Just right for long winter evenings and cuddling up on the couch.
When I asked our girls what they wanted for Christmas, each one of them said that they would like a set of the oversized mugs they grew up with. The potters who made our mugs and sold them in Healdsburg have retired, but I understand why a big steaming mug full of nourishing food or tempting latte is so appealing as the days get shorter in 2020. Our favorite family mugs have a diameter of 4.25” and are almost 5” high which gives them a 30-ounce capacity. They are wide enough to eat something hearty out of them with a spoon. I have found some oversized mugs which are destined to begin new family traditions in our girls’ homes.
This thirty-ounce ceramic mug can be personalized. Microwave and dishwasher safe. It is 5” high and 4.25” in diameter. Oversized Ceramic Mug. On sale for $18.79.
This pair of twenty-eight-ounce ceramic mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. The coke bottle gives you some perspective on the size of the mug. Diameter 4.25” x 5” height. Pair of large white ceramic mugs. $33.99
These twenty-five-ounce stoneware mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe. They have a 5” diameter and are 3.25” high. Ivory or charcoal. Stoneware oversized mugs. $10.
This White Marin Jumbo Stoneware Mug holds twenty-four ounces, has free form organic lines and will warm your hands. The wide opening will allow the contents to cool more quickly than tall, narrow mugs, but it is easy to spoon out stew and chili. Dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. 6” diameter x 3.5” tall. Crate and Barrel White Marin Jumbo Stoneware Mug, $9.95.
I love this Yeti Rambler 24-ounce mug with a standard lid that will keep your soup or hot chocolate warm for hours. I like it better for liquids than stews. It is a little deep for spooning out dinner. Dishwasher safe, but you can’t put it into the microwave. Yeti Rambler. $29.99
This twenty-ounce handmade ceramic mug comes in six color combinations and is dishwasher and oven safe. Handmade ceramic mug. $50.
These twenty-ounce Ceramic White Mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. You can add a design, a name or a message. 4.5” high x 3.9” in diameter. Ceramic White Mug. $19.95. There is currently a 15% off deal.
These white Farmhouse mugs, from Crate and Barrel hold 16 ounces. Made from Stoneware, they are dishwasher and microwave safe. Height: 4.5″, Diameter: 4″, capacity 16 ounces. Set of Four White Farmhouse Mugs, $25.95. Also available individually at a slight premium.
These sixteen-ounce ceramic mugs are hand thrown on a wheel and painted by the artisan. They are lead free and food safe. Hand wash them. Handcrafted Ceramic Mug. $25.95.
This Bone China Vera Wang Wedgwood Venato Imperial Mug holds fifteen ounces. It is dishwasher and microwave safe. 4” high x 3.5” diameter. Vera Wang Mug. $21.
These fifteen-ounce Great White Traditional Porcelain Mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. Diameter 3.75” x 4.25 high. Oversized Traditional Porcelain Mugs. $7.
This fourteen-ounce Porcelain Mercer Mug has an artisanal look. It is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe to 350 degrees. Three color options. 3.5” diameter x 4.25”. Porcelain Mercer Mug, $4.95.
This fourteen-ounce Rambler Mug with lid is insulated and wide, but maybe a little smaller than ideal if you want a true oversized mug. It keeps all the heat ‘in’ and so your drink stays hot, but it doesn’t warm your hands like the ceramic mugs. Personalize it and give it as a present. Not safe for the microwave. Rambler Mug, fourteen ounces, $24.99.
Warm ASE recipes to fill your new mugs.