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My thermal flask test thread.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lltfdaniel, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. lltfdaniel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 23, 2009

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    Location: Bournemouth

    Hi to all,

    If you want to join in with the testing using whatever thermometer your welcome too will have to state what thermometer was used for testing and we will test every 6 hours up to 12 hours and preferably pre heat the flask with boiling water by fully filling up the flask for 2 minutes and then drain and then refill fully again with boiling water or not (if your doing a cold test that is) and then start the test.

    We will be using this for the results > https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1r0ZEVhnXF97QpugLyveziQB0vIAPz8T1bz6sRLTNlUE/edit#gid=0 if you want to publish your results on that google doc link, ask for editing rights as for new people or people you can only view it.


    I have decided to make a thread about thermal flask bottles, which are designed to keep your liquid hot or cold over many hours.

    The reason why i have made this thread is because so many sites test these thermal flask bottles and they say that this is the best you can get or this is the best.

    So me being me going through all these websites, i have bought these thermal flasks the ones they say is the very best and i want to know first hand what is the very best, well these flasks would be one of the best or the best.

    I want to test these flasks so i will need to get something to test the temperature of the water etc,

    I have bought 1 litre flask bottles so the test will be fair because bigger the flask apparently the better it can retain heat for instance.

    I have a sigg hot and cold 1 litre bottle, a stanley the classic bottle 1 litre and a klean kanteen tk pro 1 litre bottle and i have more flasks coming as well so i will wait for them to be delivered to my door.

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    Right well i have a thermos ultimate series flask 900ml coming and as well as a Zojirushi flask coming.

    From what i have read apparently the thermos ultimate flask will be the contender for the title of being the very best flask at containing heat because many people have said that this is the best flask they have had out of many.

    I will have 5 thermal flasks in total, 3 in the picture above all 1 litre and a 900ml thermos ultimate flask as well as a 2 litre Zojirushi flask, i won't be testing the Zojirushi because it is 2 litres and is not fair because a bigger thermal flask retains heat better when compared to a 1 litre flask.

    Apart from the thermos ultimate flask, the Zojirushi flask is also considered to be among the very best like the same as the thermos ultimate flask, why these two because of what i have read about them, they keep the liquid so hot it will burn your lip as in keeping the water hot from when you put liquid into them and being like that same temperature 6 or 12 hours later that is.

    So i want to test these flasks so if the information is credible or not well that is your choice.

    Any criticism is welcome.





     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2020
  2. NVP

    Soldato

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  3. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    Location: Welling, London

    Whatever happened to the good old days of the tartan thermos?
     
  4. Yas786

    Caporegime

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    Location: All over the world...

    I have a chillys bottle which keeps my drinks either hot or cold. Seems to be pretty decent albeit pricey for what it is.

    Yeh I’m a hipster with the bright funky coloured bottle :p
     
  5. moon man

    Mobster

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    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    ive a stanley and its awesome ,just keeps red hot so long
     
  6. lltfdaniel

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Bournemouth

    Well i want this test of mine to be fair, and any recommendations like the tartan i will buy and test it, but had a quick look there isn't many sites that sell the tartan.

    I have plenty of money to buy thermal flasks heh, so any make you bring up i will buy it.

    Dan.
     
  7. Uther

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

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    FINALLY a decent thread. Forget all that brexit ********, THIS is what the man in the street is really interested in.
    I have never had a thermal flask I have been totally happy with so will be following with interest.
     
  8. Mcnumpty2323

    Wise Guy

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    test also include how tough they are?
    surviving being dropped etc
    though nowadays they probably dont have glass in them
    but even so a bit of every day life abuse to see how they cope may be of interest
     
  9. Junglist

    Mobster

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    Location: Bristol

    I use one of these mighty mugs at work. Has saved a few keyboards and laptops but I don't think it keeps hot drinks for quite as long as it says. I've come back to my tea after 3 hours and it was perfect temperature still though.

    Perfect for those with office based jobs
     
  10. Diddums

    Capodecina

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    Location: London


    This! Finally something interesting. You sir are doing the lord’s work, I salute you.
     
  11. lltfdaniel

    Wise Guy

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    Just the temperature... anyways i will take on board the criticism to amend my testing but mainly the temperature it can retain.

    Apparently from what i know, the stanley flask is the one i would point to you because it is built like a tank, has survived 4000 ft drop, being run over by a car and a category 5 hurricane.

    Stanleys own website claims that with what i have just typed.
     
  12. robfosters

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    In this day and age of sat navs, we won’t need the test of how well they withstand being chucked at the Mrs head after she’s failed to read a map and told you the wrong directions for the 18th time!
     
  13. moon man

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    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    heres a pic of my aforementioned stanley in its natural habitat

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  14. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    Location: Welling, London

    Could we also have instructions on the best way to brew up a big tub of tea ready for flask duty please?
     
  15. NVP

    Soldato

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    Oh my wife got me one for christmas, didn't realise it was some brand name thing. Keeps my water cold at least
     
  16. moon man

    Mobster

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    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    my method is to do a milk sandwich ,2 teabags is ok for me boiling water ,then milk then again boiling water
     
  17. Maccapacca

    Tea

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    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Wat wat wat

    1 tea bag
    Milk
    Hot water

    Add all to flask screw lid job done
     
  18. Mcnumpty2323

    Wise Guy

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    lol
    oh dont
    mine was reading the m1 as being a river cos its blue on the map
     
  19. Junglist

    Mobster

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    You don't want to leave a tea bag in there all day though. It'll get bitter
     
  20. NVP

    Soldato

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    *hot milk