With the Hydro Flask 12 oz. Food Flask, you'll be able to easily carry your small meals or snacks while on the go. Constructed from stainless steel, this Hydro Flask food container isn't only durable, but it also won't retain or transfer flavors of food. The secure lid helps to prevent spills, while the TempShieldTM insulation keeps food at the right temperature, whether it's cold or hot. Try the Hydro Flask 12 oz. Food Flask for a convenient way to store your lunch or snack.
I purchased this flask for my daughter. She has brought it to school several times and, even with preheating it with boiling water, it still does keep her food hot. 3 1/2-4 hours later it’s actually cold. It looks great and I love that it’s BPA free but it’s now pushed to the back of the cupboard. For the record, we did not try soup but instead 3 days of leftovers such as pot roast with veggies, pasta, etc.
I got this as a birthday present. I put boiling hot soup in around 6:30 am and eat it for lunch at 12:00 pm. It cools down but it's still warm and I'm going to keep using it. I know that that time frame is longer than the rated 4 hours.
I got this for christmas and tried putting in Mac and cheese to take with me to school for lunch. It was so cold and I could barely eat it. We’ve tried boiling water to activate the flask, and it still didn’t work. I tried putting rice in, and it still was barely room temperature.
I like my food flask. But it's not perfect. Mostly I've only used it for breakfast; eggs etc. It does keep them mostly warm for about an hour. After that they become lukewarm, and cold pretty quick. Things do stick pretty good which makes it hard to clean. It's definitely comparable to a couple other brands out there. Including one for kids.
I have both the large and small size and I actually use them every day for school or work. They work great but my issue is the flange is impossible to get back into position and then I cannot open the lid, it almost feels like it has pressurized and the lid just snaps back down when I try and open it. I’m very disappointed that this happens because I use it every day
I bought this for my picky eating sons lunch, we have hydro flask water bottles that we love so this was an obvious choice. I pack his lunch at 8:30am and he complains it is cold by lunch time at 11:30am. I do all the obvious things like warm the inside by putting hot water in it, filling it and making sure lid it tight but it's still an issue. I took it to work today to test it for myself and low and behold....it is lukewarm, at best, just 3 hours later. I did notice that there is a dent on the inside of the thermos but wouldn't think this should affect its function. The store we purchased it from does not allow returns since it's been used so we are now stuck with a product that doesn't do as promised. For the money spent, I expected more. Very disappointed in this product and does not fare well for my opinion of Hydro Flask in general.
We LOVE Hydroflask and all of our tumbler and bottles that we use for drinks. But we have had so much trouble with hot lunches sent to school for our kids in the thermos. They have missed multiple lunches due to not being able to open them. Any tips would be appreciated although I am not keen on risking the no lunch situation again.
I have always loved hydro flask water bottles and have always put hot water or tea in them and never had issues with it going cold. So i hoped that this thermos would be the same but i found that it does not keep my food warm even if i preheat the thermos with boiling water to warm the metal. Also, every time i heat my food up and put in the thermos, when i go to eat the luke warm food, it seems that somehow the silicone band inside the cap has shifted and it is impossible to open the thermos. I’ll keep using it to bring my food since it’s a pretty container and the perfect size, i just wish i could use it for what i bought it for: having a hot lunch at school/work. Oh well
We so wanted to live these flasks but it’s a total fail. The main issue is that the flange is difficult to re-seat after cleaning and routinely becomes dislodged. Sometimes this results in spilled soup. Sometimes it results in an impossible to open container. The other issue is that these are not very good at keeping hot food hot, or even very warm. Packed in an insulated bag they work okay. So sad we invested in 4 of these pricey suckers before we tried one out. If you still decide to buy, do not buy more than one is my advice.
I bought this to keep my daughters school lunch hot. I know that it is supposed to keep food/liquids hot for up to 4 hours. However, my daughter said that her food was not even warm when she opened it to eat after 3 hours. It did keep the soup hot though. I'm wondering if this is better for liquids than for actual food...Very disappointing after spending $40 for a very particular purpose.
