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There are many different jugs. They can be used for all kinds of things. Especially in winter, they help to warm drinks so you have something warm to go. But they can also be used in summer for a nice cup of coffee. The options are endless. We’ve rounded up the best pots for you so you don’t have to worry about which one is best for you.


  • The main types of jugs can be described as coffee pot, tea pot, vacuum jug, milk jug and glass jug (water carafe).
  • If travel jugs are well insulated, hot drinks can be kept warm for up to 12 hours and cold drinks can be kept fresh and cool for up to 24 hours.
  • All types of jugs are very affordable and therefore a very worthwhile purchase for everyone.

The Best Jug: Our Picks

Buying and evaluation criteria for jugs

In order to find the best jug for you, we have listed the most important buying criteria that you should consider when buying. The criteria can be divided as follows:

We have then briefly explained to you what these buying criteria include.


With drinks, whether hot or cold, it is very important to have good insulation, because this is the only way to keep your drinks fresh. Better insulation can keep your hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours and your cold drinks fresh and cold for up to 24 hours.


Tightness plays a big role in on-the-go jugs. Whether you’re taking your jug to work or on a picnic, it’s important that your drinks don’t leak and make a big mess along the way. Also, when you’re pouring, the liquid shouldn’t run down everywhere and drip onto the table. So make sure the jug is well sealed before you buy it.

One-handed operation

One-handed operation is not essential for a good jug, but it certainly makes things easier. Especially if you’re in the office and like to have your coffee with you, it’s more convenient if you can pour yourself a cup of coffee with just one hand.

Dishwasher safe

Jugs are usually quite difficult to clean, as many have an extremely small opening. That’s why it’s a good idea to buy a jug that can go in the dishwasher, so you don’t have to struggle to clean it. You can simply put it in the dishwasher and use it again in the morning.


Whether you use your jug on the road or at home, it is always more convenient to be able to make a large jug at the same time. This makes it possible to empty it slowly over a longer period of time instead of constantly having to make a new coffee or tea. The more liquid the pot can hold, the less work you have to do afterwards. Especially if your pot is well sealed, you can enjoy your hot drink for a long time.


The material also determines how well insulated your jug is. Usually, glass jugs do not keep the liquid warm for very long, but stainless steel jugs can insulate it for several hours. If you combine both materials, drinks can even be kept hot for up to 12 hours and cold for 24 hours.

Guide: Frequently asked questions about the jug answered in detail

In this section, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions so that you are well informed about everything.

Who is a jug suitable for?

Jugs can be used by anyone who likes to drink hot and cold beverages and who likes to prepare them on the go. Jugs are especially beneficial in winter for hot drinks to keep warm, but also in summer for cold drinks to cool down.

What types of jugs are there?

There are a few different types of jugs, each of which can be used differently. We have put together a short table with the most important types.
Type Use
Coffee pot Make/store coffee
Tea pot Make/warm tea
Vacuum jug Store hot and cold drinks for longer periods of time and keep them fresh
Milk jug Froth/steam milk
Glass jug (water carafe) Store fresh water

There are many more variations of these jugs to choose from if you are looking for something special. However, these are the most important and most commonly used jugs.

How much does a jug cost?

Jugs come in different prices, so we have made a short table to give you an overview:
Price range Available products
Low-priced (5 – 10 €) Plastic, not keeping warm, as a child’s toy
Medium-priced (10 – 40 €) Insulating, glass teapot
High-priced (40 € and more) Stainless steel, cast iron Teapot, porcelain, large capacity

Teapots are generally not very expensive. High-quality teapots are also available for very little money.


No matter where you are, jugs are always useful. Whether at home or on the road. The many different types and variations of jugs make it possible for everyone to find the perfect jug for their own taste. Jugs are made for everyone and everyone can use them easily.

They are good for winter and summer, no matter what drinks you want to take with you. Since they don’t cost much either, they are a good purchase for anyone that can’t hurt.

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