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Does a thermos keep water hot enough (and for how long) to use to make bottle?

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1978andallthat Sat 19-Jan-13 22:18:54

Anyone know how long a decent thermos would keep water hot enough to make a bottle assuming it is filled straight away from a boiled kettle?

TheHouseofMirth Sat 19-Jan-13 22:35:47

According to NHS website for a couple of hours if the flask is full.

1978andallthat Sat 19-Jan-13 22:50:06

Oh is that all? No good for overnight then?

Startail Sat 19-Jan-13 23:04:30

May I suggest a bit of science.
Buy a thermometer and test it.
It needs to be 70°c.

The water temp. rule is new. I could have told you how long to microwave milk for from fridge temp and made up with room temp water as that's what I tested, but 70° is all new.

You can get very good digital thermometers on eBay you need to do some experiments.

TheHouseofMirth Sun 20-Jan-13 19:09:55

Gosh no! Formula can contain salmonella and other possibly life-threatening bacteria so water must be at least 70 degrees centigrade to kill them off. No way will it be kept hot enough overnight.

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