Originally published: January 28, 2018
Updated: December 1, 2020
Tamara, which mugs are Lead-free?
Which mugs do you recommend?
Below are six Amazon Affiliate links to mugs that are the same as (or similar to) the lead-free or lead-safe mugs we use in our home OR similar to mugs I have found to be lead-free when testing them for others.
My main concern with simple, plain, undecorated (otherwise Lead-free) glass mugs is that they often (unexpectedly) have white painted logo markings on the bottom of the mugs and that white paint is more-often-than-not high-Lead paint (in the 5,000 to 20,000 ppm Lead range.)
As a result of the above concern, when clicking through to each of the links below please review the Amazon listing carefully before you make a purchase to make sure no paint is visible in the images that show the exterior of the mug (painted logo markings, measurement markings, decorations or otherwise.) When I put this list together these choices all appeared to be free of markings, however Amazon sometimes switches up the products that are linked and manufacturers also sometimes change the product – adding a Lead painted logo marking on the bottom when there had not been one previously.
If you receive a mug from this list and it has any painted markings please let me know and I will remove it from the list. It is possible that NEWER (brand new, 2020 or later) mugs may have Lead-free painted logo markings on the bottom – but that is often not the case.
- Libbey 15-1/2-Ounce Tapered Mugs
- Libbey 13 oz. Robusta Classic Coffee Mug
- Luminarc Lead-Free Jumbo Mugs
- Insulated double wall glass coffee mugs
#6.) Here’s a link to my FAVORITE Lead-free clear glass coffee mugs. These are the mugs we use in our home. My kids liked them so much that I also bought a set for my son to use at college. [Link to my glass mugs!]
As always, please let me know if you have any questions. I will do my best to answer them personally as soon as I have a moment (which might be a while, since I have kids underfoot with no childcare during the pandemic!)
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