Love it! Love the color, size, and that it is stainless steel inside, kept temperature all day! (Even kept my fresh carrot juice fresh w/o it turning brown!) Hot or Cold, good looking, good value, I'm a believer, will order more products from this company. yay!
My flask is perfect for soup and other hot foods. I put my hot food into the flask around 8:30am, bike to work and enjoy my perfect temperature meal by 1pm. It doesn't spill on my ride in and retains heat really well. It's also easy for me to clean which is a plus.
The plastic ring came detached from the lid over some time and CS quickly replaced the lid so I could use again without having to purchase a whole new flask.
I have two of their flasks and love them for coffee, so I went for this one for soup simply because the form-factor seems more appropriate. Unfortunately my soup is luke warm after 3 hours, which is worse than a traditional thermos by a fair bit. The lid isn't insulated and is significantly larger than other lids so a lot of heat is lost. Returning it and just putting my soup in a normal hydroflask which works at least 2-3x better.
And to customer support -- the "consistency and texture" of food have nothing to do with thermodynamics, LOL!
I've had the food flask for a while now but just used today to bring soup to work. Was I ever disappointed! I know it's supposed to keep at temperature for at least 4 hrs however when I reached into my drawer, the lid felt warm and the body cool. When I unscrewed the lid, I expected to feel the heat of the soup but did not. I took a spoonful and the soup was barely warm. Good thing I was at work so I just poured it in a bowl and re-heated in our microwave. I have just about every size drinking flask all of which worked as spec'd so I was very excited about the food flask. Maybe the one I have is defective but certainly a huge disappointment.
I bought a 12oz food flask a few months ago and have tried to use it 3 times to take soup to work for lunch. I put boiling hot soup in it around 7am and by 11am the soup is just room temperature. I expected better results in something that costs this much.
This product is somewhat disappointing at keeping things Hot. I avoid microwaves to preserve nutrition. I count on hot soup, stews or other food to fuel my afternoon. I put the food in at 6:45am and by noon it's luke warm. If I wait any longer it's cool. All other products I use from Hydro Flask are always great at keeping things hot or cold. Water bottles, I sometimes use for coffee. I have tried priming the flask with hot water and also filling it so that there is no air which then causes the lid to create a very difficult to break suction seal. I found Stanley products to be more useful and reliable.
I bought a 12oz food flask earlier this year because I wanted to cut down on eating the processed foods offered at my job but still eat warm meals without using a microwave. I did read the other reviews and when I cook or reheat food and place it in the flask RIGHT AWAY the flask keeps my food warm, sometimes hot, for 4-5 hours. If I let my meal cool off in the pot before transferring it to the flask, it's normally lukewarm in the same timeframe. I'd like to give it 5 stars but sometimes I don't get to eat til 6 hours after meal preparation and my meal is lukewarm :( But so far it's serving me well and I'll probably get a 2nd one in Lava!
I was so excited to get this because I love my HydroFlask water bottle, but after using it a few times, I was disappointed to realize that my food was only kept lukewarm..on top of it, I always have trouble opening it as there seems to be some weird succion
This was my fourth HydroFlask purchase. I love my other three and have never been disappointed in them. This food flask is a complete 180 from the products I've come to love. For one, the metal actually leaves a bit of a taste in the food that other Hyrdos don't. And as was mentioned, the top is kind of difficult to get off and on if you're not really paying attention. But I think what is most upsetting about this product is that it doesn't come clean. I wash it right away both with the bottle brush from this site and with a sponge. There's residue that I can't get off no matter how many different ways I try to get rid of it. The rubber seal on the lid is not sealed either so the liquid gets trapped in it and that's a whole separate cleaning issue. And the fact that it doesn't keep things hot or cold for longer is a letdown. For as much as this is, I expected better.
