Having stainless steel cups reminds me so much of the old cups that my grandmother and grandfather had when I was a little girl. I always loved drinking out of those cups, and those cups bring back fond fun memories sharing meals with them. Now I am slowly replacing my old plastic cups with ceramic, copper, and that good ol' stainless steel.
I recently received to review a great pair of stainless steel cups from Pratico Outdoors. The cups are made from food grade 18/8 stainless steel which prevents unwanted toxins and odors from leaching into your drinks. Ever smell weird smells coming from your plastic? That's because plastic, even new plastic, is porous. These little holes trap microscopic odors from what you drink. With stainless steel, there are NO little microscopic holes to trap strange odors. You will only smell and taste what you are currently drinking.
What makes the Pratico Outdoors cups better than other manufacturer's cups? Pratico Outdoors electroplates the insides of their cups for superior rust protection. You can see the difference, and it gives a beautiful smooth appearance.
The cups are made with premium 18/8 food grade stainless steel, and is quite thick. I can squeeze these cups, and there is no give at all. These cups are guaranteed never to shatter or break, and are dishwasher safe. The brim of the cups is folded and turned down. You will never ever get any sharp edges and none are exposed.
You can stack the Pratico Outdoors cups, and when stacked, take hardly any room in the cupboard. I haven't found that they get stuck together, either. These cups weigh only 3.3 oz each which makes it easy to carry in a backpack or bag for a beach, picnic, concert, just about any event. Each cup is 5 in tall, where top opening is 3.5 in, and the bottom measures 2.2 in across. Each cup holds a generous 16 oz (1 pint) of liquid so there is enough space for a can of soda pop, beer, juice, and more with extra room left over for some ice.
We love these cups for our cold drinks. It is advertised that you can drink your coffee from this cup, but these cups are not insulated. Since these cups are just one layer of stainless steel, the heat from any hot liquid will come through. If you want to drink your hot liquid from these cups, use a cozy to protect your hands from the heat.
What's something else that stainless steel cups offer you over plastic? Absolutely no BPA and no toxins! I've been reading recently that even BPA-free plastic can still do you harm. I recently was forwarded an article from Mother Jones that talked about those hidden dangers plastic: BPA free ≠ safe! Are you concerned like me about the effects of drinking from plastic? Then you should consider switching out that plastic for more stainless steel.
Stainless steel cups are really making a comeback. It's not found stuffed way back in Grandma's and Grandpa's cupboard any more. It's in the forefront of many kitchen cupboards today. People are making switching out their plastic in favor of stainless steel knowing that there are no hidden dangers that can affect their family. Get the Clean Steel Pratico Outdoor Cups today at Amazon!
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Disclosure: These stainless steel cups were given to me for free in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.