At Flasksonline we stock a huge range of Thermos Flasks and have one of the biggest ranges of all Thermos Products in the UK.  But with so many options how do you know which one is right for you ?  Before you choose a Thermos Flask always consider;

  • How long do I want to keep my drinks hot or cold for
  • Where will I be using my Thermos
  • How will I be carrying my Thermos 
  • What capacity do I need

Large Thermos Flasks like the Stainless King 1.2L capacity will keep drinks hot up to 18-24 hours dependent on usage and ambient temperatures.   Smaller capacity Thermos flasks like  Stainless King 0.47L  will be around 12-18 hours.  This is the case with all Thermos Flasks  larger capacities will retain heat longer as they have more volume.  Thermos Thermocafe Flasks are designed for everyday use at affordable prices and  will keep drinks warm for around 8 hours.

Always pre-heat your Thermos. Pour boiling water straight in to your Flask and leave it to stand for 10 minutes, then empty out just before your pour in your hot drink.   Adding milk straight from the fridge can reduce the temperature by up to 10 degrees, maybe consider taking milk in another smaller Thermos Flask, or use warm milk for coffee.  Make sure you fill your Flask just below the stopper to minimise airgaps and close the stopper immediately.

Once you open your Thermos Flask cold air will enter and your drink will start to cool. The more you open and close  the cooler your drink becomes.

If you are making a long trip or have a full day ahead a great tip is to take 2 Thermos Flasks  0.5L and 1.0L.  Use the  small Thermos in the morning then switch to the larger 1.0L Thermos later in the day.   Flasksonline offer great discounts on Large + Small Flask sets.     Light and Compact Set     Stainless King Set.   Thermocafe Set        

Do you catch the bus, train or drive to work.  Do you eat in a canteen, in your van, or at your desk.   There are many Travel Mug options but if a handle is not necessary and you want good heat retention and a leak proof option consider;  

Thermos Direct Drink Flask  So versatile. The 3:1 Thermos.
This is a Hot drinks Flask, Travel Mug  and Cold Drinks Bottle.
The lid clips down securely when not in use. No spills.

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS      The toughest Thermos Flasks;   
Thermos Work   Extra large 1.2L capacity & cup  
Thermos Hercules   Steel Flask with a hard polymer shell. 

Looking for a great high performance Flask and Food Flask set to take to work and impress your friends in the canteen or the office. The absolute best combination is the Stainless King.  Available in a 0.47L capacity or Large 1.2L set

Stainless King Flask and Food Flask 0.47L            
Stainless King 1.2L flask and large Food Flask 0.71l.    

Picnics in the park, Sunday morning football, Lunch on the Beach, Picnics eaten in your car.  Often on these occasions hot drinks are prepared in the morning and consumed within 4-7 hours so long term heat retention  is not the main criteria.  You might have other members of your family with you or need 2 Thermos Flasks Tea and Coffee choices. Take a look at;

Thermocafe Flasks.   Great everyday value with heat retention around  8 hours.      Available in 3 sizes  0.35L   0.5L or 1.0L

Stainless King.  High performance Flask and very stylish. Available in a variety of colours, with matching Travel Mugs and Food Flasks.  The 1.2L size
has a folding handle to assist carrying and pouring. 
Stainless King 1.2L
Stainless King 0.47L
Stainless King Travel Mugs 0.47L
Stainless King Food Flasks 0.47L

Space and performance will be main things to consider if you carry a Thermos Flask in your backpack.  Choose one of the following  high performance  Thermos Flasks;  

Light & Compact   0.5L or 1.0L    Made by Thermos for over 20 years and loved by the serious hill walkers. A unique 2 part stopper enables the user to open and close the flask easy with one finger.   Less cold air enters the Flask when open and drinks stay hotter longer.

Ultimate  0.5L or 0.9L.  As the name suggests the Ultimate is simply the most rugged and hard wearing Flask for the adventurer. Taken on many professional expeditions. The Cup has a moulded double shell enabling the user to unscrew it, and the stopper without taking off their Gloves. Perfect for use in ultra cold environments.

Direct Drink Flask 0.35L or 0.47L   . Developed by the Thermos Japanese team,  the Thermos Direct Drink Flask changed the way we use a Flask. No need to use a cup or unscrew a stopper, simply flip the lid and drink direct. The smooth flow control ensures the drink doesn't not flood out.   Truly  multi purpose, use for hot drinks or staying hydrated with cool water on long summer hikes, or  fit in the Car cup holder.

Super Light Direct Drink 0.35L or 0.47L.   The next generation of Direct Drink.  Performance just like the original but a more advanced 2 part stopper makes it easier to clean and made with lighter weight materials giving it a slight edge when carrying.

We hope this guide helps. For any further advice call our team at www.flasksonline.co.uk  01924 666801. We have over 20 years experience of selling Thermos Flasks in the UK.