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5.0 out of 5 starsSuperb Heat Retention Zojirushi SM-SD60-BC
Reviewed in Australia on 19 August 2019
A great product and highly recommend! It has a easy to use sipper with a small air hole to ensure that your favourite beverage continues to flow smoothly out of the flask. Opening the lid is as simple as clicking the open button (minimal force required) and the lid will flick open and the lid springs ensure that the lid remains back so that your nose/face doesn't touch the lid.
What I love about it is that the lid can be completely disassembled and you can wash everything easily. The locking mechanism is easy to operate with one hand and the lid (to screw on to the flask) is also very secure and requires no/very little tightening pressure when screwing it back on.
There are a number of colours to choose from but I went the safe option of Black to ensure fingerprints and minor scratches are hidden. The Silky Black colour does have a slight reflective gloss but is not something I was worried about and overall doesn't scream attention if holding this in public or placed on a desk (eg. Work).
I have dropped this a few times from off a table (1 meter from the ground) and no real visual surface scratches but your results may vary.
The Zojirushi SM-SD60-BC is not widely available in my region (Australia) and generally don't have an authorised reseller making e-marketplaces like Amazon.com.au and others the only other option to get this item into the country. Free shipping is only available from Amazon US if the total purchased item is over $49 (with Prime membership). So if you are not in a hurry just wait for Amazon Prime Sale days where US shipping is generally waived and free (when Amazon US fulfills the order) otherwise expect to pay nearly half the cost of the product on shipping fees.
3 stars, mainly due to the fact that the gold on mine strips really easily compared to my black or red, easily cleaned, stays hot for 2 days and chilled, and is very good when compared to established brand names like Tiger.
Used for about a week and then gave up on it. Had a big leaking problem, wasn't sure if the one I was sold was a legitimate Zojirushi travel mug, as it didn't look like what it did in the pictures. Sold by Top-fans, would avoid.
This is the second one of these travel mugs I've bought and it really is the best I've bought so far. Excellent at keeping drinks hot and doesn't leak in your bag. Very slim profile making it really easy to carry.
I would recommend getting a bottle brush for the lid as it does sometimes become quite difficult to clean.
Non stick surface in the mug itself is magic.
I've tried Kleen Kanteen, Contigo and a whole range of brandless mugs and this is the best.
One problem, when I initial receive it, I washed it for the first time, and even with a very soft cloth, some of the black outer scrubbed off where I was cleaning the side sticker off. So there is a bit of an ugly silver splotch on it where the sticker used to be. If it wasn't for that, then this flast would have got a resounding 5 stars. Doesn't leak, keeps tea very warm, looks great.