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How can I tell if a coffee mug is dishwasher safe?

The dishwasher safety of a coffee mug depends largely on its material. On our My Moo Mugs website, we provide specific care instructions for each cup sold, which includes whether it is dishwasher safe or not. To find out, select the desired mug and look for this information under the product details or care instruction sections.

Stainless steel travel mugs are generally dishwasher safe, but to maintain their vacuum insulation, hand washing is recommended. Ceramic and porcelain mugs are usually dishwasher safe unless they have metallic accents. Please refer to each specific product’s details on our website for accurate information. Don’t risk turning your favourite moo-mug into a udder disaster by not checking whether it’s dishwasher safe first.

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There are a few ways to determine if a coffee mug is dishwasher safe:

1. Check the Bottom of the Mug: Most mugs have a label or note at the bottom indicating whether they are dishwasher safe or not.
2. Manufacturer’s Instructions: If the mug came with any instructions, they should mention whether it is dishwasher safe or not. You can also check the manufacturer’s website.
3. Material: Most ceramic, glass, and metal coffee mugs are dishwasher safe. However, mugs made from delicate materials like porcelain or bone china may not be safe for use in the dishwasher.
4. Decorations: Mugs with painted, printed or metallic decorations, particularly on the outside, may not be dishwasher safe. Washing these mugs in a dishwasher could cause the decorations to fade or peel off.
5. Plastic or Bamboo Coffee Mugs: These are generally not safe for the dishwasher as heat can cause them to warp or melt.
6. High-End or Antique Mugs: If your mug is a high-end brand or an antique, it’s safer to hand wash them even if they are marked as dishwasher safe.

As a general rule, when in doubt, it’s always safer to hand wash your coffee mugs. This can help to ensure your mugs last as long as possible, particularly if they feature intricate designs or are made of more delicate materials.