I hate when my food is warm or cold when it is suppose to be hot like soup by when I bought my thermos hydro flask product I was amazed of what a wonder job it did with my hot foods and cold foods, thanks Hydro Flask.
I recently bought this on a winter climb of Mt Washington. It was well below freezing, and I had been told about issues with water bottle freezing. I bought this as a back-up, just to have options. Filled it with hot chocolate. 8 hrs of climbing (in -8 degree temps) and it was still warm that night while others had solid ice in their "insulated" bottles of other brands. Only negative is that it's so smooth on exterior, it can be tricky to open.
I've used the 12oz flask several times now and am very happy with its performance. I am careful to pre-chill or pre-heat it before adding food and have had zero problems with temperature retention for actually over the four hours it's rated for. My one complaint has nothing to do with performance - I wish it had a handle of some sort, to make carrying it easier. Could be external, like a net bag and loop with a cinch top. Yes, I often put it inside a larger container (backpack, etc.) but there are times I just need to carry the flask. Overall, though, this really does the job and I am happy with it.
I bought approximately 1 mounth ago and it sucks. First of all, it doesn’t keep the food warm like all the cups/bottles. Second of all, it dents. Last of all, the kid band will come off once it is screwd in place in the thermos which will make it very hard to take the lid off. I literally had to pry it open with an eating utensil. Don’t buy it. It’s terrible.
I picked one of these up a few months ago for camping and taking my food into the field with me and was happy to have it. 12oz is enough for a lunch but after using it a few times I’m 50/50 with it. During the summer it kept my rice meals pretty warm throughout the day but after that is where I start to fall off. I have recently been using it for soups and have found that it not only struggled to keep anything warm for more than an hour or two (4 hours is cold) but it has leaked every day to some extent. My recommendation would be yes to dry foods but no to anything liquid...
I have a 64 oz. growler that I love so I thought I would buy a 12 oz. food flask to take fishing. I am not happy with the food flask, it doesn't keep food hot. I put boiling hot oatmeal in and two hours later it is lukewarm at best, same with soup. The gasket on the lid keeps falling off. I have trouble opening the lid when there is something hot inside. Unfortunately the 12 oz. food flask is a waste of my money.
I bought two of these for the kids lunches and the lids vacumn sealed so tight that neither of them could get the lid off, even with adult help. We've retried a number of times hoping that the first time was a fluke, but everytime we can't screw the lids off. We love our water bottles and coffee thermoses, just these suck.
purchased sunday and used on monday. piping hot steaming soup poured into my 12 oz flask at 545 am and lukewarm at 1145 am. i ensured the lid was tight. there was no spillage in my lunch bag. shouldn't this work the first time?
I bought the 12oz food flask a few weeks ago specifically to be able to take soup to school with me for lunch. I have tried pre-heating the flask and heat my soup to boiling point before putting it in the flask, but regardless my soup is sometimes barely warm when I eat it approx. 4 hours later. There is nothing more disappointing then spending $40 on a thermos and it not keeping your food hot. I noticed someone mentioned having trouble opening the thermos. I also have this problem, and even though I find the design attractive, it would be nice to be able to grip the lid better. Overall I cannot give this thermos a good rating because it has not met my needs and has been a disappointing purchase.
I purchased two of the 12 oz. food flasks for my kids approximately a year ago thinking that when they attend school, they can have a nice hot meal versus cold foods such as sandwiches for days. I did a test before trying it out and boiled some water and poured it into both of the food flasks. I sealed it and placed it aside and after two hours, I went to check on it. I noticed that the lid was very warm and did not think anything of it. I had trouble trying to open it up too. As I finally got both of the flasks opened, I noticed that the liquid was not hot anymore and more luke warm. I was pretty bummed that I made a $60 purchase for two of these flasks and it didn't work. I finally was told to contact the company. I am now waiting for two lid replacements. Hopefully this fixes the problem I am able to send my kids to school with hot lunches.
