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Flask recommendations - for a hot main course
Tue 7-Dec-10
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Ruthdigs
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Wasn't sure where to put this topic but I'm looking at food flasks for the Chap for chrimble as he works outside.  The 2 finalists I've settled on are the Thermos Thermax King Food Flask and the Stanley Classic Food Jar.  They're much of a muchness in price - just wondering if anyone has personal experience of either?  Or possibly any others but it's taken me a while to narrow it down this far!! doh

Tue 7-Dec-10
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All I'd say is go for glass or stainless steel, I got one a few years ago, that was plastic inside ( a nice wide mouthed one for chunky stews etc) - I got it because I'm clumsy and thought it would last longer - however, it did not keep stuff hot from breakfast time to lunchtime - by the time I had my lunch, it was lukewarm at best.

Tue 7-Dec-10
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wave  I know nothing about them, but my friend tells me that Stanley is a very good make.  The reviews are good.  Hope this helps.

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Wed 8-Dec-10
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Thanks both. 

Danast - whilst researching this there was a story I happened upon where a trucker had to slam on his brakes and the Stanley flask broke his windscreen.  His soup was ok though!! eeek big_laugh

Terrier - they're both all steel as Chap's a builder so I figured glass may not be the best idea; just torn between the 2.  Love the colour of the Thermos but that's me being a girl I guess! cool

Wed 8-Dec-10
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The're not gamekeeper proof  'Where's your new flask Ken ?'  "Broke it" 'You can't break stainless steel ' "You can if it falls off the tractor and goes through the swipe !" Mine has survived about 15 years dented but unbowed. ok  Hats aren't swipe proof either , but neither was the swipe keeper proof.

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Wed 8-Dec-10
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What's a swipe in this context Seth?

I'll try that again!

Wed 8-Dec-10
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AKA a bushog,sort of heavy duty mower on skids fitted to and driven by tractor either has 2 free swiveling blades 3ft x 6ins x 1in thick  or chains  used for clearing scrub and brambles anything up to 3 ins.thick gets marmalized lovely big boy's toy !cheers

Seed catalogues are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than the web and playboy combined . (after Michael Perry)

Wed 8-Dec-10
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Thanks for that, I can see you enjoy your work...big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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