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To think this is over priced?? Thermos Stainless King Food Flask

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goodtimesahead · 21/11/2019 00:38

So my dd said she would like one of these flasks for school.

I have checked out the pride o t's around £20 for a flask HmmConfused

I'm guessing they are great but even do that's a lot!

Any idea where on earth I can get the same flask (wide at top) for a better price?

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LiquoricePickle · 21/11/2019 00:53

Personally, I find it worth it to go for the real deal, if you can.


BornInAThunderstorm · 21/11/2019 00:56

Ds has one and it’s saved a fortune in hot school dinners. I usually make extra of our dinner and heat it up the next day to go in the flask, today he had pasta bolognese - he’s getting a nourishing hot lunch with minimal effort and cost


BornInAThunderstorm · 21/11/2019 00:57

Sorry meant to add the food stays really hot whereas a cheaper alternative may not work so well


OrangeSwoosh · 21/11/2019 01:02

That's probably the equivalent of a week or so of school meals?

I have one for baby DS. I've had several cheaper ones and they're all rubbish. Worth the cost IMO


managedmis · 21/11/2019 01:13


Got DS this one, was shocked at the price but TBF it's really well made, a little funky fold up spoon etc. Keeps stuff hot too.


thornyhousewife · 21/11/2019 07:21

I got one of these as a gift and it is so brilliant - really well designed.


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VolcanionSteamArtillery · 21/11/2019 07:30

Thermos anything are noticeably better at keeping stuff hot/cold than any other brand. They are better quality and last longer.

Ebay have the 450ml here for £11.99 and amazon do sometimes reduce the large by a couple of quid

Often they are less bulky than a comparitive product too.


MelissaCortezsPastry · 21/11/2019 07:36

I did a lot of research into this recently as Ds started sixth form and the food is very expensive compared to school dinners he was having.

I watched YouTube videos etc for reviews and we bought the one your DD wants. Saved us a fortune in paying out for lunches. Ds has had hot pulled pork left overs to put on a brioche roll, filled pasta and a tomato sauce, chicken curry, again left overs. Keeps food very hot if you fill it with boiling water first and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Stanley is also a great make of flask. I also use a Thermos King so I know it does a good job. Smaller ones are good as you can fill it full and it retains the heat better.


VolcanionSteamArtillery · 21/11/2019 07:41

Except stanley Ive never tried stanley so cant comment om them!!!


statetrooperstacey · 21/11/2019 07:45

Thermos food flasks are the best and well worth the money. They stay really hot and never leak. I looked at Stanley ones and the reviews were not good, they just look similar.


Theworldisfullofgs · 21/11/2019 07:47

Ours is still going strong. It must be at least 8 years old.


gonewiththerain · 21/11/2019 07:51

I’ve got one it’s really good the food stays really hot and it’s easy to clean. Definitely worth the money.


NearlyGranny · 21/11/2019 07:51

Get one where the inner is steel and not glass. It won't come to harm
when if dropped. It should be a good investment.


goodtimesahead · 21/11/2019 08:27

Volcanian- I found the one you linked to on eBay! It is for click and collect at certain Argos shops and the ones I could collect from are no where near me!

Does anywhere have offers on them on a regular basis?

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1Morewineplease · 21/11/2019 08:31

Sainsbury’s sometimes reduce them to £14 .


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Nuttyaboutnutella · 21/11/2019 08:34

We have one and definitely worth the price! I've bought ones in the past and food went cold. I used to work as a community carer so had to eat in my car. It was lovely when I bought my Thermos flask and actually had a hot lunch in the middle of winter!


Lockheart · 21/11/2019 08:36

YABU - £20 for something that will last years is good value. And if you don't want to pay that then you can Google for cheaper ones.


bettycat81 · 21/11/2019 08:40

Wilkos have a food flask for £7. It has served us well. I fill it with boiling water while I prepare the food.


StatisticallyChallenged · 21/11/2019 08:52

Another chipping in to say it's worth it


HouseOfGingerbread · 21/11/2019 09:31

I had a Stanley food flask and it did not keep food hot till lunchtime. My daughter has a smaller Thermos food flask which works really well.


noodlenosefraggle · 21/11/2019 09:36

Both my DS's have food in cheaper food flasks because I was shocked at the price of thermos. Both moan about it going cold. We had to throw a full one away because it vacuumed shut and no one could open it! I might have to bite the bullet and get them!


bsc · 21/11/2019 09:37

We have two, had them for at least 8 years, both get used every school day- I have porridge in mine, DD has got lunch. They are still in fantastic condition, and despite my misgivings at spending £22 on each at the time, they have saved us many many times their cost over the years.

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