This does exactly what I need it to do - keep food piping hot or nice and cold. As with all containers of this type, pre-heat or pre-chill for maximum temperature retention. I put mine, open, in the freezer for an hour or so when I will be taking cold food. Pour hot water in, then dump it, before filling with hot food. Works great and I love the mango color. I would love to see a strap added to the lid, but that's not a deal-breaker for me since the container works so well.
Picked this up to bring milk to work in the morning. No leaks, no spills, cold milk. More colors would be great though. I drink whole milk and it would be satisfying for me to match the red cap to a red hydro-flask. Its the little things in life that are important.
I bought the 12oz food flask at REI simply to use up the rest of my gift card but I did research online before purchasing and this seemed to be very useful. Ice cream stays pretty cold and pretty solid for a few hours, about 3, maybe longer. I've tried Ramen noodles packed at 8am in the morning with brewed water from a kureg k-cup coffee machine and eaten for lunch 11:30am and it was still fairly warm to eat. Obviously for hot food especially rice or noodles if the water is boiling rather than just brewed the food will stay hotter longer in the flask. To me it works very well and the wide mouthed opening is perfect for food. I have yet to try ice cubes but will soon as I plan on taking this with me to put in my deck bag when I paddleboard. I'm finding it to be very useful.
I was already a fan of Hydroflask, as I have a 40oz thermos for my tea (which kept my tea not lukewarm, but HOT even after an 8 hour drive!) so I was so stoked when I came across this adorable little food thermos. Initially, it was my favorite item for my hiking/backpacking trips, however it quickly became my everyday on-the-go lunch essential. I eat a ton of rice so in the mornings I just scoop some uncooked rice into my hydroflask, pour some boiling water, seal it and throw it in my purse or backpack to have hot and ready rice by lunch time. It has served so many uses for me and I am so obsessed with this product!
Seriously, this product is amazing. The fact that it doesn't sweat is actually a big deal for me. I usually carry a 40oz water bottle in my backpack, with my laptop, this water bottle doesn't sweat. Which means my laptop and all its circuits stay dry. It sounds silly but its actually a really big deal for me.
We are avid fans of your products as we've been using them exclusively for our hydration needs for the past few years.
The 12oz flask is of great quality, but I have been really disappointed that you switched to an all stainless curved design as opposed to the classic design which stayed true to your bottle design. I had to search high an low to find one of the classic's as the new design is just a bit blah. Sure it's beautiful stainless, but the matte textures and finishes are what make your product look so cool along with being exceptional quality and perfect for our needs.
At the time of my purchase Hydro Flask did not have any guide on how long the food thermos would keep liquids hot; so I did a quick test to help ya out if your wonder'n the same thing. I preheated the thermos with hot tap water, then added water from the tea pot. The water once in the thermos measured 200 deg F. I left the thermos out side in the 32 deg. temperature for the day. After 4 hours the temp. of the water was 145 deg. F After 5 hours the temp. of the water was 135 deg. F After 6 hours the temp of the water was 128 deg F. I gave this product a 4 star rating vs a 5 star because I think the lid could be improved on. I was hoping the inside of the lid would be metal, but it is plastic. I noticed that the lid was warmer than the rest of the flask which indicates to me that most of the heat is lost through the lid. I'll be stoked to have hot soup for lunch on the ski hill, and the large open top will make clean up so much nicer than tiring to clean soup out of the regular flasks.
I bought this at the LA Rock 'n Roll half marathon health fair last weekend. I was told the container would keep ice cream frozen for 4 hrs...skeptically I asked 'Cold or Frozen' Was told frozen, so tested it out on a warm southern California day. my ice cream was still pretty frozen after 3 hrs...not frozen like when it was placed in the container but still solid enough that it wasn't like yogurt. You guys make OUTSTANDING products