Red Copper Mug Review: Does this Travel Mug Work?

Red Copper Mug Review: Does this Travel Mug Work?


I just got today’s mail and a package has arrived. Let’s take a look and see what’s inside. That’s right, today’s review is Red Copper Mug. Interesting. It stuck to the table as soon as I placed it down there. That bodes well for Red Copper Mug. Let’s see how the rest of it performs. So the first thing I noticed right out of the gate is that it will stick to the table, but it lifts up easily like this. Now that’s pretty cool. That’s a very cool feature. I like that. So there’s really four claims in the advertising of Red Copper Mug that I’m going to be testing. Number one is that it can keep a liquid hot for six hours, that can keep ice cubes cold for 12 hours, that it doesn’t tip over, and that it has a non-spill lid. Now one of those, the fact that it’s not able to be tipped over I discovered as soon as I took it out of the box because when I set it on the table, I noticed that it didn’t tip over, so that feature is actually definitely true. It’s kind of a cool feature. It’s kind of fun to play with and show people for the first time because it kind of blows their minds. The final claim and one that’s very important to some consumers is whether or not the lid is actually spill-proof. Easy to test and here’s what I found. One of the first claims that I want to test out is how leak-proof the lid is because that can be a deal-breaker for some people. So let’s see how leak proof this lid really is. I mean so far it looks pretty leak-proof to me. Nothing’s coming out. Definitely passes the leak proof test in my book. I’ll keep testing it out but it seems like it’s working pretty well for me. Red Copper Mug was originally marketed as Orgreenic Mug and you might recall the Orgreenic Pan from a few years ago and that one really has kind of dropped off in advertising and so I guess they decided to rebrand it under the name of something that’s a little more current and everybody’s jumping on the copper bandwagon so it’s now been rebranded to Red Copper Mug. It features a ceramic interior which they say will lead to improved taste over stainless steel travel mugs. I found that the taste doesn’t seem to be affected by being in the Red Copper Mug all day so that claim could be correct. Try to bump that over. Try to bump that over. It’s full, it’s got water in it. Try to bump it over. Now lift it straight up. Hah that’s cool. So for my first test I tried putting hot coffee in the Red Copper Mug and setting the time lapse for six hours and here’s what happened. I’ve got my pot of hot coffee. I’m going to pour it in the Red Copper Mug, check the temperature, and then start the time lapse. Alright so the temperature is about a hundred and sixty-five. I’m going to put the lid on. I’m going to put it by the time-lapse, and let it sit six hours and see what the temperature is after six hours. And now we wait. Alright it’s been six hours. I’ve got my thermometer. We’re going to see how much temperature change there has been in the Red Copper Mug. Alright it started at 165 and now we’re at 111 after six hours. I wouldn’t say it’s hot but it’s still warm. Sitting in your car for six hours I mean it’s still gonna be warm when you get out, not piping hot. It still tastes pretty fresh so I give it pretty good marks for that. So next up was the claim that you could put ice cubes in Red Copper Mug and 12 hours later they’d still be completely frozen with no water and here’s how that turned out. For my next test I have a Red Copper Mug filled with ice. In the commercial it says it can last 12 hours without the ice melting which is probably not unreasonable for just ice without water in it but I’m going to see if it lives up to that claim in the test by checking it 12 hours later. It is currently 8pm. I’ll check it again at 8am tomorrow morning Right? Alright. 12 hours. We’re going to try it. Alright it’s been almost exactly 12 hours so I’m going to try out my Red Copper Mug. Now in the commercial they showed the mug being dumped out on a counter with ice, so I’m going to try to duplicate that and see if there’s any water included because the commercial did not have water. So let’s see how that goes. Well maybe the advertising was a little bit exaggerated because there is some water in there but most of it is still ice, so you know I think for 12 hours that’s not too bad. Something occurred to me later about that ice cube test. In the television commercial when they dump it out on the counter all the ice cubes are separate, but when I did the test they all came out in a single cylindrical clump. Makes me kind of wonder about their test. One thing that I’m sure a lot of consumers are interested about is how much the Red Copper Mug holds. It’s something that the advertising, the website, and even the instructions and packaging don’t mention. So let’s take a look and find out. 16 ounces. 4 ounces. And it’s right to the top. 20 ounces it is. I’ve got my Red Copper Mug in the car with a hot beverage inside. Let’s check the temperature before I hit the road and we’ll see what it is. You can see it’s steaming. Alright so it’s about 180 degrees. I’m gonna be out for a while. I’ll be taking drinks of it while I’m out, and we’ll see how after a couple of hours on the road it actually works. We’re at the two hours mark. I’m going to see how hot the liquid is now. Alright so it’s about a hundred and fifty-three so it’s gone down a little bit but it’s still nice and warm after a couple hours. I’m going to be out for a while longer. We’re going see how it goes. Let’s see how the temperature looks. So about three and a half hours, the temperature is 138 degrees. It’s pretty nice and warm. I feel a little bit of warmth when I hold it up here. Not too unbearable but the rest of it feels cool so I think that does a pretty good job keeping the liquid warm in the car on my field test In the end I actually like Red Copper Mug. As long as your expectations are realistic about how much a travel mug can actually do, it’s actually pretty cool. The taste is not affected by the interior, the lid doesn’t spill, and it has that cool non-tip feature. So for me I like Red Copper Mug. If you’ve used Red Copper Mug, tell me what you think about it in the comments below, and if you like this video please subscribe so I can continue to bring you As Seen on TV product reviews in the future. Until next time, this is James White with Freakin’ Reviews. Thank you.

