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Fred & Friends Tank Up Mug Review

Product: Fred and Friends Tank Up Mug

Manufacturer: Fred and Friends

The Fred and Friends "Tank Up" mug is a cute idea. It is a coffee mug with a fuel gauge on it that uses a heat sensitive decoration to show how full the cup is.


Unfortunately, the design on this $12 mug washes off completely in the dishwasher. The heat sensitive paint doesn't become unresponsive. After washing, the mug appears completely white as if it had no design at all. I wrote to Fred and Friends and they confirmed that this is by design.

The box recommends hand washing, but even so the design is probably only going to last a couple weeks.

Avoid this low quality product. A company which makes as many kitchen products as Fred and Friends should ensure that their products can actually be used more than once. Especially at the prices they are charging.

By F. Sandbeck from Seattle, Washington

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