When winter comes round, nothing warms you up better than hot soup, so a thermos for soup is a must if you are travelling or if you simply fancy something warm for lunch.
But which is the best soup thermos flask available? This page aims to answer that question.
Thermos Stainless Steel Food Jar
They’ve dubbed this a food jar instead of a thermos flask because of the wide mouth, which means that in addition to hot soup, you can safely store hot foods like stews, curries, spaghetti bolognese, chilli con carne and so on.
Because the inside and outside of this thermos flask is stainless steel, it’s unbreakable. It keeps hot food warm for 9 hours and cold drinks cold for 7 hours. It is cool to touch regardless of how hot the contents are, and remains condensation free if you are storing cold foods.
It comes with a telescoping stainless steel spoon included, which is stored in the lid. The lid itself can be used as a serving bowl if you are sharing the contents of the flask. Note that you need to hand wash this flask.
The study construction, the wide mouth combined with the telescoping spoon make this my top recommendation for a thermos for soup – I think this is the best one.
It has a 16 ounce capacity and comes in two colors – see below:
Stanley Classic Vacuum Food Jar
Stanley are the chief rivals to Thermos, and this is the original design from 96 years ago. The squat shape was originally designed to fit in a tool box and can now fit into modern lunch boxes.
This vacuum insulated flask is made from stainless steel (these jars are tough and durable – they’ve even been said to have survived a drop from from a plane without breaking ) and has a 17 ounce capacity.
The lid is also insulated and doubles as a serving bowl of 12 ounce capacity.
The mouth is wide, so you can store other types of warm food meals in this flask instead of soup if you want, and it’s easy to spoon food out of it when in use.
The Stanley hot food thermos keeps food warm for 12 hours and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Zojirushi Stainless Steel Vacuum Food Jar
This beautifully made modernist food jar makes the perfect hot food container for soup and other hot meals.
It is made of polished stainless steel both inside and out, with a double wall vacuum insulation built into the flask.
They’ve designed the lid with dimples to make it easy to open, and the mouth of the vacuum flask is wide, making it easy to eat your soup out of the thermos with a spoon.
You need to pre-heat it with boiling water to get the best out of it. It has a 17 ounce capacity.
Zojirushi are a Japanese firm that have been making vacuum insulated flasks since 1918. This particular flask is made in Thailand.
Hydro Insulated Flask
The Hydro vacuum insulated flask is made of stainless steel, has a double wall vacuum insulation, and is finished with a matte exterior that never beads with moisture even if the contents are cold, nor does it burn you hand if the contents are hot soup. These flasks are designed for people on the go, so they are lightweight. This 12 ounce flask keeps food hot for 3 hours (and can keep water cold for 3 hours too, if you want to use it as a water bottle). It has a wide mouth (3.25 inches), so you can spoon soup out of it if you wish.
Best of all it comes with a lifetime warranty (the stainless steel in it makes it unbreakable).
It comes in three colors, Lychee Red and Tahoe Blue – see below:
Thermos Foogo Stainless Steel Food Jar
This thermos food jar is slightly smaller with a 10 ounce capacity, which makes it perfect for children’s lunchboxes.
The thermos flask is made from stainless steel and has a child friendly rubber grip on the lid to make it easier to open (even five year olds will manage it), and a rubber grip at the bottom to prevent it slipping. The rubber and plastic components are all BPA free. Unusually, this thermos is dishwasher safe.
It keeps food warm for five hours and cold drinks cold for seven hours.
This thermos also has a wide mouth, which makes it easy to fill and easy to eat out of, but unfortunately does not come with foldable spoon, so you’ll have to remember to pack one to take with you. The stainless steel construction makes this durable and your child will have a hard time breaking it.
It has a five year limited warranty and comes in two colors – see below:
Please note that you should hand wash your soup vacuum insulated flask. The vacuum insulation gets destroyed in a dishwasher (the only exception is the Thermos Foogo).
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