Friday, April 16, 2021

CorningWare 20-ounce Pop-in Mug with Vented Plastic Cover Reviewed

Corningware Microwave Soup Mugs
There is nothing better for lunch than a cup of hot soup, especially on a cold or rainy day! These Corningware Pop-In Mugs make heating soup in the microwave fast, easy, and without any mess.

We received a set of the Pop-in Mugs several years ago as a gift. At the time, I had no idea how much I would end up enjoying these Corningware microwavable mugs.  Not only are they microwavable, but they are dishwasher safe.  Therefore, the entire meal from beginning to end is easier.

If I make a pot of soup or stew, I can fill and store the mugs in the refrigerator or freezer.  When I am ready to reheat the soup, I simply pop the vent on the lid, stick it in the microwave, and heat.  That plastic vented lid is the only cover needed to keep my microwave clean and clear of splatters or overflows. 

At 20 ounces, it is also the perfect size for a can of soup. I enjoy Campbell's Tomato Soup.  The mug would be large enough for the entire can contents as well as water.  However, I don't add water to my tomato soup. I heat the soup in the microwave for 3 minutes and I'm ready to go. Because the mug handle is not hot, I can "drink" my tomato soup while continuing to work at my computer.  I know it is best to take a real lunch break, but that is not always possible.  It is nice to have a good hot lunch that I can easily eat/drink while working.

If I still worked outside of the home, it would be a very easy and practical way to carry soup, stew, chili, etc to work for lunch, ready for the microwave.  The lid is tight enough that liquid will not spill, although I wouldn't test it by turning it upside down for a prolonged period of time. 

 CorningWare Colours Pop-Ins
20-oz Soup Mug with Lid - 2 Pack (Tomato)
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Features of the Corningware Pop-in Mug

  • Comes with a vented lid for easy microwaving
  • 20 Ounce size 
  • Stoneware - Available in a variety of colors
  • Freezer Safe
  • Oven Safe
  • Dishwasher Safe

The only downside that I have found to these mugs is that my tomato soup has stained the inside of one of our lids.  No big deal for me.  I know it is clean, but I suspect that would bother some people.  I have tried baking soda, vinegar, soaking, and several stain removal suggestions, but none have removed the tomato soup stain on the lid.

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Old Versus New Corningware Designs
I am a huge fan of CorningWare!

The current day line of products are not always the same as the Corningware of 30 years ago.  However, the items I have replaced with the newer version have been fine. I understand the new Pop-in Mugs have smaller handles than mine.  Also, it seems manufacturing has moved to China.  Mine were made in Thailand.   
If you prefer the older versions, I recommend searching eBay for the older versions of CorningWare.

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  1. I love CorningWare products and have been a fan for more years than I can say. In fact, I have an original blue flower design CorningWare casserole dish that is over 55 years old and I still use it regularly. Having toured the Corning Glass Works in Corning, New York several times, I am very familiar with their products. I know the company has changed hands, but the basic principal of production and good quality remains the same. Therefore, I am not a bit surprised at how well these Pop-ins soup mugs perform.

  2. Like you, I am a huge fan of both soup and old CorningWare. I treasure my (by now "vintage") French White bakeware/serveware pieces. While it's true that the new CorningWare isn't the same as the old, I also have some more recent pieces, and my experience has been the same as yours, i.e., that they have performed well, too. I love the idea of this microwaveable, dishwasher safe, generously sized stoneware soup mug with the vented lid. (Although I would prefer a non-plastic lid, I can see why the company chose to use that material for the lid.)

    These mugs are quite attractive as well as practical. What a thoughtful gift you received! I can think of many others who also might enjoy getting this as a gift.

  3. We certainly have our fair share of Corningware old and new. We have something similar, Ours are corning bowls with the same vented lid. I like the idea of the mug it seems much more convenient. Our daughter has a corning lid with stains from sauce, same problem the stains just will not come out. I'm like you it certainly doesn't bother me. Corning New York is only a couple hours from where we live and they give tours all the time. Something we always say we are going to do but have not been there yet.

  4. Wow! These sound perfect. I love that they can go from freezer to microwave. Thanks for the recommendation.

  5. Oh there are so many things that I love about Corning Ware! These meal mugs sound like something I would use almost daily! Thank you for pointing these out to me!

  6. Wow, I love these! I want them now. I had no idea they made Corningware Mugs. So weird because just the other day I was talking about how much superior Corningware is to other kitchen dishes. These make a great gift idea (since that's how you ended up with them, lol) - Love how they have the lids and individual servings can be stored inside.

  7. Love this soup mug! I think it would be so useful and what a lovely gift it would be for many people.It looks good and is big enough. I do like that it won't spill easily especially when you are near a computer! Great that it is freezer, oven and dishwasher safe. Tomato soup is my fave too :)


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