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Thermos Funtainer Review

Quite a long time ago, we bid goodbye to plastic.

Yes, that should include plastic people, but it’s not as easy as getting rid of plastic cups. Hee hee.

As I was saying, we stopped using plastic utensils at our house. Well, almost. We still have a lot of Tupperware, and some of them are barely used, so we still use them from time to time. In fact, I wrote a post about saying goodbye to plastic in my old blog. We began by buying glass milk jars and mason jars. I was using a Snapware glass tumbler (still using it!), and since Yuri was still 2-years old then, I decided to get him a stainless steel tumbler.

His first stainless steel tumbler was a Kid Basix Safe Sporter bottle. It was the perfect size for his needs and it was light enough to carry around. (Read my review of Kid Basix Safe Sporter.)

Yuri’s first stainless steel bottle

It’s so durable that we’re still using it now. However, since Yuri was using it every single day (and was taking it with him every single moment – he drinks a lot), it has become a little worse for wear. It’s still usable, but one look at it and you can say it has seen better days. He’s also outgrown its size and has begun asking for more water (even when I just refilled it), so I knew it was time for a replacement.

I was window shopping (online, of course!) for another brand of stainless steel bottle and came down to Camelbak, Thermos, and KleanKanteen. Belonging to the same price range, I was happy to have any of the three. However, as luck would have it, I stumbled upon a sale in Cudsly where they were selling Thermos Funtainers at 40% off!

From around P1,350, it was down to less than P750! What a blessing!

(Sorry, mums. This sale happened late May – early June I think. I was on a blogging hiatus then.)

I quickly grabbed a Thermos Funtainer, which unfortunately came in a SpongeBob design. Fortunately, the design wears off. Hee hee. Some pictures:

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THERMOS FUNTAINER VERDICT:

We’ve had the Funtainer for 3 months now. Thermos Funtainer is a tad heavier than Kid Basix Safe Sporter, but I really can’t say anything bad about it. I haven’t seen it leaking yet (except for the time I didn’t put the straw back in correctly), and it delivers in terms of keeping liquids cold for a long time. In the last picture above, I put some ice into Yuri’s water, and a couple of hours later, while the ice has already melted, the water remained ice cold. That was in the middle of a hot afternoon without A/C!

I also love the push-button design of this container. With our Safe Sporter, you need to manually open the lid to drink water. It wasn’t problematic, but this push-button has spoiled me. It’s a lot more convenient (especially when you’re carrying a lot of other stuff) and much more hygienic. Though Yuri can open bottles with ease, he prefers just pushing the button especially when he’s busy playing haha.

I’m very happy with our Thermos Funtainer and, even though it takes up a lot of space in my bag, I don’t have a problem bringing it along every time we go out.

However, a straw cleaner is really necessary! It’s quite hard to thoroughly clean.

You need to learn from my experience with our previous Safe Sporter, though. Don’t put liquids other than water inside the bottle (e.g. juice or chocolate milk). The steel might corrode, and some tiny solid particles might get stuck inside the parts of the bottle.

Scratch that – as much as possible, even when you’re using plastic bottles, don’t get into the habit of using them for juices and milk. I only put juices and milk in open cups and glasses.

What water bottle do you and your kids use?

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10 Comments

  • Reply Kimberley Reyes September 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    That looks nice! Sayang, we missed the sale. I would have gotten one for each of my kids because they drink a lot too and I hate having to buy bottled water every time we’re out of the house. At the moment, though, we’re using Lock N Lock bottles.
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  • Reply ceemee September 4, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    My problem with stainless steel bottles is that when they fall to our tiled floor, they dent easily. At least, that’s my experience with Pura. Also, straws are hard to clean we need a straw brush or a pipe cleaner. Being able to hold cold water for a longer time is a plus. It will be helpful for school.
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  • Reply Shelley Gilbert September 4, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I love our Thermos! It’s exactly the same as Yuri’s and I’m always on the lookout for more, it’s been perfect for us..and our design thankfully wore off too, though if had been Spongebob I wouldn’t have minded 😉

  • Reply Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos September 4, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Wow that’s a steal! I’ve been a lurker at Cudsly but never had a chance to purchase from them. Maybe soon hehehe. Sana magsale so I can buy Thermos to use in the office.

  • Reply Rose Angelie September 5, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Oh the straw “cleaning problem”, I have the same issue before. And yeah, I learned to never use the tumbler for juice or other drinks anymore, but only for water instead. 🙂
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  • Reply Arge September 6, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    That’s a nice thermal bottle for your little boy! I am also looking for a thermos for myself. I need something that will keep my coffee warm for a couple of hours 🙂

    By the way, I was able to buy a straw cleaner at SM’s Baby Company section. You may want to check that out 🙂
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  • Reply Michelle Martinez邱碧玉 (@xoxoMrsMartinez) September 7, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    My daughter and I use Klean Kanteen bottles. I have several insulated and non-insulated water bottle. I recently bought one Tiger Ultralight stainless steel water bottle. It’s so handy, yo can keep it inside your pouch or bag ; )

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez
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  • Reply Ayi September 7, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    This is cute 🙂 My daughter uses a tumbler from Mothercare 🙂 I’m still looking for the perfect thermos for her 🙂
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  • Reply Louisa September 14, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Nice catch! It seems to be a steal.
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