Soup mugs have handles. Most of them also have a thumb button on the top of the handle. They are microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. Not only are they good for soups and stews, they are great as indivisual casserole dishes or dessert bowls. A warm brownie with ice cream is a special treat served in my soup mugs. They are listed by glaze patterns. My mugs come with my awesome Hearty Beef Stew recipe.