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I need a small thermos flask that will keep coffee hot for at least 6 hours

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ihatethecold Tue 19-Nov-13 19:47:08

My DH gets up for work at 3.40 in the morning. He can't put the kettle on to make a brew before he leaves. Too noisy.
He wants to make his coffee before bed at about 10pm and leave it by the door.

I need a small thermos that will keep the coffee hot for at least 5 hours.

Any recommendations that I can get him for Christmas.

soontobeslendergirl Tue 19-Nov-13 19:59:24

If it doesn't need to be cheap, then the Sigg ones are supposed to be good:

www.amazon.co.uk/Steelworks-Thermo-Classic-Thermal-Flask/dp/B0079J4QPK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1384890842&sr=8-2&keywords=sigg+flask

My OH has a few stainless steel flasks - the best one he ever had was from Costco many years ago and he has never found any of them quite as good since and hasn't been able to find another the same. However apart from one Tesco one which he threw away, he makes his coffee at 7am and can still pour himself a cup to drink when he gets home at 5ish so most seem to be pretty good. He hasn't tried the Sigg one, but it comes in the top 10 in this review:

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/the-10-best-flasks-8289876.html

I would stress that it doesn't seem as if they actually tested which ones kept drinks the hottest confused

BikeRunSki Tue 19-Nov-13 20:02:56

As long as you warm it first, a decent steel flask will keep water warm for 24 hrs! If you don't warm it first, then no flask will keep water warm for very long. We are an outdoorsy family for work and play. Aladdin flasks are good. Thermos not bad.

raisah Tue 19-Nov-13 20:10:11

Can he not boil water in a saucepan? If he puts it on low before getting in the shower, the water should be ready by the time he gets dressed so he can have a fresh brew before work.

raisah Tue 19-Nov-13 20:19:41

Sorry I didnt mean to sound rude re boiling water in a pan. That't what I do when I am awake in the middle of the night so I dont wake everyone. I just went into practical mode.

raisah Tue 19-Nov-13 20:29:34

How about one of these? Not a flask but an automatic coffee maker:

m.tesco.com/mt/www.tesco.com/direct/nescafe-dolce-gusto-piccolo-titanium-coffee-machine-by-krups/622-5907.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=622-5907

I am not sure how noisy it is though.

ihatethecold Tue 19-Nov-13 20:34:27

No he can't boil any water.

We have a puppy who would be very happy to see him at 3.40 am.

I would not be happy to have to get up and deal with settling him again.
grin

ihatethecold Tue 19-Nov-13 20:42:40

www.flaskdirect.co.uk/p-421-grunwerg-200ml-drinkpod-stainless-steel-vacuum-flask-sky-blue-hcf-200b.aspx

Anyone heard of this brand?

pumpkinkitty Tue 19-Nov-13 20:47:56

My bodum thermos cup keeps my coffee scorching hot all day until I manage to drink it at the end of the day when my class leave

mottora Thu 23-Feb-17 23:59:20

if someone is still interested I found a in depth review of coffee thermoses and it has a lot of good tips on how to choose a thermos. I hope it's useful wink

user1477219732 Sun 05-Mar-17 12:44:58

My husband needed a new flask recently and got one from Morrisons but it doesnt keep anything hot that long, didnt think that was possible.

Makirocks23 Sun 05-Mar-17 12:52:09

These are great and work really well
shonline.co.uk/products/the-sho-bottle?variant=32453561415

xyzandabc Sun 05-Mar-17 12:58:55

I have this one and if I put my soup in it at 7am, it is still too hot to eat at 1pm. As someone else said, I do pre warm the flask first. Just a bit of boiling water in it for 5 mins, tip it out then put the soup in. Makes a big difference.

www.thermosonline.co.uk/store/Thermos-Stainless-King%E2%84%A2-Food-Flask-Red-0-47L/sp_534

whathappenedtoshosh Sun 07-May-17 22:14:14

This one keeps drinks warm for 4 hrs...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0077IERKW/ref=mpss_a11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494191597&sr=1-1&pi=ACSX2366_SY340_QL65&keywords=contigo+travel+mug&dpPl=1&dpID=318ShP8B5UL&ref=plSrch

whathappenedtoshosh Sun 07-May-17 22:14:50

Ah, quite an old thread blush

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