TOP 10 Best Thermoses for Soup: Buyer’s Guide


Keeping your new-made soup hot or even warm for 12 hours is no easy task, right?

Especially if you’re a long-distance trucker or a Mom of two like me, you will want to preserve the moment of hot spicy soup when you open your thermos.

For this, I made a review of 10 best thermoses for soup I used to take advantage of recently.

I collected all the data from Mommies like me with all the pros & cons, so I hope you’ll enjoy this neat table of key features:

ThermosHeat/cold saving time (hours)Weight (ounces)Dimensions (in)
Thermos Stainless King Food Jar913.6 3.7 x 3.7 x 5.6
THERMOS FOOGO58.88.5 x 6 x 3.5
Thermos Funtainer58 3.5 x 3.5 x 4.5
THERMOS FOOGO Straw Bottle9-104.8 5.3 x 5.3 x 7.5
Stanley Adventure Vacuum Food Jar15183.93 x 3.93 x 7.9
Hydro Flask Vacuum Food Flask3125.5 x 5.5 x 5.5
Thermos Gs3300tri668.84.8 x 3.4 x 3.4
Thermos 16 oz Food Jar with Spoon7 8 3.5 x 6.4 x 3.5
Thermos Sipp 16 oz7-8163.8 x 3.8 x 5.3
Zojirushi SW-EAE50XA6-814.46 x 3.62 x 3.62

1. Thermos Stainless King Food Jar with Folding Spoon, 16 ounce

$33.50  in stock
11 new from $26.26
1 used from $20.62
Free shipping
as of January 27, 2023 6:17 pm

I was keeping my eyes peeled for the best thermos to keep soup hot and this one is exact and unquestioned winner! Stainless King is known as a performance leader in insulated food and beverage products.

It’s simply terrific. Everything is just perfect about it, but as a deep snob and hopeless perfectionist good critic I found some minor disadvantages. Read further.

Sadly, this is funny and true at the same time. I come across so many potential winners that are really good, but one thing was always crucial about them – they’re not 100% best. This one is absolutely amazing! Good job guys!

  • Super durable stainless steel material allows you not to worry about everyday demands.
  • Wide mouth allows to eat, fill, wash and dry easily.
  • Includes stainless steel spoon for those who always forget it.
  • Doesn’t heat and is condensation-free with hot & cold foods respectively.
  • Your soup hot up to 9 hours.
  • Hand wash only!
  • While washing it, use only warm soapy water + do not keep food for more than 24 hours.
  • Let all the components dry before the next use. It’ll take some time, so plan ahead
Perfect for:
Everyone looking for the best soup thermos.

2. THERMOS FOOGO Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel 10-Ounce Food Jar

 out of stock
as of January 27, 2023 6:17 pm

It’s a stainless steel insulated soup container that, if being really open with my readers, keeps cold for 6,0 – 6,5 hours (if you’re about to transport cold summer soups) and warm for about 4-5 hours.

Not that impressive, OK, but it has a bunch of other really amazing advantages like:

  • You might keep cold items along the thermos and your soup will stay hot although. I usually have an extra ice pack in my lunch bag and it never affect the food;
  • It doesn’t leak. Like never;
  • Easy to open and perfect for explorers on the go;
  • Durable. I used to drop it twice and sometimes even with the food inside, the material is of high quality. So if your kids will want to play football with it, it’ll survive, ha-ha.
  • Wide opening is really comfortable to eat from.
  • Easy to fill in the food, to wash & dry.
  • Compact & relatively light-weight (10-ounce capacity).
  • Amazing design options.
  • Made in China, but seems like it’s really a quality one.
  • To wide to fit in a side pocket.
  • It’s not microwavable.
  • Not dishwasher safe.
Perfect for:
Travellers, tourists, toddlers, Mommies on the go, students, office workers, drivers.

3. Thermos Funtainer 10 Ounce Food Jar

 out of stock
as of January 27, 2023 6:17 pm

In spite of a great design and colors, this thermos container for soup is a good choice for everyone looking for good working model. BTW, it was my first soup thermos to buy.

It keeps soup hot for 4-5 hours, has a wide mouth, so your children or husband do not need to worry about additional stuff.

Vacuum insulated mechanism promises maximum temperature retention, but some of my friends have noticed that keeping an ice cube alongside the thermos often make the difference.

Let’s keep a close look on it’s pros and cons:

  • Hand washing is recommended, but I personally used a dishwasher and everything was fine.
  • Durable & portable.
  • Relatively light-weighted.
  • Easy to clean and dry.
  • BPA free material.
  • It leaks sometimes.
  • If packed with cold water then your food will stay warm/hot, if packed with ice cubes then it might become cold.
  • No microwave.
Perfect for:
Children, husband, all family members, someone who doesn’t need a pro thermos.

4. THERMOS FOOGO Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel 10-Ounce Straw Bottle

 in stock
6 new from $15.50
Free shipping
as of January 27, 2023 6:17 pm

This is one of the best rated thermoses for cold soup. And it’s no wonder – the container keeps your food and beverages cold and fresh up for 10 hours.

It’s made of stainless steel with great insulated technology, safe and unbreakable. It has a push button on the top which is really easy to use and comfortable.

Four easy to clean components: bottle, lid, soft straw and straw stem are dishwasher safe.

  • No metallic taste.
  • Portable and durable.
  • Light-weighted, perfect for student’s lunch boxes.
  • The base of the thermos is non-slip and scratch resistant.
  • It leaks sometimes. I guess it depends on the model itself. Some of my friends are totally in love with this item!
  • The risk of bacteria growth on silicone straw.
Perfect for:
Explorers on the go, children (18 months and older), cold soup lovers.

