本篇翻譯自 Jasmine Vorley 的文章
由於杯子的雙層真空結構，STTOKE 提供了高水平的保溫保冷特性 – 它保證能讓熱飲 3 小時，冷飲 6 小時保溫。無論杯內飲品溫度是多少，STTOKE 的外部都能保持乾爽舒適。
When using reusable cups in the past, some BuyMeOnce team members have complained of an unpleasant silicone, plastic or metallic taste affecting the flavour of their morning brew. Despite having a plastic lid, the Sttoke seems to bypass this completely with its ceramic interior, and even after 30 days’ use keeps the pure taste of the beverage inside. Our frequent coffee drinkers have particularly noticed this – as flavour purists, they had been taking ceramic mugs to cafes! It’s no wonder the Sttoke is becoming well-known as the coffee connoisseur’s choice.
Thanks to its rubber seal, the Sttoke’s lid is very snug. We’ve found it to be trustworthy when walking or driving, and have had no issue tucking it, full of hot liquid, under an arm to carry a bunch of other stuff. However, when the Sttoke promises to be ‘spill-proof’, we’ve found this only means it won’t pop open catastrophically. If it is knocked over on a table whilst full, a few drips do come out, and Stoke’s website does state this.
Despite having no handle or grip points, the Sttoke is designed to fit really nicely in the hand, feeling secure to hold. The lid is tight but easy to pry off safely, due to the slight extra lip on one side.Drinking from the Sttoke did take some getting used to, as the mouth hole is set pretty deep below the rim – about 1cm. With a fairly large hole and a slight channel guiding liquid out, this opening replicates drinking from a mug, without the sloshing risk. When you tip back the cup, a little pool of liquid is created in this channel, which you can slurp from carefully as you would any fresh cup of coffee.This clever design allows you to drink hotter liquid more safely and naturally, as temperature can be gauged with your lips. It may also be helping the flavour too, by minimising your mouth’s contact with plastic. With other lids we’ve tried, including disposable ones, you have to suck boiling liquid from a small hole, or tip it into your mouth hoping for the best.
When it comes to BuyMeOnce testing, it doesn’t matter how lovely a product is – if it doesn’t last, it’s not going to make the cut. The Sttoke cup is covered by a 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects, which is a good indication that it’s a well-made item. But during the month, we wanted to really put it through the wars. Our Sttoke suffered all kinds of abuse, surviving several drops whilst both full and empty. Not only did it not break, the lid stayed firmly on every time and only dripped a tiny amount of liquid. The stainless steel/ceramic material is clearly not just a pretty face.When reading other reviews of the Sttoke, a persistent gripe was that the outside surface gets easily scratched. Ours suffered a little throughout the month, but despite rough treatment the scratches on our metallic pink cup were neither extensive nor immediately visible. A matte coating might suffer more, however. Our conclusion? If you’re concerned about cosmetic damage, look after your cup and pop it in a cloth bag before stuffing inside your rucksack. And below surface level, the Sttoke really is one tough cookie.
We found the Sttoke cup to be very easy to clean – once we read on their website exactly how to do so properly! The sliding mechanism in the lid (an ideal place for grime to collect), can actually be popped out using a teaspoon handle, and all parts washed thoroughly. We at first didn’t realise that the Sttoke should be cleaned with a soft sponge only – the lid has subsequently gotten pretty scratched up from scourer use. This has not affected the functionality of the cup, but feeds into our general conclusion that this cup should be treated with care, in accordance with the manufacturer’s advice.
在一個充斥著無數可重複使用的杯子和旅行杯的市場中，Sttoke 設法提供更好的東西。在我們所有的團隊成員中，我們嘗試了許多由有機竹子、回收材料和軟木製成的酷杯子！但是一旦我們發現味道不好，它們就會被放到櫥櫃的後面。 Sttoke 不僅提供中性風味，還提供平衡的人體工程學設計、時尚、簡約的外觀和令人印象深刻的耐用性。至關重要的是，這些設計特徵加起來是很適合日常使用的。我們堅信拒絕一次性物品，現在甚至更有動力這樣做。Sttoke 改變了我們所有人。整個設計顯然已經過仔細考慮，從而產生了一款精美的產品，提供了絕佳的體驗。它可能需要一點照顧，但為了乾淨的味道和持久的熱量，我們認為這個產品是值得的。 我們確信，只要小心，您堅固的 Sttoke 杯子可以使用很多很多年。