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5.0 out of 5 stars Tough soup container perfect for a cold day, September 30, 2010
This review is from: Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Food Jar, Midnight Blue (Kitchen)
The best part of this product is the foldable spoon, which I now carry everywhere. I contacted Thermos to see if I could buy another but it's in demand and out of stock. The thermos itself is just the right size for a bowl of soup. I love to use it with tomato soup.

Pros:

* Compact size;
* Folding spoon;
* Easy to clean -- low profile;
* Great price;
* Clip for spoon;
* Tight lid ---- kept temperature for 7 hours --- I burned my tongue.

Negatives:

* Cup is a little small;
* Only comes in one color, like the model T ("They can buy any color they like, as long as it's black."(Henry Ford)).

I am thoroughly happy with the product after using it for 2 months.

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Initial post: Oct 31, 2010 6:29:57 PM PDT
S. Wong says:
I love this food jar, too. It now comes in another color: Black and gray "Hammerstone".
I saw it at Wal-Mart today for $15.88.
- Susan

Posted on May 28, 2011 6:17:16 PM PDT
v. rinaudo says:
okay,you've had this food jar for half a year now. Does it STILL keep everything hot or did the thermos lose its 'magic'?? i've had so many after 2-3 months they lose their insulating powers. UGH!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 11:48:42 PM PST
anon says:
They don't as long as you follow instructons and do the special ritual to restore the magic every couple months. There is also a 'magic maintainence' ritual that you can do weekly, which is shorter.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 6:39:07 AM PST
DB says:
Can you tell us of the magical maintenance/ritual? Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 7:24:51 AM PST
Remove the lid gasket every time or the stink contaminates the food. Use a soapy towel to clean the gasket. Soak overnight every few weeks. Cleaning the threads of the lid are a challenge. Use a new toothbrush. As for the spoon that comes with the thermos, cleaning is impossible; try soaking overnight ever week or so.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 9:46:28 AM PST
DB says:
Great, thank you!

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 9:58:16 AM PST
After 2 years, the spoon failed. I tried to purchase one from the manufacturer and they would not cooperate. The rivet nearest the head became loose. The head is floppy. I finally had to stop using it because it spilled my soup.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 11:33:35 AM PST
Beth W. says:
I have a smaller Thermos that my son has used in his lunch for years and it still works great. His, 10oz, is one seamless piece of stainless steel inside. I looked at one like this (17 oz) at Wal-Mart and the inside had seams in the stainless steel. I'm wondering, if you still have this product, does it still keep food hot and have you had any trouble with rust at the seams inside?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 11:47:01 AM PST
I've used it, off and on, since fall of 2010. The thermos will keep food warm after about 5 hours in a Minnesota winter so that's okay in my book. Of course, if you let a soup cool it will be too salty. This has to do with the vegetables and such absorbing all the salt during the original cooking process. Once out of the can they release the salt poisoning the soup in the thermos. I've tried to eat it after that and it is hopeless.
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