I can confirm at least the 1 gallon version sold here before holds up well to daily usage. I had it on my desk when I worked in a call center, and would fill it up with ice/water in the morning every other day. It would stay cold and last me two days, most of the time. I don’t have as much use for it now that I work from home, but I still have it for parties and such.
@decoratedwarvet You do know you can put other beverages in, right? I make a batch of limeaid and people add the tequila to their individual glasses so those who don’t drink alcohol don’t feel left out or pressured to drink it.
The one gallon one had negative reviews in part because the handle was attached to the lid rather than the body of the container. Looks like with the 3 gallon (that would be 24 pounds of water) it is attached to the container so bear that in mind when reading those reviews.
Bubba is no questions asked lifetime warranty,and i’ve used it so no BS,but i have a question where it says temp.32-38f…umm that dosent make sense shoulden’t it be coldest to hotest a 6 degree swing does not make sense…EXPLAIN TY
@djslack I’m having a hard time imagining planning for the need to keep 3 gallons of water cold for 2 days in a portable jug. I imagine the igloo would do an admirable job, especially if you use the extra 2 gallons of volume for ice. The igloo is cheaper, not discontinued, has replacement parts readily available, and has a more endearing name. I’m not saying the Bubba is a bad product, I’m saying it’s really bad at this price from a retailer like Meh.
@therealjrn I mean, I did it from my phone from the first page of Google results. I didn’t even have a staff, writers, or devs to support me. And I believe I spelled everything correctly. But I did not create any characters or even sprinkle in any snark, so I don’t think I’m qualified to do this professionally.
@azdarkknight@unksol I brew my black teas with freshly boiled water. The mugs have held up fine with hot tea; just not the freshly boiled. The glue sealing the top of the mug to the metal outside let go after that treatment. My bad.
@djslack@therealjrn-I do disagree: if you had $100 & I had twice as much, I would have $200, not $300. You keep excluding the 1:1 ratio in which they’re even. A 2:1 ratio means one is twice the other & a 3:1 ratio means one is three times more than the other. I can show you in an equation if you’ve taken Algebra & Trig, or even show you using Calculus. Or you can accept my opinion with a grain of salt. Which do you prefer? Also, no reply means you concede my A2A is the correct one.
I’ve screwed up a couple of Bubba mugs by brewing tea in them. And only after the second did I look at the specs to learn that while putting in hot water is fine, they specifically say that boiling water is a no-no.
But I doubt that it would keep three gallons hot long enough for someone to drink it, as opposed to having bunches of ice to keep cold.
At first I thought this had a stainless steel interior and I was sure I’d buy that. Then I saw the plastic interior and not so sure. I would use it to take good filtered water with me when I go on a trip in my camper for several days. Do these give the water that yummy plastic flavor or is it the fairly inert stuff. It looks like it would be OK I guess, or at least Meh.
Is there a version of this with a metal interior rather than plastic? I’ve fallen into the trap of being wary of micro plastics getting into my food from the fear mongering, and would love a metal interior this size. Mostly because the water I have down here is so god awful that I go to my parent’s house twice a week to steal all their water.
@djslack Insulation doesn’t matter as much as size. Anything I drag home has to go up 3 flights of stairs. What fits goes straight into the fridge anyway. I was trying to use that zerowater filter since the water is so bad around here that even a regular old brita can’t get the sulfur taste out. They are almost useless though, they last barely a month if that and then the acidic lemon without the lemon flavor taste creeps in. Hence why I steal my water across from the bridge. It would be so much easier if a few thousand feet of hose wasn’t completely conspicuous.
Strangest spelling yet for the word “whoa”, but anyway…
I know what the Amazon reviewer meant, of course: that if it didn’t keep the ice cold it wouldn’t be ideal because then it might not even be cold water, but… My point was that if it was still ice then it had to be cold and if not cold, well, then it’s not really ice anymore, is it?