You know you want to avoid plastic around your hot beverages, so now what? Here are some of our favorite thermoses (they also work for keeping your beverages nice and cold when summer rolls around).
If you missed the memo on avoiding plastic, check out our post on heated plastic.
Keeping that Coffee Hot! with a Stainless Steel Insulated Thermos
This is the thermos I use and love. If you want to be able to keep your coffee or tea hot (or cold), this thermos is for you. Since heating plastic increases leaching, the benefits of a stainless steel thermos are especially big.
The one caveat with this thermos (and sadly most others) is that it has a plastic lid that you sip through. We still recommend it for a few reasons:
- Practicality is important
- Plastic lids seem to offer more functionality (aka sipping and not spilling on yourself)
- Drinking out of a stainless steel thermos in general is a massive step in the health direction
A second option we love: The Yeti Rambler
I don't know about what's going on where you live, but these Yetis have exploded in Charlottesville. There may be some loyalty play there, given one of the founders went to Darden. However, I overheard my fiance saying last night, "Those Yetis are great. I put some cold seltzer in mine and then went for a run and forgot about it for three hours, and it was fantastically cold when I got home." I laughed at him, told him he sounded like an ad, and then asked how he felt about being quoted.