Product Type: Thermos Kitchenware
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Thermos Thermocafe Stainless Steel Flask
When it comes to having lunch at work there are so many decisions to make as there are so many options in the market. At work we have recently just relocated to a nice new property, so we have a nice new kitchen with all of the mod cons that you need. Unfortunately the old place was quite run down and dirty and had a really small kitchen and no space for a microwave, so when it came to lunchtime we did not have any facility to be able to heat up any food.
But what more would you want on those cold winter days than something warm. I was shopping in Robert Dyas and looking around one day when I came across a Thermos Thermocafe Stainless Steel flask, I opted to make the purchase so that I could heat some nice fresh soup up in the morning before I leave for work and place it into my thermos flask and have it for lunch so that it's kept me warm throughout the cold day.
I opted for the 500 ml flask and this was a lot smaller that other flasks on the market that hold the same amount, it also did not have a large handle which meant that it was not as bulky and was easy to fit into my handbag.
It came in stainless steel and had a vacuum and was insulated to make sure that the liquids inside are either staying hot or cold. The flask is light weight which is great especially as it is made stainless steel, which also means that it is strong and unlikely to break, worst case scenario is that the steel would probably dent.
It has a twist and pour stopper which makes it easy to pour the liquid out whilst you are on the move. It says the flask keeps your soup or tea or coffee warm for up to eight hours and if you are keeping a cold liquid in the flask it will stay cold for up to twenty four hours. The 500ml flask is approximately 25cm in height, but they do have various sizes so that you can find a Thermos Flask to suit your individual needs.
The thermos flask is not only there to store drinks it also comes complete with a cup which it has been built into the top of the flask as a lid too, so that you can use it to also drink the liquid out of the flask. I paid £7.99 for this flask, which I think is fabulous price especially as I have been using it for over a year and it still looks as good as new and I use it regularly so it was definitely worth every penny.
By my lunchtime at 12:30 my soup is still red hot, I once had a meeting and didn't eat my lunch until late at around three o'clock and is was still boiling hot, I was highly impressed with the product as I was worried that it would be luke warm and not as enjoyable. I have also used it for trips with tea in and I find that it holds two good size hot drinks. If I regularly needed a larger flask I would definitely invest in the larger model.
My one recommendation is that you make sure that you boil the kettle and fill you flask with hot water to warm it up before use, then just before you are about to pour you hot soup or drink into it you empty the water. This makes sure that you flask keeps your contents warm for as long as possible.
This is a great product and it is well worth it for the small price tag that it has, I cannot find one single flaw with the product its definitely something that I will continue to use over the coming years. If I has to pick something to be critical it is that the cup/lid of the flask is not big enough I need to fill it a few times to get my cuppa tea thirst quenched.
Overall the Thermos Thermocafe Stainless Steel Flask is definitely one great flask and would be a welcome product to your kitchen cupboard.
Summary: warm soup