I absolutely love these mugs. i like the fact that they are handmade, so they all have a different personality. I also love the fact that on a cold day I can have a large mug of hot chocolate and the whole mug gets nice and warm and it stays warm. I have also eaten soup out of the mug and that worked out great. I think my favorite thing about them is that they are nice and big, so I do not have to get a second cup of what ever drink I am having.