Tumbler/bottle to keep smoothie

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Tumbler/bottle to keep smoothie

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Hi,

I want to make a milkshake/smoothie in the morning and carry to work, and then drink it around lunchtime.
I'm looking for recommendations for a glass or steel tumbler/bottle to keep it cold for 5-6 hours.
Something easy and simple to clean.

A BlenderBottle Radian Stainless Steel looks interesting - if folks have used it (https://www.amazon.com/BlenderBottle-In ... B0751GW817)? Some reviews mention leaking, so maybe the quality isn't great. Something else might be better? (I am not familiar with Yeti or Hydroflask)
I also see https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K19R6BT - Hydro Flair? Not sure of quality.

Thanks :)
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Anything vacuum insulated should work well.
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We like Hydroflask bottles to keep stuff cold but I have not used their tumblers.

Here is a Wirecutter page for best tumblers and they seem to like one from Hydroflask as they top pick:
https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/revi ... t-tumbler/
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DSInvestor wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:19 am We like Hydroflask bottles to keep stuff cold but I have not used their tumblers.

Here is a Wirecutter page for best tumblers and they seem to like one from Hydroflask as they top pick:
https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/revi ... t-tumbler/
How do you see these:
https://www.blenderbottle.com/products/ ... less-steel
https://www.blenderbottle.com/products/ ... less-steel
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I'm not sure about smoothies, but I use a Takeya bottle to keep ice water cold: https://takeyausa.com/products/actives- ... 9655276653

It will keep ice water cold for hours, even when I leave it in a hot car while hiking in the summer.

They're a bit less expensive than Hydroflask. I like the spout-style lid better, too. It's probably too narrow for a smoothie, but it's great for water.

Tip for Hydroflask fans who hate the straw and open lids: Takeya lids fit on Hydroflask bottles.
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I have my yeti tumbler sitting next to me right now. I filled it up with ice and water this morning and besides just topping off the water several times, it still has ice in it some eight hours later.

https://www.yeti.com/en_US/drinkware/tu ... 60020.html
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We have bought the 32 oz thermo flasks that Costco sells (ours are 3 year olds) and they keep the ice as ice even after 6 hours in heat.
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Zojirushi 32 oz stainless steel Tuff Sport Bottle.

Lid is a cup. But the drinking/pouring spout opens and seals with push buttons, so it can function without its lid. Strong, fully featured, non-leaky, elegant design. Keeps liquids hot or cold; wide mouth accommodates ice cubes.

Mine looks and works as good as when I got it in 2014. There's a lot to be said for buying quality things that last a lifetime.

FWIW My Hydroflask keeps hot things hot and cold thing cold. BUT it leaks when it is not absolutely vertical.
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lthenderson wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:07 pm I have my yeti tumbler sitting next to me right now. I filled it up with ice and water this morning and besides just topping off the water several times, it still has ice in it some eight hours later.

https://www.yeti.com/en_US/drinkware/tu ... 60020.html
Will it work for carrying a milkshake or smoothie to the office? I'm not familiar with this style.
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huzaing wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:27 pm
lthenderson wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:07 pm I have my yeti tumbler sitting next to me right now. I filled it up with ice and water this morning and besides just topping off the water several times, it still has ice in it some eight hours later.

https://www.yeti.com/en_US/drinkware/tu ... 60020.html
Will it work for carrying a milkshake or smoothie to the office? I'm not familiar with this style.
I wouldn't see why not. The only thing that might cause it not to work is depending on how thick your milkshake and smoothie is. The opening is probably only a quarter inch deep by an inch wide after you slide the magnetic lid cover out of the way. It would probably fit a normal drinking straw but if you have a large diameter straw, it wouldn't fit without squishing it into an oval shape. The plastic lid is friction fit into the top of the container so it is easy to pour things in and out and you could take the lid off to drink the smoothie when the time came but it probably wouldn't stay cold for a long time with the lid removed.
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I had to stop selling Hydroflask because they are made out of thin steel that dented too easily (on the "shoulder" at the top of the bottle, usually). Yeti makes a superior product, IMO. We get vanishingly few returns. Their bottles are leak-proof, but the tumblers must be kept upright.
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happyisland wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:37 pm I had to stop selling Hydroflask because they are made out of thin steel that dented too easily (on the "shoulder" at the top of the bottle, usually). Yeti makes a superior product, IMO. We get vanishingly few returns. Their bottles are leak-proof, but the tumblers must be kept upright.
Hi there,
So something like this one: https://www.amazon.com/YETI-Rambler-Bot ... 0842S75K5/
Can you please compare it to the two products I linked in my 1st post.
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huzaing wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:56 pm Hi there,
So something like this one: https://www.amazon.com/YETI-Rambler-Bot ... 0842S75K5/
Can you please compare it to the two products I linked in my 1st post.
I don't have any personal experience with those products, but I have sold many of those 18oz Yeti bottles you linked, over a period of several years, and they are bomb-proof and great. The top they come with is called the "chug cap", which makes it easy to fill and clean, while also being easy to drink out of.
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Anything from Zojirushi.
Yes, I’m really that pedantic.
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happyisland wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:00 pm
huzaing wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:56 pm Hi there,
So something like this one: https://www.amazon.com/YETI-Rambler-Bot ... 0842S75K5/
Can you please compare it to the two products I linked in my 1st post.
I don't have any personal experience with those products, but I have sold many of those 18oz Yeti bottles you linked, over a period of several years, and they are bomb-proof and great. The top they come with is called the "chug cap", which makes it easy to fill and clean, while also being easy to drink out of.
Seems like a good option then. Thanks
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