The 7 Best Mug Warmers

Some people just loathe lukewarm coffee. For those folks, we have curated the definitive list of the best mug warmers on the market.

Here at the Coffee Chronicler, we’d love to test and try every single coffee gadget out there, but the fact is that there is only so much time available every day. 
For that reason, we have turned to the “wisdom of the crowds” for this article and handpicked the highest rated products from Amazon. We have looked at pros and cons from individual reviews, as well as the total rating to present the most accurate advice.

Okay, we have admit that mug warmers are probably a bit over the top.

That being said, some people really like to prolong the sensation and feeling of having a cup of piping hot coffee at the desk.

You could of course use a thermos, but they also come with their own problems, so maybe a mug warmer isn’t a bad idea afterall?

For that reason we have compiled a list with some of the best mug warmers available.

The Best Mug Warmers of 2020

1: Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

This 17 watt mug warmer lets you keep your coffee, tea and other warm beverages hot for as long as you like. It is easy to carry anywhere you want, and the long power cord adds for increased mobility. The on/off switch has light indicator for ease of use. 

There have been a couple concerning complaints about the item from clients on Amazon regarding safety hazards.

One said that they didn’t notice the light being on, and this let the product remain on overnight, making parts of its inside melt. 

However, another reviewer claimed that if you follow the instructions well, and unplug the device after use, you will hardly face any issues in the long run. They also added that this device keeps the coffee at a perfect temperature (which means not too hot and not too low, but just right).

2: VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer & Cup Warmer

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The VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer offers a 3-Temperature setting, and allows you to choose your preferred temperature just by touching the Temperature Button. I

It lets you keep your liquid at either 104℉/40℃, 131℉/55℃ or 149℉/65℃.

It also has an automatic shut-off, that automatically turns the machine off after 4 hours, so it prevents any unwanted hazards. It is compact and easy to carry around.

The vast majority appear to have an incredible impression of the item, but they do mention that you have to read the instructions properly and follow them to the tee to enjoy this product.

The only bad review mentioned that it only keeps the coffee lukewarm. However, the device only claims to maintain the temperature of the coffee in the first place, not to increase it, so this should be expected.

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3: BESTINNKITS Smart Coffee Warmer

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This smart coffee warmer is 19-watt, and keeps your beverage at the temperature of 131℉/55℃. It has a fancy built-in “gravity induction switch,” so you don’t need to manually turn it on or off. 

However, it requires you to have a mug that is over 0.8lbs to work.

This Smart Coffee Warmer is also waterproof.

Nobody appears to have whatever terrible to say about this device, as most claim it does its work perfectly fine without much hassle. Some say it even keeps your coffee hotter than it initially was.
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4: Coffee Mug Warmer by Oracer

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This easy to use, 18-watt mug warmer has a one-touch on/off switch.

It also has an automatic shut-off after 8 hours to prevent any possible product damage.

It uses a special coffee cup sensing technique, which lets it go to sleep mode after five minutes of removing the cup.

The emperature of the beverage will be between 20℉-140℉ (40-60℃). It is also waterproof. 

One reviewer said that even though the instructions require you to have a flat-bottomed mug for best results, the mug warmer does a pretty god job at keeping their huge mug warm too.

They also added that if you follow the mug recommendations closely, it even manages to heat colder beverages. 

A few people had complaints about the auto shut-off not working properly, but most seemed to love this product. 

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5: YEVIOR Coffee Cup Warmer with Touch Screen Switch

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This mug warmer maintains your beverage at the optimal temperature of 131℉/55℃, and manages to keep this temperature throughout the day.

The latest version has a built-in temperature control chipset module along with an auto shut-off function. Once you place your mug on the heat zone, it turns on by itself. It will also turn off as soon as you remove the mug.

However, you have to make sure that your mug is heavy enough to trigger the automatic sensing switch. 

Most reviewers had good things to say about this product, but also warned to make sure that you remove the foam coaster before using, as it may otherwise create a burning smell.

Most bad reviews only have issues due to them not having removed the coaster. 

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6: Norpro Decorative Cup Warmer

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This 24-watt heated plate lets you keep your coffee and other beverages warm for much longer, and is great for your office desk, home or even for travelling. It has a nonstick heating element, and is easy to clean with wipes. It has an on/off switch with a neon indicator for ease of use and a 60-inch cord for increased mobility. 

This product appears to have no bad reviews, as even the ones who have a few complains overall like the cup warmer. One reviewer claimed that the indicator light is not easily visible in brighter rooms, and that the on/off switch is difficult to grasp with one hand because the close proximity of the cord makes it tricky to do easily. 

But even these people who had minor issues claimed that it did the job of keeping liquids warm to the ideal temperature.

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7: Home-X Mug Warmer, Desktop Heated Coffee & Tea

This mug warmer by Home-X is sturdy and safe to use. It features a sleek, low-profile design which is made from durable lightweight components. It is only 6.4 ounces, which makes it quite portable.

One user on Amazon suggested that it works better with glass mugs than other kinds of mugs, whereas another warned to not touch the bottom of the mug as it gets very hot. But most said that it did the job well. 

Although one reviewer complained that it only kept the liquid lukewarm, but that was only one bad review in a lot of good ones.

Buying Guide:

When buying a new mug warmer, you need to make sure you keep a few things in mind:

  • Cord Length: It is very important to measure how long of a cord you will need, and check mug warmers accordingly. 
  • Size and Design: It is necessary that you check what size will suit your needs; whether it will fit just a small espresso cup or a larger one. These will help you determine what designs works best for you. 
  • Warranty and Prices: Lastly, it is necessary that you check the warrant of the product, to be sure what actions you can take in case it doesn’t work like it supposed to, and whether the product fits in your budget. 

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