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Georg
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Posted Mon May 13, 2002, 7:20am
Subject: Suggestion for a test: contminant resitancy
 

Hi Mark,

my ten+ year old stainless stell insulatuing bottle is still doing fine keeping its content hot. On the other hand the plastic lined cups became unusable soon. They add a plastiky taste note to the brewerage.

It would be interesting if the thermos bottles which are plastic lined are lost if you "forget" some coffee in there for a day or two. 8^P In this respect the ease of cleaning and the risk of having a residue left after cleaning is important. You want to be able to use your thermos for a long time. This won't be easy if it adopts tastes and yucky stuff to easily!

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Posted Mon May 13, 2002, 2:28pm
Subject: Cleaning steel
 

Hi George. One thing I've learned in the past with my own insulated beverage containers (including Zojirushi and Thermos Nissan products) is that Oxiclean (or Oxyclean?) works wonders completely eliminating any smell whatsoever. The only thing I have concerns about is Oxi around rubber, but the gaskets in the Thermos Nissan line are all silicone. I'm going to check with the Nissan people before I use Oxy in any serious tests to see if the silicone is safe from the active ingredients.

But for the metal? Jeanette has a problem with my "coffee flavoured" thermos products, she hates the smell. I give it a quick soak in boiling water and Oxy, and there is absolutely no smell left - it's completely sanitized and "as new".
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Posted Tue May 14, 2002, 8:02pm
Subject: Re: First Look at Thermos Nissan Products
 

Mark, I'm betting the tests will rate them pretty highly.  Two anecdotes:

  1. I've brewed an eight- or ten-cup pot, filled my "14-oz. S. S. Ins. Travel Tumbler" (love their product names), and then started pouring from the pot.  An hour later, when I finished everything else and turned to the T.T., its contents were still warm-to-hot.

  2. I've also got a 1.1-qt. bottle, the one w. detachable shoulder strap and fold-out handle.  24 hours after filling it, Its contents will still be very warm.


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Posted Thu May 16, 2002, 7:47pm
Subject: Thermos vacuum products
 

I am a fan of Thermos and Thermos/Nissan products.  However, the best Thermos products I have ever encountered were rebadged products marketed by Thermos, not made by Thermos.  IMnsHO, the best Thermos products are those made by the German company Rotpunkt and branded and sold as Thermos/Nissans.  The Rotpunkt ("red dot") Thermos carafes are the Lexuses to the Thermos/Nissan Toyotas, the Infinitis to the Thermos/Nissan Nissans.
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Posted Sun May 26, 2002, 7:35am
Subject: Note re: customer service
 

I recently managed to misplace (sidelong look at the dog) the top to my 12 oz Nissan tumbler (JMH400). A visit to the Nissan-Thermos website provided an 800 number to their "parts" department. Zero hassle, four business days and US$2.50 later, I am no longer lidless.
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Posted Mon May 27, 2002, 4:09pm
Subject: Lots of private comments
 

I've gotten lots of private comments from people via email regarding Thermos Nissan and I have to say, I like what I've been reading. Ursa's comments seems the norm - the company is very professional, and very attentive to their customers. They are proud of their product line, and are very fast to respond.

Personally, I've had a variety of questions for their technical department, and the response rate is fantastic.

A company is just as much about the service they provide as the product they sell, at least in my book, and it seems that Thermos Nissan is a service-oriented company.
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Posted Sun Jun 9, 2002, 10:25am
Subject: Problems with French Press
 

Have long enjoyed the excellent construction of a Thermos/Nissan insulated mug, so recently acquired the 1 liter press pot (our 48oz Bodum has gotten too large with the departure of five children!)

Although beautifully manufactured, we have yet to make a pot of coffee in our new press where the grounds didn't ooze past the screen and insinuate themselves in the coffee (leading to the use of a strainer each time).  It looks like the thing's not sealing against the walls properly, so, based on the wonderful comments about Customer Service above, I'll call them tomorrow and see what we can do!
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Posted Thu Jun 13, 2002, 1:00am
Subject: Thermos Nissan Products - First Look
 

Thermos Nissan Products - First Look

This week, we offer up a first look at something different - a wide range of Thermos Nissan products for keeping beverages hot... or cold.
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Posted Tue Sep 24, 2002, 11:53am
Subject: Leakproofness & bottle holder compatibility
 

Please include how leak proof each
product is and whether or not they
can be carried in a bicycle water
bottle holder.
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