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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.
It is a shame that I could not look at this item before buying as if I had I would not have bought it. But such is the sad fact about Internet purchasing. And please note I did not use the item - looking at the product and reading its limitations was enough to make me return the goods.
1. Item's name It is named "Zojirushi Stainless Steel..." but the stainless steel is covered by a plastic finish. This is noted in a bullet point at the bottom of the description (which sadly I did not notice. I was too taken up with the incorrectly named "stainless steel")
2. What the product cannot do I bought the item to have a small travel mug for my creamy, milky coffees/hot chocolate drinks from Starbucks etc. But when I read the instructions I found that the travel mug is not recommended for nearly all drinks, so it is useless for my purpose. It can also be difficult to clean.
To quote the instructions: "Do not fill the Mug with the following...dairy products and fruit juice ...Fruit pulp and tea leaves." "When filling the Mug with sports drinks: •In order to prevent rusting and/or pinholes, rinse the inside and outside of the Main Body and the Lid Set immediately after consumption. •Clean the inside using a soft sponge to protect the nonstick coating from getting scratched."
So what drinks can be used in the Mug? It seems black coffee, water and black tea already made up. And the product can rust even though it is supposedly stainless steel? And the nonstick coating is easily scratchable? The mouth of the mug is quite narrow so I'd have to cut down a soft sponge in order to clean the inside, if I were filling it with sports drinks.
3. Product packaging Zojirushi did provide a pamphlet in English, but all the packaging, box, labels and the little tag that goes around the mug's neck were 99% in Chinese/Japanese which I found annoyingly uninformative. I am wondering if the product was intended for an Asian market rather than an English-speaking/European one, or is this the future of imports from Asia, post-Brexit.
4. The seller demands return postage, so be warned if you ignore my advice and buy it then decide to return it.
I had ordered two Zojurishi - one in black and one in red. The red one is amazing and keeps drinks hot, does not leak etc. Black one leaks and does not keep drinks hot either. Both are new and haven't fallen down on anything. Perhaps my bad luck with the black one as the one I had long before was also amazing.
Does what it says. The hot water stays hot for 10 hours for my case. Be careful that the drink might burn you. The temperature stays high for a long time and slowly decreases. Overall live it and even got my mum one. If you want a flask that’s cool to hold and keeps your drink hot or cold for hours this is the one
Ordered many of these to offer as Christmas gift to our staff. Box comes with a big "WARNING - Cancer and Reproductive Harm" sticker on it. No way we can offer these as gifts… Had to return them all :( Bottle is really beautiful. The company should stop lining the inside of the bottle. For those wondering: if you try to peel the sticker off, it rips the box.
Ok after seeing so many positive reviews i ordered one of this and it does what it says keeping my coffee hot for 4 hours but i don't for some reason the coffee is leaking from the caps and not sure if it is just a quality control issue or item got damaged before delivery. I wanted to buy one for my wife but i am struggling here to decide.
Product keeps liquid at temperature for a long time no doubt BUT someone is wrong with the bottle as sometimes it's leaking when I drink and makes it messy on my shirt and could be dangerous if it's super hot!! I emailed the company to complain about it and they did NOTHING.
i was going to post a great review for this product but as i was taking it to be washed after a successful test of it keeping my drink cold for a looong time the bottle (completely empty) fell about 2 feet and the above damage occured...i know that it is my fault but this product should be more durable...i now need to see if i can order a replacement cap/lid...hopefully the 37oz cold bottle lasts longer...PS i have had it for less than a week
I bought product after reading all the reviews, positive & negative. almost overwhelmingly positive. when I received my order, I was disturbed to see a "Proposition 65" cancer & reproductive harm warning sticker attached to the package. no mention of such a warning in the reviews. so I returned the item. I don't want to take any chances with my health.