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Thermal Drink Containers - All - Mike Foster's Review
Posted: February 9, 2002, 10:48pm
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Jim Pellegrini 10.00
Paul Wilmoth 10.00
Mike Paris 9.00
Mike Foster 8.33
Jim Robin 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Product Reviewed: Zojirushi SAA-10 (1 qt.)
Manufacturer: Zojirushi Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $35.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Starbucks Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: generic stainless quart thermos
Bottom Line: Get one.
Positive Product Points

Keeps stuff HOT--warm after 24 hours, even.
Very small for its capacity--barely bigger than most pint thermoses, yet it holds a quart (.95 liters).
Switch atop the stopper lets you pour without unscrewing.
Nice looking--stainless steel with black plastic handle and trim.
Doesn't leak, but may dribble (see below) if you're not careful.
High-quality--feels good, looks good.
Liner is stainless steel--nothing breaks if you drop it.

Negative Product Points

Pour-through stopper can dribble after pouring.

Detailed Commentary

Great thermos! It's the smallest one-quart I've seen, which is important for me because my work bag isn't very big. It holds in heat better than any others I've tried.  

I was going to buy one of those construction-head Aladdin-Stanley thermoses, but I couldn't see a guy with a tie drinking from one of those at work. This is classy.

The pour-through stopper is its only design weakness. You flick a switch on top of the stopper to pour without unscrewing. It makes a cool clicking noise when you do this. When you're done pouring, you flick it closed. It doesn't leak, but because of the design, a small amount of liquid remains in the body of the stopper after closing the valve. This liquid can dribble out later when the thermos is inverted. I get around this by shaking it over a trash can before screwing on the top to take it home.

I just read Mark Prince's review of the pint Zojirushi, and he said that the pint model's pour-through stopper closes automatically when you put the lid on.  I've had mine for a long time, and I've never tried this. I just did, and mine closes automatically, too! How about that? And I thought I was done learning when I left college . . .

After two years, my stopper valve became hard to work. I called Zojirushi, and they sent me a replacement. Nice people.

Buying Experience

Bought this from Starbucks.  I've seen these on Yahoo Shopping since for twenty-five bucks.  I'd pay $50 to replace mine (if I had to). When browsing Zojirushi offerings, you may also see this listed as a "dura bottle" (Sweet Maria's lists it this way, for example).

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