Zojirushi’s SM-YAE in the vacuum insulated travel mug series comes in four eye-catching colours and a 16 oz. capacity, making it a compact accessory for those who need their beverages on the go. The SM-YAE features a SlickSteel® interior, an alternative to the non-stick coating used in other vacuum insulated bottles by Zojirushi. Mugs with the SlickSteel® finish are non-coated on the inside and are instead polished with an electronically charged method to treat and finish the interior. This creates a surface that is not only corrosion resistant but also repels any foreign substances that could stain, resulting in a clean, stainless steel housing for your beverages.
The vacuum insulation technology used in these series work to keep the temperature of the beverage at a constant for hours by completely removing the air from in between the two layers of stainless steel that make up the walls of the mug. By doing so, a vacuum is created disabling any heat from travelling through air thus creating an advanced way of preserving heat. To strengthen this retention of temperatures, the insulated products feature a layer of copper or aluminum which help reflect the heat. The insulation of the body of product is aided by an airtight, insulated lid. The heat retention achieved through this technique helps keep the hot beverages still hot (rather than lukewarm) and cold beverages cool (rather than room temperature) for hours after filling when compared with products using either foam or double wall insulation. The snug fitting and leak resistant flip lid comes with a safety lock to protect from accidental spillage, making the mug perfect for carrying in a bag or a purse.
All the surfaces that come into contact with the beverage, including the lid and 18/8 stainless steel interior are manufactured using BPA-free materials to assure safe use.
Tip: It is recommended to pre-heat or pre-chill the mug with hot water or ice to help them preserve the beverage’s temperatures longer.
- Stainless steel vacuum insulation keeps beverages hot or cold for hours
- Safety lock prevents accidentally spilling
- Air vent design on the opening allows for beverages to flow out smoothly
- 2-step lid release process minimizes dew spattering from the lid
- Whole mug can be washed under water
- 5 year warranty on heat retention
Inspirations from everyday life
The history of the Zojirushi mark goes back to a glass-lined vacuum bottle created in 1918. This bottle for home use was created using vacuum insulation—a breakthrough technology at the time. In the years since then, Zojirushi has established itself as a top manufacturer of household products and has continued to leverage the latest technologies to create a constant stream of leading-edge products that make life more comfortable and convenient.
Improving customers’ quality of life through creation of innovative products remains the heart of Zojirushi’s philosophy. Based on this philosophy, Zojirushi has used its advanced technologies to develop an impressive household lineup over the past nine decades.