78 Comments

  1. I like the way it combines 4 claims/features in one product (which up to this point has been near impossible to find in this type of product). The Non-Tipping feature is especially cool. Also the Spillproof lid most mugs don't do at all. I wonder though the 6 hours of HEAT test for Hot Liquids was just done at room temperature apparently, whereas a mug like that very well might experience much colder temps in the Winter if it was left outside, or say in a cold unheated car all day. So the real world experiences there might have been much different if tested say outdoors in the cold, or put in the freezer. Still i think it might be a pretty good product for the money. Would have also liked them to advertise it clearly as holding 20 ounces of liquid. 🙂

  2. I just ordered the deluxe one hasn't got here yet but look forward to opening it. I really look forward to your reviews very useful

  3. Thank you for this product review.
    I had spent a year trying out travel mugs, and even the best quality "spillproof" lids leaked. Plus, merely after a week or two of daily use, the lids progressively increased loss of liquid. I would baby these containers, and hand washed them to reduce wear & tear.
    I gave up and settled for an 18 oz Contigo brand double wall stainless steel set of mugs that were the least leakiest of them all.
    Although I loved fairy tales as a little girl, I felt like I was in an adult Goldilocks or Snow White (mirror, mirror) scenario.
    Surely this shouldn't be rocket science to build an effective travel mug…?
    I also dislike the metallic taste, but glass containers are not allowed for my work situation. I also have to place the mug in a bag with other items, like paperwork.
    I use the travel mugs for my high-end powdered organic green juice that I only mix with water, and is my convenient one meal replacement on the go during the day. The chlorophyll really stains everything, especially since all mixes do not dissolve, despite their statements they do. Which means before every sip, I have to shake the beverage, and the cap ends up wicking out quite a bit of unwanted leakage.
    (BTW, all plastic leaches into water, and all types, not just BPA, are eventually toxic for all life forms. Former environmental scientist here)
    I hadn't heard of an inside wall ceramic option, and with the stainless steel exterior, it would not present as a hazard. Aluminum is also a toxin and never a good metal to have direct contact with, much less use for drinking water.
    Because I have not been a television programming consumer for many years, I have relied on video channels like yours to do the IRL field testing.
    You are my fav for the exact replication of manufacturer claims and excellent documentation of testing conditions.
    I tip my safety goggles to you, sir.

  4. I saw this at Rite-Aid tonight when I was buying the Miracle Seat Cushion. I may buy it with the $4.00 off coupon they give you with almost every visit. I also noticed the Red Copper Skillet. I was very tempted to buy it for 20 bucks but it just looked too thin and flimsy.

  5. great review. I went and bought one and I love it. use it ever day. thanks keep up the great works thanks

  6. I really like this mug. Sometimes I get mocha coffee and it is easier to clean the chocolate residue after because of the cereamic coating on the inside. Although, since it is so tall it can be difficult to use under some coffee machines like my Classic K50 Kureg. I have to fill a caraf up first to fill up my red copper mug after.

  7. Anyway, not sure what u paid for it. But I picked up a stainless bottle from Walmart for $5 made by Tal. It's leak proof. Durable (I know cause it's hit the floor plenty of times at work). Insulated very well and 24oz. I wanted to bring some cold tea to work with me in the morning. The tea was still hot so I poured it in and stuck it in the fridge overnight. Grabbed it on my way out the door the next morning and took a swig in the truck. ALMOST BURNED MY FREAKING TONGUE OFF!! The outside was ice cold but the contents were still blazing hot AFTER being in fridge all night. The downside: it tips over very easy. Also, it's a bottle not a mug, so I can't really get in there easily to clean the inside.Had to buy a bottle brush cause every once in a while I'd get a drink and it would have a sour smell. Haven't had that problem since getting the brush.

  8. Great review. Because of your review I went out and bought one. Actually I bought 2 because I was at one of the 50 Walgreen's in my town (jk) and they had them on clearance for $4.99. I'm thinking about going back and buying the last two they had. Took the mug out of the box and just had to start punching it. I couldn't believe that it wouldn't tip over and I was really punching this thing.

  9. My husband works for our town and this time of year he can be out for hours plowing snow. He liked it so much he bought a 2nd one.

