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Stanley 17oz. Classic Vacuum Food Jar (Pink)

by Stanley
3 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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  • Double Wall Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulation
  • Durable Rust Proof Finish
  • Wide-Mouth Opening
  • 12 ounces Lid Doubles as Bowl
  • Lifetime Warranty
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The 17oz polished Stanley Classic Food Jar is the ultimate in durability and portability. Double wall stainless steel unbreakable vacuum insulation will keep chili or soup hot all day long, day after day. The Classic Food Jar fits easily into a bag, purse or backpack. It has a stainless steel lid that can be used as a bowl, a wide mouth opening, a heavy duty handle and polished rust-proof finish. Every Stanley is backed by a lifetime guarantee. In 1913, William Stanley invented the all-steel vacuum bottle. Since then, the Stanley bottle hasn't missed a day of work, a football game, or a trip to the great outdoors. The distinctive Stanley bottle is an American Icon that still works as hard today as it did nearly 100 years ago. Stanley... Built for Life.

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  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
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  • ASIN: B000FZVKU4
  • Item model number: 041604205101
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #903,507 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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As happened to another reviewer, I bought one of these, it worked fine for a couple weeks, then could not keep soup hot even for a couple hours. I noticed vertical hairline cracks around the lip of the bottom section, where it meets the main body. (I had hand washed it, no dish washer or microwave, etc.) I assumed those cracks ruined the vacuum barrier and any heat retention.
As I loved the size and apparent sturdiness, I tried another. When I bought it, the bottom piece was smooth and shiny. (I checked carefully.) Then in just a couple weeks the same thing happened, hairline cracks and no heat retention. The "cracks" appear to be thin vertical cuts, pretty uniform in depth and spacing. To me it looks like instead of working with precision parts, they ram on the bottom cap with pre-cut notches to make it fit (sort of), then cover over the thin cuts. I'm about to send the second one back (as I saved the receipt), but given the other reviewer's experience with the highly touted "lifetime warranty," I'm not optimistic.
Too bad a once reliable brand has gone cheap. Do not buy.
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It's a shame what's happened to the Stanley company since they've outsourced their production to China. My father swore by their products for decades, being a factory worker who had his Stanley thermos for 20 years taking coffee to work. Sad that this is no longer the case.

To start, for those that don't know, I need to explain how a thermos works. Basically, it's two containers. There's the outer container that you see, then the inner container that holds the liquid. The space in between the two containers is an empty vacuum. The reason for this is that you can't transfer heat in a vacuum, so this is what keeps the liquid cold/hot. If that vacuum seal is broken, then the thermos ceases to work. It's just another big "cup" at that point with no insulating value at all.

This said, I've been bitten by Stanley FIVE TIMES so far:

1.) The first time I purchased one of the large green "vacuum bottles" (the 2 quart size). It worked for almost a week before it lost its vacuum seal and quit working.

2.) Thinking the first must be a fluke, I purchased a second one. This one managed to make it 3 weeks before losing its seal.

3.) I figured maybe there was something wrong with the manufacturing of the green containers, so bought a stainless steel one. It worked for two uses, and the seal broke.

4.) Finally, now out over $100 in merchandise, I contacted the Stanley company. They sent me a replacement 2 quart thermos, but it was the green one again. This one made it two weeks, then lost the seal.

5.) Never one to learn my lesson, I figured perhaps there was a problem with the 2 quart size, so gave up on it, and purchased a smaller 1.1 quart. This one worked for almost two months, but then lost its seal.
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Color: Blue
I highly recommend this thermos. I put hot water from the faucet into the thermos and close it while I heated up a 10 ounce can of soup. Then I emptied out the hot water from my thermos and pour the soup in it at 6:00 in the morning. I packed it in my soft vinyl lunch cooler that had been in my locker inside my workplace. By noon time, I unscrewed the cap and steam was rising from my thermos. It was so hot that I wish I had an ice cube to cool it down. Now that is a thermos that says it will keep your food hot. I've only done soups so far and compared to my previous brand "Thermos", my soup would be warm by noon that I always wished it was hotter. I got the original Stanley green and I plan to purchase the blue one for my husband. A very high quality thermos.
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I tested my food jar a couple days ago...I've only had it for 6 months. I put boiling water in it for 10 minutes, dumped it, and immediately filled it with boiling water. 4 hours later, the water was barely warm to the touch. I hope I have better luck with a Thermos brand food jar because this one is going in the trash.
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I own two Stanley 17 oz food jars and two Thermos 16 oz food jars. Both are good. The Stanley keeps my food a little bit warmer for a little bit longer, but the difference is negligible. The overall size of the Thermos is smaller (greater difference than the 1 oz capacity) and it has a nifty folding spoon built into the lid. You won't go wrong with either. The reason I'm posting this review is to tell everyone that I picked up a CANNING FUNNEL near the mason jars at the giant W for just over a dollar. It makes it much easier to get food like fried rice into the food jars. I found it to be very useful. Amazon sells really nice stainless steel canning funnels. Search for the term to see what it looks like. The giant W has a cheap plastic one (that happens to be Made in USA).
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For those who can't or won't use a microwave for a hot lunch, this is great. I fill it with HOT water while I heat my soup/stew on the stove, then pour out the water and fill it. It seals well and it really does steam when I open it at lunch. Just right for my taste. Very convenient. Easy to clean. A little padded lunch bag is nice to carry it in. Enjoy...
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I bought this bottle with the confidence that it is a Stanley Thermos in the classic form. I have several, my wife says too many, Stanley bottles from the 0.5 quart to the monster 2 quart model. They, when primed with hot water, will keep coffee hot, steaming hot, for at least 12 hours.

I thought ALL classic Stanley Thermos' were lined with charcoal to enhance their legendary thermal prowess.

Sadly this is not the case with these bottles. These bottles are NOT lined with charcoal, they are built like any run of the mill double walled thermos.

To my disappointment they perform like any run of the mill thermos, in some cases worse. To make matters worse, they sound like a cheap stainless steel sink. At best I was able to keep food hot for 4-5 hours in a primed bottle. As a test I put the same food in my 0.5 quart Stanley, that has the lining, and the food was hot after 8 hours.

Dear Stanley, it is not worth the minor cost savings to reach a predetermined price point by alienating a previously loyal customer with run of the mill pedestrian fair.

Edit 3/27/2013

The dogs with the kids help decided the lids were good to eat. I went to Stanley/PMI's website and ordered lid parts, several months ago. I was just told by PMI's customer service that the parts were no longer made. Stanley has been my go to thermous for decades. Their catch phrase is "Built for LIfe". I now have two usless 30 dollar food jars.

Dear PMI, you are driving away Stanley's customers. Yet another death of a great company.
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