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Vacuum food jars

Updated on October 27, 2011

Insulated food jars and cups

Vacuum insulated food jars are the best at keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold for the longest time. There are jars with other types of insulation available, but vacuum insulated food jars are superior.

Unlike insulated drink thermoses, insulated food jars have a wide opening that is easy to fill with food or soup, easy to eat out of, and makes the jar easy to clean.

There are many uses for insulated food jars - they can be used to take hot lunches to work or school, to take food along on family outings, to keep baby food warm for a long time, to take food to hunting, fishing, hiking or camping trips.

Popular vacuum food jars

Thermos Stainless King SK3000MB4 Food Jar, Midnight Blue

16 ounce stainless steel vacuum insulated food jar, lid doubles as a bowl, spoon included

Thermos Element 5 16-Ounce Leak-Proof Food Jar

16 ounce stainless steel insulated food jar with an integrated carabiner - great for outdoors

Thermos Fashion Food Jar

10 ounce stainless steel vacuum insulated food jar, in a low bowl shape and attractive design - other designs are available

Thermos Nissan 16-Ounce Stainless-Steel Food Jar

A sleek no-frills vacuum insulated 16 ounce food jar

Reduce 10-Ounce Stainless Steel Vacuum Food Jar

10 ounce insulated food jar, made from recyclable materials

Stanley Classic Vacuum Food Jar 17 ounce/.5 liter

A 17 ounce vacuum stainless steel food jar; comes in different colors

Large capacity vacuum food jars

Insulated vacuum food jars holding 20 ounces or more!

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Stanley Overtime Food Jar 20 ounce

Anti-roll design, lid doubles as a bowl, five year warranty

Wide Mouth Stainless Steel Bottle 48

A 48 ounce (6-cup) vacuum food jar with a shoulder strap and a retractable handle

Stanley Outdoor Vacuum Food Jar 20 ounce

20 ounce rustproof finish wide mouth food jar with a spoon and fork included

Zojirushi Classic Bento Vacuum Lunch Jar

A whole bento lunch kit in an insulated vacuum stainless steel jar

Classic 24oz Vacuum Wide Mouth Food Jar

24 ounce food jar with a lid that doubles as a bowl; keeps foods hot for up to 15 hours

Zojirushi SL-JAE14 Mr. Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Jar

A large bento lunch kit with four containters in an insulated vacuum stainless steel jar

Kids vacuum food jars

Thermos Foogo Leak-Proof Food Jar - 10 oz

BPA-free 10 ounce kid-proof insulated food jar, comes in blue or pink

Thermos F3000HK6 Funtainer 10-Ounce Food Jar, Hello Kitty

A Thermos food jar with adorable design

Contigo Stainless Steel Kids Food 10-Ounce Jar

10 ounce vacuum insulated leak-proof jar with a handle, comes in several boy or girl friendly colors

Thermos Funtainer Food Jar, Littlest Pet Shop

10 ounce Thermos Funtainer jar with a Littlest Pet Shop design

Crocodile creek Eco Kids Insulated Food Jars

Comes in five fun designs for boys and girls, holds 12 ounces

LunchBots Thermal 16-Ounce Stainless Steel Insulated Food Jar

12 ounce bowl-shaped vacuum insulated food jar, great for kids and adults, comes in many colors

Vacuum insulated food jars features

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Vacuum insulated food jars come in many sizes, designs, and several materials. They can have double wall metal (usually stainless steel) insulation, or an old fashioned doubled walled vacuum glass insulation.

  • Vacuum insulated food jars are convenient for taking hot lunch to work or school
  • Vacuum insulated food jars keep food hot for 5 to 14 hours, depending on the brand and model
  • Vacuum food jars come in many sizes, from a small individual snack size, to a huge family soup size
  • Whether made of vacuum insulated glass or vacuum insulated stainless steel, vacuum insulated food jars are BPA-free
  • Many vacuum food jars come with an integrated food bowl and an eating utensil

Thermos Insulated King Food Jar review - A thermos jar review from youtube

How to choose a vacuum food jar

The best insulated food jar for your needs

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People might choose a different model of a vacuum insulated food jar depending on if it is for an adult or a child, for taking individual hot lunch or for a family picnic, based on the design or included features, or brand loyalty.

Consider the following:

  • Choose the size of the vacuum food jar based on its intended use - small for snacks, medium for hot lunches, largest for taking soup to a potluck or family outing
  • For children, choose a kid-friendly design to encourage healthy eating
  • Consider that glass vacuum insulated food jar may shatter and avoid it for kids, elderly or disabled
  • Read product specification of how long the vacuum insulated food jar holds heat and consider it for intended use
  • Choose a rugged outside finish vacuum food jar for outdoor use
  • Choose a vacuum food jar with a handle or a strap if it will not be carried inside a bag

Vacuum insulated food jars are great for hot lunches for work or school, picnics, hikes, camping, commuting. They save money and encourage healthy eating. Vacuum insulated food jars are reusable, environmentally friendly adn BPA-free.

Do you have a vacuum insulated food jar?

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      5 years ago

      I have the Thermos Element 5 - 16 oz vacuum insulated food jar. I love everything about it! It does keep food(mostly soup) hot for at least 2 hours. It's perfect for packing a lunch or supper on the go! I love it!!


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