Two days ago, I went to IKEA looking for a replacement cup for my Carnation. I was looking for plastic at first. There aren’t too many plastic dishes or cups at IKEA. I considered glass, but was worried about breakage. I decided I would try ceramic. There were several kinds of coffee mugs available, but they just didn’t look right. Then I saw a coffee mug without a handle. I didn’t like that it was black, but I did like that it held 10 ounces of liquid. I also saw a white handle-less mug. I liked that it was white, but I didn’t like that it only held 6 ounces.
I got them both. Yesterday I tried both.
Pros: Straight sides make it easy to stir. Ten ounce size is optimal for holding milk and powder at the same time. Feels comfortable in my hand.
Cons: Black color stands out in my kitchen. Black color makes it harder to clean quickly because dark Carnation mix blends in. Ridges on cup feel strange after always using a smooth container.
Pros: Ledge inside can be used as a guide for liquid levels. Smooth finish feels good in my hand. Blends nicely with the kitchen.
Cons: Six ounce size is a bit too small. Ledge inside becomes a trap for undissolved powder. Slanty sides make stirring more difficult.
I didn’t take the pictures the same way, so the white one looks bigger. It is smaller.
I’m not entirely satisfied with either cup. I think I will keep looking. I think this may become a Quest! How exciting!