The mug is a tried-and-true piece of kitchenware that has withstood the test of time. History says the first mugs were made of wood thousands of years ago. Pottery mugs were introduced somewhere between the third and sixth centuries BC. Today, we make mugs with everything from ceramics to metals and composites.
Coffee is most commonly associated with the mug. And yet, there is so much more to it. You can use a mug for just about any liquid. You can even use your mugs for things that have nothing to do with beverages.
We thought it might be interesting to come up with a list of non-coffee things you could use your Plurawl mugs for. And if you don't have any Plurawl mugs, what's stopping you from buying one today? We carry both traditional and travel mugs in a variety of styles.
1. Carrying Cold Beverages
Hot chocolate and tea are almost always served in mugs. But you already knew that. Still, you're not about to walk around with a hot cup of something when the sun is shining and the thermometer is above 80°F. So why not carry some ice-cold water or lemonade in your thermal travel mug? There's nothing like a cold beverage when your tongue and throat are screaming out in thirst.
2. As a Soup Container
Keeping with the food and beverage theme, mugs are good receptacles for serving soup. The handle provides a way to hold a mug filled with hot soup without burning your hands. You can get the mug close to your mouth so that any spoon drips go back in the soup rather than running down your chin. And if you're into cold soups – like a good gazpacho – nothing more need be said. The mug just works.
3. As a Shaving Mug
If you still prefer the old school method of shaving, a mug is a perfect receptacle for your shaving cream or soap. All you need for a great shave is your cream or soap, a brush, a little bit of water, and a sharp blade. You use the mug and brush to create the lather you need for the closest possible shave.
Believe it or not, you can buy specially made shaving mugs designed to be used exclusively with shaving soap. They actually hold hot water for a richer, creamier lather. But if you are not using expensive shaving soap, a regular Plurawl mug works just as well.
4. As a Small Planter
Mugs make ideal receptacles for potting soil and seedlings. In other words, they are fantastic mini planters. The coffee mug is ideal for small plants and single flowers. For those larger plants, you can start with a mug and then transfer to a larger pot once the seedling starts to mature.
5. As a General Receptacle
Finally, Plurawl mugs make great receptacles for just about anything. In the kitchen, use them to hold everything from napkins to serving spoons. In the office, a mug is a perfect receptacle for pens, pencils, rubber bands, and the like. You may even have a mug serving that purpose on your desk right now.
A mug can hold loose change and other items in the bedroom. In the bathroom, use a mug to hold your toothbrush and toothpaste. You will have the added benefit of not having to purchase disposable paper cups for rinsing out your mouth. Just be sure to run your mug through the dishwasher every now and again.
As you can see, mugs are not just for coffee. What non-coffee uses do you have for yours?