Keeping liquids hot or cold

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Some mornings, you’re so busy running around that by the time you get back to that coffee you poured, it’s gone cold. Bummer.

Other days, you’re fighting through exercise or the heat, and when you’re finally ready to hydrate, the ice is melted. Dang.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Today there are number of insulated bottles on the market that will keep your beverages hot or cold, depending on your needs. Plus, they’re BPA-free. Let’s check out a few:insulated

Eco Vessel. These 18/8 stainless steel containers are insulated to keep the contents cold for 36 hours or hot for 8 hours. The Boulder ($28.95), the 24-ounce bottle, has a removable strainer for tea, fruit or ice, and the TriMax insulation keeps the outside from sweating. The Boss ($54.95), a 64-ounce behemoth, is oftentimes used as a beer growler. It also sports a removable infuser for those who drink tea or prefer to add fruit to their beverages.

Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle. This 1-liter bottle ($49.99) is also made of 18/8 steel, and the top can be used as an 8-ounce cup. It will keep beverages hot or cold for 24 hours, with ice lasting up to 120 hours.

Yeti. This well-known manufacturer of coolers has various beverage containers in its fleet. The 30-ounce Rambler ($39.99), also made of 18/8 stainless steel, was immensely popular this past holiday season.

Hydro Flask. These 18/8 stainless steel containers come in a standard mouth size and wide-mouth, and they sport a lifetime warranty. The 24-ounce model ($29.99) and the 32-ounce wide-mouth ($33.99) have been popular with beer drinkers.

Insulated water bottles are quite popular in Florida, as bikers, hikers and paddlers alike, are always looking for a cold, refreshing drink hours into their activity. Here are few to consider:bottles

Camelbak Eddy. This 20-ounce bottle ($29.99) has a spillproof, flip-up bite valve, with a small carry handle that is perfect for taking a carabiner. All Camelbak bottles are top-rack dishwasher safe.

Camelbak Chute. Another 20-ounce bottle ($17.99) from Camelbak, but this one sports a twist-off cap that allows for rapid consumption.

Camelbak Podium Chill. This one¬†($24.99)¬†keeps 21-ounces of liquid at the ready and then delivers through its self-sealing Jet Valve. Perfect for cyclists/triathletes because it fits nicely into a bike’s water bottle holder.

O2Cool. The 20-ounce Mist and Sip ($13.99) is perfect for escaping the heat here in Florida. First, it’s an insulated water bottle, but second, because it has a trigger that shoots out a mist of water that provides even more relief.

Come check out these products and others at Bill Jackson’s.

Owned and operated by the Jackson family since 1946.
9501 US Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Store Hours Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m. / Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / 727-576-4169