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Thermos 48 Ounce Wide Mouth Stainless Steel Lunch Tote

by Thermos
3 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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  • TherMax double wall vacuum insulation locks in temperature to preserve flavor and freshness
  • durable 18/8 stainless steel interior and exterior
  • Four microwaveable containers nest inside so you can bring a variety of flavors
  • Convenient stainless steel spoon stays clean in fitted case
  • Built in stainless steel serving bowl
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Product Description

Product Description

For over 100 years consumers have trusted Thermos brand products to keep their foods and beverages hotter, cooler and fresher. Today this tradition continues with an array of products for every purpose. The Wide Mouth Lunch Tote has an durable 18/8 stainless steel interior and exterior and will withstand the demands of everyday use. The Thermax vacuum insulation virtually eliminates temperature change by creating an airless vacuum space between two stainless steel walls. The result is an insulation layer that performs better than any other. A superior insulated container you can depend on to keep your food and beverages hotter, colder, fresher, longer.

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Virtually unbreakable, this lightweight, vacuum-insulated tote travels to school, work, or recreation and keeps foods hot or cold for up to six hours. Four microwave-safe, white plastic containers stack inside, providing enough capacity for a balanced meal: salad, soup, main dish, and dessert. The main-dish container and leak-proof soup container have twist tops, while the salad and dessert containers have snap tops. A stainless steel spoon travels inside a plastic case that slips into a plastic holder attached to the tote's side, and a removable black nylon strap slips over a shoulder to keep the tote upright. With its satin-finish exterior, stainless steel inner liner, and black plastic accents, the tote (9-1/2 inches high, 4-1/2 inches in diameter) is handsome, compact, and durable. Preheating or prechilling the tote with hot or cold water, depending on the lunch's contents, is recommended. --Fred Brack

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 5 x 10.5 inches ; 2.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00004S1D3
  • Item model number: JLN1400P6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,047 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I got this thermal lunch jar tote as a Christmas gift last year. I have to say, that after testing it for almost 1 year, it has really paid off!! I prefer hot lunches and food stays HOT !!! You have to preheat all the containers by filling it with boiling water, and the jar itself with boiling water. Close all lids. It should preheat for at least 10 minutes. I usually take 15 - 20 minutes making my lunch, so the soup/stew, rice, vegetables etc. are all piping hot. Then I dump all the water, dry the containers, and start filling them, and stacking them in the correct order.

With preheating, my food stays HOT. Many times this year, I didn't get to eat lunch until 2:30 or 3pm. The food was definitely hot (still had steam coming out of it). The very top container, is not steaming hot, but is warm (which means it's perfect for fruit or veggies or snacks). The other 3 containers are hot.

I find this comparable to Mr. Bento from Zojirushi. And they both hold about the same amount of food. The difference?

Mr. Bento comes with chopsticks and a large lunch sak to carry the thermos lunch. The Nissan Stainless lunch tote comes with a spoon in the holder, and it has carrying straps, but no lunch sak to put in as a carrier. Sometimes having a lunch sak to carry it is nice.

I found one of those draw string backpack at Target for $3, and it works really nicely as a lunch bag. It fits the Nissan Thermos wide mouth lunch tote, an extra set of chopsticks, napkins, and another small ziploc container of fruit for dessert.

I do not recommend dairy products. You may get food poisoning by packing dairy items, and spoiled dairy smell is always hard to get out of plastic containers.

All in all, 5 stars! I'm so happy I have 2 sets of lunch jar totes!
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Well, I have had this Nissan bento for over 5 years now. And as an adult, I have to say that I have no problems with it keeping food hot. I find that it is VERY COMPARABLE, even BETTER than the Zojirushi Mr. Bento. I like my food HOT, and being entirely stainless steel, it keeps all 4 containers hotter than the Mr. Bento. The top 2 containers in Mr. Bento tend to be cool (room temperature) after 4 hours or more, while in the Nissan, they are usually more than warm (but not steaming).

To make sure I am comparing correctly, I preheat the 4 containers with hot water before I pack, just like Mr. Bento.

Also, the construction of this bento is much more sturdier than Mr. Bento, which has a lot of plastic. Like the other reviewer, yes it will dent if it gets banged around. As an adult, I don't have any problem with it.

Also the Mr. Bento I got from Amazon in Xmas 2006, was made in Thailand, not Japan. Apparently it is too expensive to get it from Japan now or something like that.

My girl friend's Mr. Bento was made in Japan, and it was much sturdier, and kept food hotter. I think the new Mr. Bentos have a plastic lid, which allows heat to escape.

Anyway, I just sold the Mr. Bento on ebay, and kept the lunch bag, which fits the Nissan Thermos really well.

I love this Nissan Thermos lunch tote. It really is worth the money.
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I was searching for on-the-road meal solutions for my husband, who is a medium-distance trucker and drives a small 5-tonne truck. I had tried 'ordinary' bento lunches before, but due to the distances he drives and the small size of his truck cab, we ran into serious food safety and storage safety issues. While looking for information on the Zojirushi Mr. Bento, I discovered the Thermos Nissan lunch tote. I chose the Thermos Nissan over the more popular Mr. Bento for the following reasons:
1) An independent site compared both bento jars and found them to be comparable in performance, with the Thermos Nissan coming out just a little bit ahead in temperature retention. With the issue of time before he can stop to eat, every little bit of food safety helps.
2) The stainless steel jacket is resistant to the knocks and bumps it takes in a truck cab.
3) The Thermos Nissan is very compact, with a carrying strap rather than the canvas bag of the Mr. Bento. The truck cab is tiny and having many items in the cab poses a safety issue; the Thermos Nissan fits into the gym bag that he already takes with him, so he doesn't have to bring yet another bag.
4) Price. During the time it takes for a driver to sign in at his destination and talk to the product receiver, thieves can pop out the locks on his truck's doors and remove bags, jackets and anything else that might contain sellable items. The Thermos Nissan won't be as expensive to replace, should it be stolen.
How does he like it? The Thermos Nissan has been performing acceptably. Typically it's about six hours until he gets a chance to eat; the food within the Thermos Nissan, although not hot, is still on the hot side of warm, enough to be delicious.
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By AM on November 13, 2006
My 11 year old son loves this lunch tote. He likes soup and hot foods for lunch and this tote keeps food hot. The separate containers are good for a variety of foods, hot and cold.I thought of getting this for my 7 and 5 year olds, but the top is too wide for them to unscrew. The only downfall is being stainless it dents and my son is very active with his backpack he puts it into,and the outside of the tote has gotten a few dents in it. None of the dents has affected the inside area.
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