These Adorable Lidded Mugs Are Exactly What You Need for Soup Weather

updated Jan 27, 2021
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Maybe it’s the winter months and the fact that I’m only craving comfort foods, but lately it feels like I’m eating every meal out of a mug or a bowl. In fact, that’s all you’ll find on the top rack of my dishwasher! A typical day starts with oatmeal, rolls into soup at my desk, multiple cups of tea, and a warm rice bowl on the couch for dinner. But while I’ve been busy dirtying four pieces of dishware, it turns out, there’s a much smarter way to approach this style of eating. Allow me to present Kook’s multi-functional soup cups, which aren’t just beautiful to look at, they can be used to cook, store, reheat, and serve your favorite meals!

Kook is one of our favorite small kitchen brands, and if you take a quick tour of their site you’ll understand why. They make a super-affordable line of products, including serveware, barware, cookware, bakeware, and storage solutions, all of which boast classic, clean designs. 

Their soup cups are no exception, and they’re the perfect hybrid of bowl, mug, and storage container. Sold as a set of two, the ceramic cups come in four different two-tone colorways that are cheery and bright, and they have the added benefits of being safe for the microwave, freezer, dishwasher, and oven. Phew! Each cup holds 25 ounces (just over three cups) of your favorite soup, casserole, pasta, or anything else you may be craving — hot or cold. And the generous handle makes the cups easy to hold, whether you’re sipping or scooping from them.

What really sets these cups apart from standard mugs or bowls, though, is their locking plastic lids. Each tight-fitting lid has a sliding vent that can be closed for storing the cup in the freezer or fridge (and for keeping food warm between bites if you take your time eating). When you need to reheat the cup in the microwave, steam can safely escape from the lid’s open vent — no need to use plastic wrap to protect against splatters or spills. 

At under $25 for the set of two, these cups are a modest investment and the sort of pieces you’ll have in constant rotation, not to mention a fun upgrade to any dishware collection. Step aside, plain white bowls! 

As an added bonus, if you sign up to receive Kook’s emails, you’ll save 15% off your first order. 

Buy: Kook Soup Cups With Lids, 25 Oz., Set Of 2, $24.95