There are some days when I am in a rush in the mornings and don’t really have time for a coffee. I am useless without a coffee in the mornings I don’t mind admitting, so I was very pleased to be asked if I wanted to review some of the range from Thermos.
The first item I chose was the Vacuum Insulated Travel Tumbler (470ml). The tumbler is designed to keep liquids hot for five hours or cold for nine hours. I’ve started taking my tumbler to work and the generous sized coffee lasts me for the morning, stays hot and means I get my caffeine fix but I’m not drinking cup after cup as my one 470ml lasts. I never have to worry that the cup is going to go cold if I’m busy as the tumbler has a clever locking mechanism on the top which allows you to close the seal which prevents any spillages but also means I can have a sip when I want one.
The tumbler fits into my cup holder in the car as the bottom is thinner than the top which makes a useful design. I didn’t find the tumbler to be too heavy when full either which was good for carrying around, and the thick handle made it comfortable to hold.
I don’t drink tea very often but the tumbler has a handy built in tea hook to hold tea bags and most loose leaf tea infusers.
The tumbler isn’t dishwasher friendly.
I take lunch to work most days, and usually it’s something that I can get straight out of the fridge such as a salad or a sandwich. The kitchen facilities are limited in my office, so I rarely take anything that I need to heat up purely for ease. The food flask has opened up new lunch opportunities for me as I am able to prepare my soup in the mornings and take it to work safe in the knowledge that it’ll still be hot at lunch time.
The little things in life make me smile and when I spotted that the flask contains its own stainless steel spoon, it really did make me smile. I don’t even have to remember to pack an extra spoon!
There are two option when eating food from the food flask. You can either eat straight from the flask which I found easier to do when adding items such as left over chilli and wedges for example, or you can use the cup provided. This is probably easier to use when having soup.
Both items from Thermos have made my work day so much easier and it’s allowed me to not have to think so much about what I am taking to work and how I might prepare it when I’m there. I can see so much potential for both items to be used almost daily in the future. Having our National Trust Membership also means we’re out and about whatever the weather, so my flask comes in very handy on Winter walks, and also saves a lot of money.
The food flask retails for £19.99 from Argos, Debenhams, John Lewis and Thermos online, and the travel tumbler retails for £35 from The tumbler is a bargain currently from Amazon and Thermos online. Both items come with a 50 year guarantee. The tumbler is a bargain currently from Amazon.
What would you put in your flasks?
Disclosure – we received the flasks free of charge but all opinions are our own