke warm cup of tea waitng for me in the kitchen. So it was such a joy to come down to a Bistro mug of tea that was still hot – these mugs really are like magic.
Next I thought I’d try out some cold drinks with iced tea and cordial. Again there was no unpleasant freezing cold glass to hold as the double thermal wall kept the chill away from our fingers! Plus there was no condensation on the outside of the glass mug so no annoying ring marks to be had. I had a mug of cordial with my lunch and as usual being a slow drinker hadn’t drunk most of it; an hour later when I returned there were still remnants of ice cubes in the mug and the cordial was still chilled – pretty amazing even allowing for my cold kitchen!
I really do think the whole range of double wall thermo-glass products that Bodum have invented are so brilliant and I love it when form and function go hand in hand. To overcome the problems of condensation marks and too hot to hold mugs in one go is pure genius in my book! My husband got so used to drinking from these gorgeous mugs that when I handed him a tea in one of our conventional mugs he moaned “no special mug then”!
So now I’ve whet your appetite I simply had to give one of my readers the opportunity to win a set of these Bistro Mugs which retail for £37 a pair. To enter the giveaway simply enter the rafflecopter below and tell me what would be the first drink you would make in these mugs?
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