pesco — 2013-07-15T16:45:59-04:00 — #1
Cuppow is a a reusable lid that turns a glass canning jar into a travel mug. They have versions for regular and wide mouth glass jars. It's made in the USA from BPA-free, Phthalate-free plastic. What a great idea! Amazon has the regular mouth size for $8; you supply the jar. Cuppow Regular and Cuppow… READ THE REST
boundegar — 2013-07-15T16:51:30-04:00 — #2
I believe 7-11 offers these free.
technogeekagain — 2013-07-15T16:52:18-04:00 — #3
Given that it'd be uninsulated and have no handle, I don't see a significant net advantage vs. other solutions...
I reuse canning jars by canning.
kartwaffles — 2013-07-15T16:54:43-04:00 — #4
Brilliant. Before sticking that plastic lid on top I never would have figured out that you can drink out of a jar.
I hear version 2.0 will come with a handle as well so you don't burn your fingers.
stephen_schenck — 2013-07-15T17:03:26-04:00 — #5
Hmm - based on the success of this, I'm tempted to start selling a $12 straw, perfect for use with Mason jars.
It's no special plastic or anything, but I'd give each of the straws a stern talking-to so they'll at least feel badly if they end up messing with your hormones.
bcsizemo — 2013-07-15T17:06:24-04:00 — #6
On a side note does no one make stainless steel canning rings/bands? Seriously, after a couple of uses they are shot, and I certainly reuse the jars much more than that.
xzzy — 2013-07-15T17:07:54-04:00 — #7
And here I was wondering why my snark meter suddenly pegged itself as I loaded bb.
jandrese — 2013-07-15T17:14:04-04:00 — #8
Oh wow, only $8 for a tiny chunk of extruded plastic? What a deal!
I saw the picture and I thought: That's a pretty clever for $.25, but the price point they're trying to sell them at just does not make sense. You can get a real insulated coffee mug for less than that, and it won't burn your hand.
cellocgw — 2013-07-15T17:17:56-04:00 — #9
Dunno about stainless, but fer shur you can buy fresh sets of bands and tops.
hdb — 2013-07-15T17:22:16-04:00 — #10
Cuppow also makes containers that hang from Mason jar lids to hold, say, veggie dip or salad dressing, which seems even more useful: http://www.cuppow.com/collections/bnto-jar-lunchbox-adaptors/products/bnto-04
I agree with the commenter about hot beverages. Someone needs to sell a Mason jar-holding heatproof sleeve.
diggum — 2013-07-15T17:22:42-04:00 — #11
I've had mine for about nine months, and they're high-quality and fun. Insulation isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially on a chilly morning commute, but hipsterknit yourself a cozy if it's that important to you. They fit a lot of quart jars as well, in case you need a LOT of coffee.
jimmykinkade — 2013-07-15T17:26:51-04:00 — #12
Next you're gonna tell me that people buy empty jars. Thanks to teddy peanut butter, I offer the following solution: http://jimmykinkade.tumblr.com/post/45494085751
kwillets_g — 2013-07-15T17:33:37-04:00 — #13
Can you cut the flange off a plastic disposable one instead?
presence — 2013-07-15T17:36:30-04:00 — #14
I own four of these Cuppow lids, they're perfect for my morning and lunch home-made smoothies. Out of the Vitamix, into 32-ounce canning jars. Slap on the lid, Cuppow, and ring, blammo, porta-lunch!
borisbartlog — 2013-07-15T17:41:19-04:00 — #15
I haven't seen stainless steel (price point would be too high to support economies of scale, so it would end up being a really expensive boutique item...). But you can get really nice one-piece polypropylene lids for canning jars. I recommend those.
50thomas50 — 2013-07-15T17:42:50-04:00 — #16
Weck makes glass lids http://www.weckjars.com/, but you have to buy their jars.
Tattler makes reusable plastic lids http://reusablecanninglids.com/
borisbartlog — 2013-07-15T17:43:21-04:00 — #17
You can drink out of the jar regardless, of course - but if you try to use a jar sans lid as a travel mug, you'll have the usual sloshing problems.
eastblock — 2013-07-15T18:10:55-04:00 — #18
boundegar — 2013-07-15T19:15:47-04:00 — #19
snig — 2013-07-15T19:20:23-04:00 — #20
Sorry to be parental about this, but it also seems like it'd be inviting a source of non-safety glass into a car.
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