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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Great Idea For Anti-Spill Heat Resistant Coasters

One Of MANY Coffee Makers In My RV
   Coasters. Yes, coasters. Who really uses them every time? Not I. That just changed. Since I hate to clean so much and I enjoy relaxing, especially on vacation road trips, I found a way that a special coaster will help me do both. No, really! Think about it...if you use a coaster, it can prevent scorching of your table or other surface. It prevents those rings of moisture from damaging them as well. But what about a big glass of something iced that just exceeds the capacity of your coaster and spreads out all over the place. Or even the big cup of coffee (I LIKE coffee!) that you sip and put down just to spill some over the rim? Coffee can stain...HOT coffee can stain quickly. I have a cheap and easy solution.

A few days ago, I had to pick up my car from the dealer. Yes, I know, I'm not too fond of the dealer either...but it was for a free service so it's OK. Just down the road is a large IKEA store. It's fun to look through their gizmos and gadgets as they almost always have something I can use or re-purpose for the road. This time was no exception. I found a really cool set of coasters made from compressed cork that has a lip all the way around to catch liquid. I should have thought of that! Well, I didn't, but thankfully someone did.

Nice Deep Rim
They come two to a pack for just $1.67, an odd price, but well worth it. I should have bought two more! They do come in two sizes, but the larger one will work well for almost any drinking container. Besides, it will hold much more before spilling over. As a nice bonus, they are non slip and non skid. No more sliding glassware if you're not quite level. The larger size will easily fit most standard and slightly oversized coffee mugs as well. No, not the enormous ones that hold half a pot! But the larger ones that hold 2 Cups worth. Hmmm.



Why is it that a mug, which most folks use for coffee, is actually two cups worth of liquid as indicated by the markings on the pot? Must be a throwback to those dainty little porcelain cups of yore.

No dainty cups for me. Especially in the morning I need my java boost from a thick mug. Since my coordination that early is always a bit off, having somewhere to aim my cup and capture mistakes is a boon. They don't even take up much space. Nice. Very nice.

Be Seeing You...Down The Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"
www.thewanderman.com

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7 comments:

  1. Rich,

    The problem with all these devices is that they all trap water condensation....which then drips on you, your clothes, or whatever else is around. Somebody needs to invent a coaster that traps the condensation, absorbs it, and then allows it to evaporate

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    1. Anon,
      If you wait lomg enough, the water will evaporate. :)

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  2. More stuff to carry around and get in the way. Buy double insulated glasses like Tervis that are warrantied for life, won't break after being dropped and keep liquids hot or cold for hours.

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    1. Simon,
      Tell me where I can buy those double insulated glasses for 1.67 a pair?

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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    2. Just about any Goodwill or Thrift Store.

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  3. I use stoneware coasters (available at amazon and Walmart) which absorb condensation from the cup or glass. No dripping.

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    1. Steven,
      Those work well, but anything ceramic could break. I like these. No breakage and very light weight.

      Thanks for the tip,

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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