If you want to take your food and coffee with you, you need to find a way to keep it as fresh and warm (or cool) as possible. You can only do this with the help of a small thermos flask.
A small thermos is great for carrying hot or cold drinks, especially if you want to store something for later or to ship anywhere the day. But not all thermos are the same. Some are easy to use while driving and others are great for enjoying your lunch. Some are easy to clean, while others are made up of one million small pieces. That's why we took the time to find the best small thermoses for all needs.
Head Up: Thermos flasks are great for saving money. Why buy a $ 5 coffee during work break when you can bring a coffee from home for a much cheaper price? Since all the thermos we propose is less than $ 30, the money you save for coffee or tea could easily be paid for your thermos in less than a week.
Zojirushi Stainless 1
2 oz Travel Mug ($ 23)
Zojirushi, the company that has become famous for its hot pots and rice cookers, has re-applied its vacuum insulation technology to the world of beverages. While it is common for old-fashioned tumbleweighers to create a vacuum seal (to control temperature and prevent spillage), tumble-lid tumble dryers do not use a reliable vacuum sealer technology. It's nice to know that you can put this easy-to-open cup in your pocket without hot coffee everywhere, especially at $ 23. It's also nice to know that this thermos can keep your drink hot for up to 12 hours, which should be more than enough time to get most people through the day.
If a thermos looks a bit complicated, you can bet lucky that it's hard to clean. Cups that have mechanical tops, like the Zojirushi, usually consist of a handful of rubber seals, plastic lips and hinged lids. Although the Zojirushi consists of 5 separate parts (3 of which are small plastic parts), they are easy to separate, clean and reassemble. For most people, it pays to clean the comfort of a push button lid and a tapered lip with a few small parts. Especially if you always walk around or drive around.
Thermos Compact Insulated 16 Ounce Stainless Steel Bottle ($ 20)
If you're looking for a thermos that feels classic and modern, check out Thermos' compact 16-ounce tumbler. It has all the features of an old thermos bottle, including a lid that serves as a cup. The mug also looks stylish and has a plastic stopper that prevents spills of any kind, even if you forget to fully tighten the lid. The stopper can also serve as a spout if you do not unscrew it completely. Imagine a pitcher of creamer in a coffee shop.
The obvious disadvantage of this tumbler is that it is not practical when driving or walking. You would have to unscrew the cap, unscrew the plastic stopper and then try to drink slowly out of the cup, so you do not make a huge mess. Of course, this design also has advantages. On the one hand, this design is ideal for packaging the contents of your thermos all day long. It's fantastic for a lunch break (when I see this, I think of Fred Flintstone in his break), and it's really nice to share it. The design of this thermos bottle is also easy to clean, since everything in this thermos (only 3 parts) can be dumped into the washing machine without being lost or damaged.
Sanley Classic 1L Vacuum Bottle ($ 26)
The Stanley vacuum bottle is a classic thermos bottle for outdoor use. It's easy to understand why this type of thermos is still recognizable and relevant. It is durable, it is simple, it has a handle and it isolates drinks with taste. Like other sporty, old-fashioned thermoses, the Stanley has a large cap that serves as a cup and a stopper that maintains a spill-free vacuum seal. You do not have to worry about spilling your hot coffee when you're away from home because the Stanley stopper can be used as a single-pour spout. In addition, this mug has a handle, so you can easily control how your liquid escapes.
Like other traditional thermoses, the Stanley is mainly made of stainless steel, which makes it very durable and easy to clean. This cup has a gasket and is connected to the plastic plug so you do not have to worry about the gasket getting lost in the dishwasher.
YETI 18-ounce Rambler Bottle ($ 30)
If you've bought a cooler or thermos in recent years, chances are you're buying a YETI. The brand enjoyed great popularity with outdoor types, and with good reason. Their products are extremely simple, they work really well and they do not break so easily. The YETI Rambler has found its way into many backpacks, trucks and boats because it is big, easy to clean and fairly durable. In fact, this tumbler consists of only two parts, and the lid has no annoying seals that you can use to clean or keep up.
The only downside to this tumbler is that it does not look as well insulated as you might expect. See, it's made of a rather thin stainless steel that's not filled with insulation. This makes the bottle very light, but reduces the time the coffee stays hot. Since the YETI is not made with rubber gaskets, the heat (or cold) you are trying to control can easily escape through the top of the bottle. Of course, the YETI will isolate your drinks for a few hours, but it will not keep your coffee half as long as a thermally insulated thermos flask. Nevertheless, durability and wide-neck are appealing.
Thermos Stainless King 24 oz. ($ 24) Food Jar ($ 25)
Insulated food glasses are the unsung heroes of outdoor people and lunch packers. The Thermos brand glass is a particularly great bottle, and I am sure that it has a place in many people. The wide mouth of the food jar makes it easy to transfer food, whether you throw food in the thermos bottle or fill it in the lid that serves as a bowl.
These things are not just for soups and pastas. They are also fantastic for smoothies, coffee and tea. You can put one in your bag and take it with you, without worrying about the container licking or sweating everywhere. This thermos will not fit in your car's cup holder, but we've already found out that old-fashioned Thermos branded products work best when you're sitting and not walking around. Oh, and do not forget, this mug is just three cleanable parts. The lid, the stopper and the glass itself. And you know that this thing is easy to clean because it's so wide.