I am always amazed when a company's customer service staff is ... helpful. Sorry to say, but the occurrence is so few and far between, I no longer have the expectation that asking for help will result, in well, help. Today, my faith was restored. Here's what happened.
A few days ago, I logged onto the OXO site to see if they had a tool for cleaning my travel mug. I love my travel mug and I have given them to many friends and family. There is one thing I struggle with though, cleaning the lid. The pushbutton-no-leak lid is the only travel mug that is allowed to get near my much beloved computers. Each one was around $10 and I both the Plastic and Stainless Steel LiquiSealTM Travel Mugs.
I was looking for a tool of some sort to clean the lid. I noticed when I switched from tea to coffee that the mug didn't seem get as clean. I logged onto the OXO site, looking for a brush or tool of some sort to insert into the drinking spout, but was unable to find one. I clicked the "Product Suggestion" link and dropped a quick note about cleaning the lid. I didn't expect much from it, maybe an auto response message.
That's not what I received. Instead, I received an email with suggestions on cleaning the lid, which included a couple of different methods based on the liquid type. It was not a link to an FAQ, or generic help page. It specifically addressed my question along with "Angie's" contact info in case it didn't work.
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