Sunday, January 10, 2010

Equipment Review: Stanley 1.1 QT Vacuum Bottle (Thermos)

By Flea - Be A Survivor



Few things have been around as long as the Stanley Classic Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle,in fact a variation of this bottle has been around for over 90 years. That right there should tell you something about this product, it is extremely popular and it works. Several companies have had the right to manufacture this particular design of vacuum bottle, the latest being PMI.

The design is strange as it is an inner and outter bottle separated by a vacuum and the bottle is insulated with ground charcoal dust. It is basically the same design from 90 years ago because it works.

Anyone who has any issues with this not keeping beverages hot or cold is either not following the instructions or has a defective bottle (which could happen if the vacuum were somehow compromised). The directions are simple: before filling the bottle with a HOT beverage fill it with boiling water and let it sit for 30 minutes or so, this will prevent the bottle from becoming a heat sink when you pour in your HOT beverage (which would make it get cold very quickly). If you want to place a cold beverage in it I would stick in in the freezer till it is completely cold before filling.

When the directions are followed I have easily had this keep a beverage HOT for 8-12 hours and still be WARM as long as 16 hours later. Follow the directions and you will be able to duplicate my experience with the product.

I have 2 of these and have had my oldest one for about 5 years or so, I just recently picked up the second one because the wife and I do long cars trips and coffee is not an option for us to go without.

I can recommend anyone who needs a beverage container to pick up one of these timeless classics, you can even get some vintage ones on eBay for a reasonable price if you spend some time doing some research. Go out an get your Stanley Classic Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottletoday!

...that is all.

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12 comments:

  1. I've got the short squat one. Like it a lot. At some point it will get a taller slimmer friend.

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  2. I have used the Stanley metal bottle and the plastic covered floating bottle to keep soup hot as well as to cook food in. Works great.

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  3. Nothing beats the old Stanley, that's for sure!

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  4. I cooked my meals in an old Stanley when I lived in a tent. Ended up with a whole recipe file of things to cook in a Stanley, lol!

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  5. Flea and Others,

    Stanley also makes a tall one with a wide mouth. I like this one better because it's easier to clean when I try to do some thermos cooking.

    Lamb, would you be willing to share your recipes?

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  6. lol...too funny that you reviewed this. I've been eyeballing one of these for months.

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  8. I love this bottle because it keeps the heat and the cold ... Good invention


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  9. Oh wow, that photo takes me back to my childhood days. My dad used to always have one of these to take to work every day. In fact, they probably still use it sometimes - it was a beast.

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  10. You have got to be kidding me: before filling the bottle with a HOT beverage fill it with boiling water and let it sit for 30 minutes or so, this will prevent the bottle from becoming a heat sink when you pour in your HOT beverage (which would make it get cold very quickly). If you want to place a cold beverage in it I would stick in in the freezer till it is completely cold before filling.

    That's retarded - 1) who has that kind of time, besides, your just plain wrong. The purpose of a vacuum tube is that the thin metal on the inside "heats" up instantly, the "vacuum", creates an "air-barrier" - nothing touching - or very little, that's why it takes so long to cool down. If you had to heat it up or cool it down before using it, it's worth very little.

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  11. Hey Anonymous, the only thing that is retarded is not reading instructions, which I encourage you to do courtesy of Stanley's website:
    http://www.stanley-pmi.com/learn/

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