Some of you may know that I have a nasty tremor in my hands. It is what doctors call an “essential” tremor. It has become worse over the years and at one stage I was concerned that it might be Parkinson’s. It isn’t. I am now on medication for it, but I still have bad days.
One of the things I do for this is I use a travel mug. That stops me from splashing hot liquid all over myself. So my old travel mug has a rubber seal in it and that has become irredeemably grubby with ingrained mould. It is unlikely to be hygienic at this stage. So I needed a replacement.
My primary concern is safety. The Tupperware mug seals perfectly so even if I drop it in my lap it will not spill hot liquid. As a wheelchair user this is critical.
It needs to be easy to clean. There is no rubber seal and the screw top seal is easy to clean with a cloth or old toothbrush. The mouth hole is easy to clean, although it is a little bigger than I am used to. That makes it easier to use for packet soups and instant noodles. That’s a good thing, right?
The inside of the cup is a bright colour so one can see when it needs cleaning.
The cup is made of sturdy plastic so knocking the empty cup off the nightstand under the bed doesn’t affect it. This is an excellent feature.
It opens and closes easily and I have not had to summon assistance when I want to dunk a rusk (South African rock hard dried sweet bread). This is wonderful for those of us who value little moments of independence.
All in all I am thrilled with my Tupperware travel mug which I bought from Ansie Quail. Her number is on the picture of the mug. It is a little pricy at R219, but excellent quality and Tupperware has a lifetime guarantee.