Wednesday, January 25, 2012

i'm on it!

I would like to share that in the past two weeks I have received hundreds of emails, facebook messages, people leaning over cubicle walls, posts, or comments about the Cuppow mason jar lid. For all concerned: I ordered two.

Coworkers sick of me spilling coffee out of mason jars and mugs are thrilled to know it. I have a sippy cup, or as I say "It's a travel mug when made for adults." Thank you for the suggest, but rest-assured I am on it.

24 Comments:

Blogger lemontreelane said...

how ingenious! maybe i should get me one myself!

January 25, 2012 at 8:54 PM  
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January 25, 2012 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

No way! Ordering a few myself in just a moment.

January 25, 2012 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger JeanineH said...

Another must buy item on my list. I`m determined to get myself some tattler (reusable) canning lids, one for all my planned jars, should take care of my canning needs, keeping the one-time lids stocked with enough quantity is getting... troublesome, got enough onetime lids to do my current jars for 3 uses. Amazed to see that I`ll need THAT many more for the jars I want to get.

January 25, 2012 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Sue at Sweetgrass Ranch said...

Great idea! Let us know how it works out for you.

January 26, 2012 at 2:57 AM  
Blogger seagoddess said...

ha ha ha sippy cup...haha!

January 26, 2012 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Finn said...

closing this window and ordering one of those

January 26, 2012 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger quiltaholic said...

Great idea for coffee! For cold drinks, did you know that you can just pop a hole in a regular lid with a hole-punch, and a regular drinking straw fits in the hole perfectly?!

January 26, 2012 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Karen Rickers said...

That is so cool!

I've been taking coffee to work in mason jars for ages ... when I taught theatre, the oh-so-cool students used to laugh hilariously when they saw it (albeit in a relatively good natured way). But I would say, "Hey! It's cheaper, it causes less garbage, and I buy WAAAAAAY better beans than any coffee place within walking distance!" Hehehe. :-D

I must get a Cuppow, it's an improvement on an already great idea!

January 26, 2012 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger 10a said...

OK, could someone please explain to me why everybody is suddenly drinking from a jam jar?!?! It seems to be hip but I don't get it. Please don't mind if I stick to my porcelain and flask ;-)

January 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger aarn said...

Thanks Jenna!!!!!!111

-Aaron (from CUPPOW!!)

January 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger JeanineH said...

For me it's because I have the jars on hand, got as many as I'll ever need for use as a drinking cup at least this time of year as I've worked through some of my supplied goods.

I repurpose way more than the "jam jars" but it was really easy to do once i realized that my old blender base spins off the base and fits a standard mason jar... so I have a "magic-bullet" with a base that can actually do something to ice and I'm not limited to the 4 cups it came with. Plus I get to avoid all the plastic. Actually buying coffee this week in a disposable cup was annoying because now I have a paper cup and a plastic lid to deal with when it's in the mason jar it just goes in the sink and done.

they're not just jam jars, they make great candle-holders or clear storage bins, bead displays, coin sorters, tip jars, really neat spice display jars for the whole spices or ground if you prefer...

TLDR version;
They are convenient

January 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

10a, I'm with you. I don't get it either. Here's how it shakes out for me:

Canning Jar: annoying ridges on the lip, needs a lid for travel (sippy lid sold separately for *ouch* $8), needs a cozy to keep hot drinks warm or cold drinks from sweating, doesn't fit in any of my cars' cup holders.

Travel mug - insulated (no cozy required), comes with a lid, can be had for about the same price as a Cuppow, obtained virtually anywhere. Comes in nearly infinite styles.

No contest, but to each his own, I guess. ;)

January 26, 2012 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Colleen Mole said...

You know, I ordered those almost 2 weeks ago and am still waiting...I'm excited to get my hands on them! Just gotta knit a jar cozy now!

January 26, 2012 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Frenchie said...

Just ordered two! I'm excited that I won't be spilling water, iced tea, etc. all over my truck now.

January 26, 2012 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger pawsfurme said...

JeanineH - What blender do you have that fits mason jars???


I use quart mason jars to hold my daily breakfast smoothies. I don't have any mug with a spill-proof lid that fits that much.
I also use mason jars to store my goat milk after its been filtered. (I want to alter the milking stand so that I can milk right into a mason jar with attached filter).
Who needs another dish to wash when I have a proper size glass of milk already in a drinkable jar? :) I also use them to make my goat milk kefir each day. We use 4 and 8 oz jars to hold spices...the possibilities are endless!
I'll need to stockpile my own stash for when I eventually get my own place!

January 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger betsyohs said...

haha! I definitely thought of you immediately when I saw these, and was going to post a comment. Now I don't need to!

January 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Was so excited about these, but sad that they can't ship to Canada yet :( So I'll be way more stoked when they get here. Then I'll be on my way with my adult sippy cup ;)

January 26, 2012 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

This kit was a super-easy malt pour-and-stir from Mr. Beer. But for my more advanced beer I use Northern Brewer, their beginner kit and video is AMAZING!

January 26, 2012 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Sue Steeves said...

Just ordered two!

January 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger JeanineH said...

pawsfurme said...
The brand I have here is an Osterizer, the one on the farm is I think a Westinghouse, it "used to be a feature" when canning was much more common, it made sense to have the blenders be able to process food that was being preserved...

lets see

ahh yes. From simplyrecipes.com
"Apparently 40 years ago or so... manufacturers used to include a mason jar in the box with the blender. Mom recalls even a booklet that listed the many things one could make with the mason jar blender, including ground spices, whipped cream, and peanut butter. We use this trick most often to make whipped cream. The blender whips it right in the jar, so if we have extra, it's already in a jar for storage. And it is easier when it comes to making small quantities."

January 26, 2012 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger tasker said...

thanks for sharing-i want one

January 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger tasker said...

thanks for sharing-i want one

January 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM  
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