Say farewell to the greasy company microwave.

If you work in a cubicle, you’re a veteran of the infamous 9-5 grind and therefore know the central role that coffee and other heated beverages play in almost all office environments.  While we recommend a novelty prescription coffee mug for those who simply cannot function until they score their caffeine fix, this won’t keep your delicious drinks hot while you ease yourself into your workday.

When looking to buy a drink warming gadget for your cubicle, you have three main options.  They all basically strive to do the same thing (keeping drinks warm) and differ only in the way that they set out to accomplish this task.

Norpro electric cup warmer

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Norpro’s simple cup warmer is by far the most common type and consists of nothing more than a standard socket plug and a nonstick heating element.  You simply place your cup on the heating pad and turn the device on.  Your drink will be heated from the bottom, so occasional stirring may be required.  The attractive marble-like base makes it a functional cubicle accessory that also has visual appeal.

usb cup warmer for cubicle

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This drink warmer is similar to the Norpro in that it heats beverages from the bottom up.  If you don’t have any available outlets in your work area, then this is your best option.  It is instead powered via USB, and as everyone knows, all cubicle workers have access to a multitude of USB outlets.  The design is simple and functional for those not interested in aesthetics.

decorative cup warmer sleeve

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The third and final cubicle drink warmer is probably the simplest, cheapest and most decorative of all.  It does not use electricity and is instead a kind of sleeve that hugs and insulates your drinks keeping them nice and toasty.  Available in a wide variety of colors and design options, it should be a fun and easy task to find the perfect one to match your cubicle decor.  The fact that you don’t plug it in means you can take it with you wherever you want.  It also makes a great gift for a friend with a vibrant personality.

If you are someone who finds themselves getting up constantly to microwave your coffee and other heated beverages, then this little gadget is a must-have!

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