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Igloo drink coolers are primarily designed to keep beverages cold. However, some of their products are capable of keeping beverages hot, such as coffee or water for tea and cocoa. It is important to ensure that you use only the approved cooler, since Igloo does not recommend most of their products for use with hot beverages.

Purchase the appropriate Igloo cooler. The only two coolers approved by Igloo to hold hot beverages are the Igloo beverage cube with the friction-fit lid and the classic stainless steal coolers. Wash your cooler prior to your first use.

Prepare your hot beverage. Remember that the Igloo coolers are not designed to heat a beverage, they simply maintain the temperature of the beverage at the time it is poured into the cooler. Carefully pour the beverage into your cooler protecting yourself from splashes.

Serve your beverages. It may be a good idea to post a, "HOT" sign on your Igloo cooler. This will warn people to take special care when dispensing their beverages. Keep your cooler out of the reach of children to protect them from scalding themselves. Be sure to use cups that are designed to hold hot liquids.

Clean your cooler. To keep your cooler free of the stains that coffee and hot tea can create, empty and wash immediately after use. Do not allow unused liquids to sit in your Igloo cooler for extended periods of time. Igloo recommends using a mild detergent and water to clean their coolers. For tough stains, use a diluted mixture of baking soda and water.

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