Reusable lid turns jar into coffee mug


#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


#2

I believe 7-11 offers these free.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#7

And here I was wondering why my snark meter suddenly pegged itself as I loaded bb.

Mystery solved!


#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.


#9

Dunno about stainless, but fer shur you can buy fresh sets of bands and tops.


#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.


#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.


#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


#13

Can you cut the flange off a plastic disposable one instead?


#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!


#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.


#16

Weck makes glass lids http://www.weckjars.com/, but you have to buy their jars.
Tattler makes reusable plastic lids http://reusablecanninglids.com/


#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.


#18

Moonshine to go!


#19

Hooray for astroturf!


#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.