5. Stanley Adventure Vacuum Food Jar

$61.47  in stock
as of January 27, 2023 6:17 pm

Interesting fact: Bob (the friend of mine) uses this items for more than 10 years! He’s still happy with it.

Now let’s take a close look of key features, pros & cons:

  • Contents stay hot up to 15 hours.
  • Durable and unbreakable stainless steel material except for the cup.
  • Wide mouth is just perfect for eating, filling & cleaning.
  • Doesn’t leak and has a lifetime warranty.
  • Plastic lid inside.
  • Hand wash only.
  • Pretty heavy weight.
Perfect for:
Active sport lovers, tourists, extreme sport addicts.

6. Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Food Flask

$61.30  in stock
2 new from $53.95
Free shipping
as of January 27, 2023 6:17 pm

Whether you want to put a hot soup or a freezing ice-cream or even yogurt this flask has always been a great helper for me.

Wide mouth allows to eat or even drink your soup from it. It works like a travel mug and has really lovely color choices.

  • Works like a mini-fridge for everything you want to keep cold and like a high-quality thermos for hot foods.
  • BPA free. Bacteria resistant.
  • Vacuum insulated technology.
  • No odors if cleaned and dried properly.
  • No spilling out.
  • Relatively heavy-weighted.
  • Only up to 3 hours of hot preservation.
  • Hand wash only.
Perfect for:
Tourists, all family members, office workers.

7. Thermos Gs3300tri6 Vacuum Insulated Food Jar, 12-Ounce

 out of stock
as of January 27, 2023 6:17 pm

This thermos is slightly slimmer than the standard, but it’s quite roomy inside. Stainless steel body makes it durable to daily demands and environment.

It keeps my soup hot for like 6 hours. I usually put a 2-minute heated soup in the flask like at 6-7 am and it’s pretty hot till 12 o’clock.

  • Comfortable wide mouth to fill in the food, eat out of it and clean.
  • Sweat resistant.
  • Remains cool outside even if it’s filled with hot chilli soup.
  • Durable and portable.
  • This item can’t be shipped abroad. It was really unexpected news for me when my Portuguese friend told me about that. But still it’s a fact.
  • It leaks from time to time.
Perfect for:
Husbands, housewives, travellers, workers, drivers.

8. Thermos Food Jar with Folding Spoon, 16 oz

 out of stock
as of January 27, 2023 6:17 pm

As some of my previous models here, this one also has folding stainless steel spoon that perfectly complete the thermos.

16-ounce capacity allows you to transport not only some small food portions, but even 2 soup child portions in one item (like I did).

It’s durable because of the the high quality material, retains both hot and cold temperatures.

  • Dishwasher safe. Easy to clean.
  • Super wide mouth. You can easily eat right from the thermos.
  • Non-slip.
  • Scratch resistant.
  • The spoon is pretty short.
  • If put with cold items the soup might be warm, but not cold.
Perfect for:
Travelers, businessmen, children.

9. Thermos Sipp 16 Ounce Stainless Steel Food Jar

 in stock
8 new from $23.95
Free shipping
as of January 27, 2023 6:17 pm

Some of my friends call it best buy. Some had a pretty bad experience with this soup thermos. I would say that it’s one of the best as for me and my family. Maybe because we were one of the first to purchase it.
I bought it quite a long time ago but still use it from time to time when I need to pack some small portion of soup for me and my hubby. It’s only 16-ounce, but it’s absolutely enough for two of us.

  • Keeps food hot for 7-8 hours and a bit longer for cold contents.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Unbreakable stainless steel material of corpus.
  • BPA free and bacteria resistant.
  • Not for a regular use.
  • The lid is easy to break.
  • Leaks from time to time.
Perfect for:
Children, old people, hubby & wife, fitness chicks.

10. Zojirushi SW-EAE50XA Stainless Steel Food Jar

$29.99  in stock
4 new from $29.99
2 used from $26.99
Free shipping
as of January 27, 2023 6:17 pm

This item is made in Thailand and has a really outstanding quality. Perfectly-sized flask fits whenever you’d love!

Wide, easy to fill and clean opening is a huge plus for those who don’t want to carry out additional dishes. This thermos is good for hot meals, soups, oatmeal as well as desserts and cold food.

  • Easy to open.
  • 6” high, transportable, perfect for lunch bags.
  • Doesn’t leave fingerprints.
  • BPA & bacteria free.
  • Great for both cold & hot contents.
  • Doesn’t leak.
  • Hand wash only.
  • Doesn’t have a place for spoon.
  • Sometimes very difficult to clean out.
Perfect for:
Drivers, people on-the-go, tourists, office workers, children, students.


This is it. I told everything I knew about best soup thermoses and how to take the most of them.

Next time, or maybe it’s going to be really soon, you will want to spend some of your bucks on thermoses or travel mugs or whatever – remember to pop over my blog. This way you will find exactly what you want.

Make your purchase a little masterpiece.

Eva Esi
Eva Esi
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    Might be a little late to add a comment, but, if you fill the thermos with boiled water before you go to bed, it will keep your food hotter longer than if you don’t, by a few hours at least.

    1. Eva Esi
      Eva Esi author

      Hey Bill! Thank you, sure you can do it. Although remember about coating and keeping some details dry.

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    Thank you so much! This comparative list is terrific!