The Stanley brand has been synonymous with quality and durability for over a century. The 14oz "Classic" Food Jar continues this tradition, combining a well designed, yet rugged piece of outdoor gear with now recycled stainless steel to give this the environmental credentials it deserves. A modern take on a "Classic", with a Lifetime Warranty, makes this legendary piece of gear a must-have for anyone in need of a solid, durable and reliable food jar.
A modern take on a "Classic" gives the Stanley Food Jar excellent environmental credentials as well as being the must-have for anyone in need of a solid, durable and reliable food jar.
In this comprehensive review, we'll delve into the features, performance, value and our own experience using the Stanley 0.4 L Food Jar. So let's take a closer look and discover if this will become your go-to food jar for outdoor adventures!
Price: £29.00 GBP List 🔥🔥🔥
STANLEY 14 oz CLASSIC FOOD JAR:
- Dimensions: 8.9 w x 13.8 h cm
- Weight: 340 g
- Materials: Recycled 18/8 Food Grade Stainless Steel (BPA Free)
- Insulation: Double Wall Vacuum Insulation
- Lid: Leak-proof
- Capacity: 14 oz (400 ml)
PROS AND CONS - Our Key Takeaways
|STANLEY 14oz FOOD JAR
|👍: Heavy duty and solid
|👎: High price point
|👍: Leak-proof and packable
|👎: Spork is not great for soup
|👍: Double-wall vacuum insulation
|👍: Recycled Food grade stainless steel
At a Glance:
The Stanley Food Jar certainly looks the part. From it's iconic and recognisable Hammertone green outer, to the solid and robust feel of the jar, this looks like it will live up to it's reputation! The integrated spork looks well built and it's holster is secure so at least you're not going to lose it mid-hike. The lid pops open easily and the jar fits comfortably in my hand so keen to get this filled up with soup and see how it fares!
Under The Microscope - putting the Stanley 14oz Food Jar through it's paces.
In order to give the Stanley Food Jar a thorough testing, we have used this solidly over the last few months on many of our hikes and camping trips across Lowland and Highland Scotland.
We put the Stanley Food Jar through our rigorous testing criteria to evaluate it's overall performance and functionality, design and construction, our own user experience and value for money and overall, the Stanley Food Jar, gave a solid and consistent 4 across the various categories giving them a 4 out of 5 fireside rating. There's no doubt that its expensive but due to the build and design, we feel this is a worthy investment as you will use this for years to come.
Under the Microscope - Our Testing Criteria
|Our Fireside Rating
|Performance and Functionality
|Design and Construction
|Value for Money
Performance and Functionality 🔥🔥🔥🔥
We popped some good old fashioned tomato soup into the Stanley jar and made our way out to the back of the Gargunnock hills to see if it was still piping hot by the time we came back down through the forest several hours later and it certainly was!
The integrated spork is a nice touch and the handy insert on the side of the jar means you're not likely to lose your spork easily but you need to remove it before you can open the lid of the jar - not a deal breaker but something to note. The spork is long enough to reach the bottom of the jar and works well with pastas and rice dishes but less well with soup as the spork isn't deep enough to get a decent mouthful up.
The jar fits well in your hand and has a satisfying weight about it which is no doubt due to the recycled food grade stainless steel. The double-wall vacuum insulation is heavy duty and ensured our soup was hot 5 hours after popping it in. We found the jar to be completely leak-proof as when I took it out my rucksack, it had managed to turn itself upside down and there was no leakage at all.
Design and Craftsmanship 🔥🔥🔥🔥
The iconic design of the Stanley "Classic" range is evident in the form of the 14oz food jar. The functional form features strongly from its leak-proof lid, the integrated spork attachment, and the easy to open insulated lid. The size of this food jar is just right to be able to hold easily in one hand and it will also fit into most side rucksack pockets.
The jar has been designed with ease of use at the forefront and this is evident from the wide mouth opening which makes it not only easy to fill and eat from but also easy to clean and maintain. The size of the jar is ample enough to accommodate a full tin of soup or enough stew for a meal.
One of the most critical features of the Stanley 14oz Classic Food Jar is its double wall vacuum insulation and the effectiveness of this is evident in its performance as we've used it multiple times for soup, pastas or stews and it's stayed hot for over 5 hours. The use of recycled food grade stainless steel is not only durable and resistant to rust and corrosion but it also doesn't flavour your food with that metallic taste.
User Experience 🔥🔥🔥🔥
I was really looking forward to using this food jar as I have been hugely impressed with the quality of Stanley outdoor gear, and have been using the Stanley 12oz Travel Mug for the last few months and I certainly wasn't disappointed. From a practical and functional standpoint, this food jar has proved to be a great addition on hiking trips, picnics, camping trips and even for my office lunch.
The feel and look of the Stanley Food Jar inspires confidence as this is a solid and well built insulated food jar. Even the iconic Hammertone Green shade is practical and non-fussy. The mechanics are simple as the insulated lid is easy to remove and the extra wide mouth gives masses of room to pour your soup into the jar and also to clean it. The spork is certainly long enough to reach the bottom of the jar but I feel is more aligned with eating stews or pasta or even baked beans more so than soup as it's a bit fiddly to get a decent spoonful on the spork!
Compared to other double-wall vacuum insulated food jars, the Stanley Food Jar is definitely more expensive than most of it's competitors. There is a vast array of food jars available to choose from such as the Thermos King Food Flask or the Trespass Food Flask Scran, both of which are under £20 and many which are under £10 such as the Decor Vacuum Insulated Flask which all have a very similar offering. What makes the Stanley stand out is it's solid and enduring reputation for quality and craftsmanship which guarantees longevity and with the sustainability credentials to match.
Value for Money 🔥🔥🔥🔥
The Stanley Classic Food Jar is an expensive piece of kit, varying anywhere between £29 - £37 depending where you buy it, so for this amount of money, it needs to give you a solid return. In our experience, having used this hiking and also for general picnic purposes, it's certainly done exactly what it claims to do. It kept our food hot for well over 5 hours, didn't spill even when it turned upside down in the rucksack and was easy to use. Seeing and feeling the unquestionable quality of the food jar and the confidence that it will keep going for years to come, makes the Stanley Food Jar a worthy investment.
Got some questions about the Stanley Food Jar? We've got you covered! Check out these frequently asked questions for valuable insights, tips, and practical information to help you make the most of thermal food jar.
How long does the Stanley 14oz Food Jar keep food hot or cold?
The Stanley Food Jar is designed to keep food hot or cold for 7 hours. We often use this as our go-to for tomato soup (nothing better on a cold day!) and it keeps it piping hot for at least 5 hours.
Is the Stanley Food Jar dishwasher safe?
Yes, the Stanley Food Jar is dishwasher safe making it easy to clean and maintain.
Is the Stanley Food Jar Leak-proof?
The Stanley Classic Food Jar is leak-proof even when you leave it on it's side or upside down which makes it so easy to pack when out for a hike or even a picnic.
Our Final Verdict on the STANLEY CLASSIC 14oz FOOD JAR : 🔥🔥🔥🔥
The Stanley 14oz Classic Food Jar is a product that lives up to its reputation. With its double wall vacuum insulation, recycled food grade stainless steel construction, and iconic design, it offers a combination of durability, practicality, and style that is hard to match. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or simply someone who appreciates a well-designed food container, the Stanley food jar is a worthy investment that will serve you well for years to come.
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