How to keep soup hot in a thermos

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How to keep soup hot in a thermos
A Thermos can keep soup hot. (series object on white - Thermos bottle image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from

A Thermos can come in handy in multiple situations. Use one on outings and camping trips to tote along coffee or hot chocolate. Or, use a Thermos to pack homemade soup for hot lunches on-the-go, for work or for school. A Thermos will keep the soup warm for hours. If you store the soup in your Thermos properly, you will have a hot treat, filling you when it's time to eat.

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Things you need

  • Thermos
  • Pot
  • Stove
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Turn your tap water on its hottest setting. Fill your Thermos with it. Screw on the Thermos' top. Set the Thermos aside while you continue food preparations.

  2. 2

    Place your soup in a pot on the stove. Heat it to boiling. Stir, if necessary, while it comes to a boil.

  3. 3

    Turn the heat down on your burner. Let the soup simmer for five to 10 minutes.

  4. 4

    Open the Thermos. Pour the water out.

  5. 5

    Pour the soup into the Thermos. Screw on the Thermos' cap. Ensure it is snug.

Tips and warnings

  • Heat your soup on the stove rather than in a microwave. The stove will heat the soup more evenly, allowing better heat retention.

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