To enjoy a hot cup of coffee on a cold winter day or a cool drink on a scorching summer afternoon are little pleasures of life. But considering the hectic schedules and the crazy lives, it is not possible to enjoy these as and when one wants to. That is where thermos jugs come to the rescue. The jug can be filled with beverages at the required temperature which will be maintained for a reasonably long period of time.
Finding the Perfect Thermos Jug
The market is overflowing with thermos jugs of different colors, sizes, materials and features making it quite a task to choose the optimum one to satisfy all the needs and requirements.
This is probably the basic but most important part of choosing a jug. Depending on how many people will use it and the frequency of usage, the size can be determined. Today, there are products available that cater to the needs of even a single user. Choosing a wrong size can be disastrous because, apart from obvious reasons of capacity issues, if the jug is used for volumes that are extremely lower than the actual capacity, the temperature might not be maintained that efficiently.
Material Matters Too!
The hazards caused by plastics are innumerable. If the thermos jug contains plastic in any part that might cause it to infuse with the liquid, then it can be dangerous. Ranging from the inner lining to the cap, it must be checked thoroughly just to make sure. Usually, the inner lining is made of glass to help preserve the temperature but then again, it must be verified if the glass is of food grade quality.
Ease of Usage
Irrespective of the other features, the thermos jug must be easy to use and must not spill when the liquid is being poured.
Today, there are multitudes of features available including aroma control, press open, temperature indicator and twist-off closure. It is important to invest in a good thermos jug that offers all the features that are required.
Maintaining the Thermos Jug
Maintaining a thermos jug has direct effect on how well the beverage tastes and how effectively the temperature is maintained.
Cleaning the jug thoroughly after every use is important to prevent bad odour from creeping into the jug and then into the beverage. Once in a while, it must be cleaned with salt to ensure that particles do not accumulate in the walls over time.
The Magic of Hot Water
Leaving the thermos jug filled with hot water, without closing can help dislodge particles from all unreachable corners and as a result leave it fresh and ready for the next use.
Each time after the jug is cleaned; it must be dried well, preferably under the sun to enjoy the perfect drink the next time.
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