Best budget buy
Best price: £2.99 (Amazon.co.uk)
Diameter of base: 63mm
For: Third best at staying warm; cheap
Against: Not watertight
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.
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.
It felt surprisingly classy given the bargain-basement price. The brushed metal casing should be hardy and resist scratches.
Not a lot here – but what do you expect for three pounds? A plastic handle with indentations for your fingers is about your lot.