Travel cup test - 4th Thermos Thermocafe 2060

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  • We test eight travel cups
  • Temperature test results
  • Read the full result here

Best budget buy


Best price: £2.99 (Amazon.co.uk)
Capacity: 400ml
Diameter of base: 63mm

For: Third best at staying warm; cheap
Against: Not watertight
Overall::


Performance:

Came third for keeping our drink hot – it had dropped to 50C after two hours. It isn’t watertight, though, so needs to be kept upright at all times.

Ease of operation:

Simply slide back a flap on the lid and take a swig. The handle makes the Thermos easier to pick up – especially if you’ve got small hands – because the upper body of the cup is fairly thick.

Buying:

It’s hard to argue with the £3 pricetag – which even includes free delivery. The Thermocafe wasn’t brilliant at anything, but was good at most things.

Quality:

It felt surprisingly classy given the bargain-basement price. The brushed metal casing should be hardy and resist scratches.

Special features:

Not a lot here – but what do you expect for three pounds? A plastic handle with indentations for your fingers is about your lot.

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