my first review in amazon as i wanted to help those thinking about buying this item. if you are using this for hot liquid, please don't buy this as it will burn your mouth and lips. there is something in the design of this jug that suddenly pours the liquid in your mouth causing burn. no matter how you slowly pour it to your mouth, the hot water will suddenly pour. i have used other cups and I can control the flow but slowing sipping it, but not this on. this product should be banned as it causes injury.