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Some like it hot

I'm trying to improve my husband's coffee experience with a birthday gift. His number one issue is that hot drinks get cold too quickly. He also doesn't totally love having two things to clean up (french press + coffee cup). So I thought I'd get him something nifty to solve these problems. Does anyone have recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 21, 2013 - 26 answers

Flat thermal mug?

Is it possible to buy an insulated mug/single serving thermos that is flat, eg, like a liquor flask? (Or at least flatter than the norm.) [more inside]
posted by biffa on Jan 20, 2013 - 4 answers

What kind or brand of water bottle/thermos should I buy?

I want to buy a water bottle/thermos, but am not sure what is the best kind to buy. I'm primarily interested in using it in the winter for hot liquids (hence the new question - appears that MeFites previously had other requirements). It looks like there are stainless steel ones, glass ones, and potentially other types. Any thoughs about which material would be best, or recommendations about particular brands/bottles that have worked well for you? I would prefer something very easy to clean (wide mouth?), very portable (I'll be using it when on the road for research trips), that keeps liquid warm for as long as possible (ditto), and as reasonably priced as possible. Something available on Amazon Prime would be a plus! I've been given one of these, but I've never had a glass bottle before and I'm not sure I trust glass with hot liquids on a series of bumpy buses and in luggage. Thoughts?
posted by UniversityNomad on Jan 17, 2013 - 22 answers

the cutest little thermos ever

I take a nice 4-serving Thermos of tea to work every day. It keeps my tea nice and hot all day long. But my little tupperware of milk warms up after a couple of hours. I'd like to find a 4-ounce container that will keep my milk cool, can poor without dripping, and is OK to put dairy in (because according to my Thermos, it's dairy intolerant).
posted by rebent on Nov 29, 2012 - 23 answers

My Klean Kanteen tastes like I'm carrying spare change in my mouth. Fixes?

Last week I bought a 16oz Klean Kanteen Insulated (double-walled, hot/cold) container to replace a favorite Thermos (also stainless) that is no longer made. [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on Jul 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me hydrate - I need the perfect bottle

Does my ideal drink container exist? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Jun 29, 2012 - 10 answers

How to get the wood smell out of a chinese thermos stopper?

I have a traditional chinese thermos like this one with a wooden stopper. How do I get the smell out? My water tastes like wood.
posted by joshwa on Oct 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Tips for a sorta weird breakfast commute. Make-ahead smoothie base?

Two questions regarding an impending long, early morning commute and smoothies (in order of importance): have you found a "base smoothie mix" I can make in advance on Sundays (and possibly Wednesdays) for use later in the week that I can add frozen berries/granola to for a quick breakfast? And also, is there a badass (stainless steel, preferably) ~32 oz thermos/cup with a lock-tight sealing lid that you love? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Aug 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Odor inside thermos cap

I got this Nissan thermos for my birthday this past August. I have no complaints about the way it works keeping coffee warm. But it does have a weird odor, and it might be haunted. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Dec 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Thermos Quest 2010

I'd like to drink tea all day at work. What's the best big, BPA-free thermos? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Nov 23, 2010 - 16 answers

A thermos to keep coffee fresh and hot

I hate fast instant coffee. I will be traveling by car from Toronto to Montreal. There are lots of stops where one can get Tim Hortons or McDonald's instant coffee. Unfortunately/fortunately I don't like their coffee. I can make good coffee at home. What type of thermos can keep it fresh and warm for a good portion of my trip?
posted by alshain on Oct 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Need a lunch container that lasts 5 hours

Help me find a lunch container that will last 5 hours. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Oct 11, 2010 - 14 answers

liquid

Looking for the ultimate thermos/liquid container. Can't seem to find anything satisfactory. Simple requirements: Airtight, glass insert, can hold ~30+ ounces. There are plenty of these on the market, but many of them leak. Anyone have experiences with a good one? [more inside]
posted by parallax7d on Apr 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Hot, fresh, and yummy for my tummy

So, I bought my young daughers each a Thermos for their school lunchboxes. Great! Now what can I put in them? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Sep 10, 2009 - 10 answers

How to make my thermos flask not ruin my coffee?

How to make my thermos flask not ruin my coffee? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Jul 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Milk it up!

Is it OK to keep tea+milk in a thermos for 24 hours before drinking? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Nov 21, 2008 - 18 answers

Could a stainless steel thermos cause heartburn?

Could a stainless steel thermos cause heartburn? [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Mar 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Thermos or Food jar

Can any of you recommend a thermos/food jar that is durable and can keep food hot (not just luke warm) for at least 8 hours. I have tried a few thermoses and have been really disappointed even if I heat the thermos with really hot water beforehand. The ones I have tried were pretty cheap plastic ones. I am willing to spend more money on a stainless one or some other material if it works decent. I'd just like to get some opinions before I plunk down my money on any one brand of thermos. Thanks :)
posted by GlowWyrm on Mar 10, 2008 - 22 answers

Help me turn Irish Breakfast Tea into Irish Alldaylong Tea

How do I keep hot Irish Breakfast tea fresh in a thermos all day long? [more inside]
posted by proj on Jan 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Washable food jar?

We have this food jar, and we hate it. The lid must be pried apart for cleaning, and it isn't easy to do. We want a soup-safe, insulated food jar we can just pop in the dishwasher for cleaning, but this seems to be an impossible dream. Any recommendations?
posted by frykitty on Jan 12, 2007 - 8 answers

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