I have a large (1 quart) Stanley thermos that I like to fill with hot
cocoa when I'm going to be out on a cold day. It has two fatal flaws:
1) It is IMPOSSIBLE to pour liquids out of it without having them
spill and dribble all down the side.
2) The lid is supposed to be useful as a cup, but it's single wall
stainless steel, with no handle and if the contents are hot,
the cup gets WAY too hot to hang on to.
There are lots of alternative brands, and I even have a smaller Nissan
bottle. It has an insulated cup/cap, and it doesn't dribble nearly as
bad as the Stanley. However, it uses a stopper which has a push button
valve, and it's impossible to clean the valve easily.
There must be something on the market that has an insulated cup/cap, and
some sort of pour spout so it doesn't make a mess of everything.
I'm fed up with my Stanley, and I'd really appreciate some sugestions for
other brands to avoid or take a look at. Oddly enough, none of the
on-line info I've found really mentions if they make a mess every time
you use one.
17 years ago