  10. I L-O-V-E My Red Copper cup, I bought one for Christmas through Dr Leonard catalog for $9.99 and they no longer have it, 😣 I've been trying to find where I can purchase more can you please help

  11. Looks like a good product. Only losing 40 degrees after 6 hours is pretty good and you could probably have gotten even better results if you'd preheated the mug with hot water first. As for the icecube thing, what they didn't tell you is how cold the ice cubes were when they went in. Many commercial freezers can get much colder than the usual for home consumer ones and if they really wanted to cheat, chilling the cubes down in liquid nitrogen would have made it even less likely they'd have melted at all. The sad part is they didn't have to exagerate the capabilities. definitely going to pick one of these up.

  12. Hi! I'm trying to find out if one can put the RCMug in the microwave but I can't seem to find anything on that. Hmmm…

  13. That is great because who in their right mind takes 6 hours to drink their coffee? lol. Or 12 hours to drink what ever iced drink they have? Maybe if it's liquor. but that would be down before 1 hour for me haha. Maybe even 5 min. Then I would have to top off!

  14. There's one test you didn't do. It's almost impossible to do with any mug or tumbler. How well does it sit in a cup holder test? I own six different mug's or tumblers. All because every time I rent another car, the cup holders are different. Some have nubs on the side. While others either have rubber inserts or nothing at all.
    Is there a way to test it?

  15. got my mug at Walgreens for $5. 3 days later i accidently dropped it on concrete and the lid had a large chunk knocked off and a medium crack on the side of the lid

  16. You can extend the hot and cold holding time of any thermal mug by tempering it before you add your beverage. If your beverage is hot while the coffee or tea brews pour boiling water in the mug and close it up. When your beverage is ready, dump out the boiling water and add your beverage. Prep it for cold by keeping it in the refrigerator for an hour or two before adding your beverage. It is simple thermodynamics.

  17. I use this product and I actually bought it by mistake- I ran into Walgreens in a hurry and needed a mug- when I got to my desk at work and unpackaged it and read up on it- I was impressed. I actually went back to Walgreens a couple of days later and bought another one for my daughter as her water mug at school because of the anti- tip feature…THEN, I went back to get another one because I wanted one for my coffee/tea and one specific for my cold water…BUT hmm. I’ve had this item for 4 months now as my main mug. I love how it keeps my ice cold and intact ALL day- BUT after 4months of using this it no longer will keep my water cold as promised.. when I initially got it, I would fill with ice at 7a and at 4:30 when I got off work I would still have ice- that’s is- GOOD ice! NOW, ice not water will stay cold, my ice melts and the water is warm or room temp if it sits all day. I’ll have to test the coffee now- I normally will drink my coffee within an hour and still hot- but as far as this mug holding up the ice and keeping my water and ice cold—- IT HAS FAILED THE TEST!!!! If this product is guaranteed to last- I need to reach out to red copper and let them know the same thing I’m posting here.. thanks for the awesome review.. but, do another review and see if it still holds up to what it’s suppose to do- at least mine didn’t..

  18. I have one and the only complaint I have is the mouthpiece is too small and sometimes I’ll have difficulty drinking out of it.

  19. Doesn't spill huh? All you guys did was poke it. When someone spills something it's usually because they accidentally backhanded their cup. Put the cup down then reach for something on the other side of the cup using the same force you normally would.

  20. They probably precooled the cup before putting in the ice so the ice didn't need to cool down the inside of the cup.

  21. I bought water hose and It sucks I live in Florida and it’s not a good Product I will not recommend it to know one

  22. My personal favorite tumblers are Tervis. They're honestly pretty amazing to me. I can fill a full 24 oz cup with ice and water and still have cold water about 4-8 hours later (time obviously dependent on external conditions like weather).

    Another great thing is that the minimal sweating. About the only time I've noticed they sweat is when it's really humid. Even then, it's nowhere near as bad as a normal cup. It's just a very thin layer of condensation and doesn't completely soak a paper towel if placed under it even if it's been sitting there for hours.

    They're also pretty shatter resist unlike a lot of other double-insulated plastic tumblers.

  23. I bought one of these simply because it was the cheapest thermos/mug in the store. The suction cup has helped me avoid spills on a few occasions.

  24. I always wanted to buy one, but didn't know if it was true. Hey, hey, hey I'm getting one for me I have lot's of appt and lot's of times don't have time to drink my coffee, so thrumbs up. I'm getting mine yeaaa. Thank you very much have a bless day and may you keep on progressing.❤

  25. Great review. However, I’m wondering what the flow rate is like while drinking. I have another expensive brand mug which holds the temperature needed and is spill proof, but because it’s spill proof the drink flow rate is very low.

  26. You know I have a yeti coffee mug, it keeps my coffee really hot for hours I do enjoy it, the problem is it stays to hot to drink sometimes.

    I should sue them like the lady did that order HOT COFFEE at McDonald's and it spilt on her and burned her, so I'm going to sue for burning my tongue and lips lol

  27. One thing not mentioned, is how well it fits your hand, and even when full it is pretty balanced, and never top heavy. Oh and if you use carbonated drinks in it, if you keep the lid closed on it, it doesn't go flat. Great for beer and soda.

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