2013-04-30

Vacuum Flash test #2

On April 22nd, a sample vacuum flask arrived at work and I was asked if I would like to test the flask. Who asks me a question like that? Of course I wanted to test it! Actually, there were about 5 flasks that needed to be reviewed, but only one was the proper size.... and by "proper size" I mean "a quart" (for all of my friends that use sane units of measurement, that's about a liter).

After my normal quart of coffee on April 23rd, I brewed a second pot and filled the 32oz flask. The filled flask was put in my NaNoWrimo tote bag. Normally the tote hangs out in the trap on my bicycle, but I thought it would be a good idea to use the tote to check for leaks and I didn't want to make a mess of a perfectly good t-shirt.

Anyway, the flask was packed up and I was out the door!

Oops

After managing to make it through my front door without a problem, the tote, which is normally very easy to hold on to, slipped from my fingers and took a tumble down the stairs. hmmmm how does that happen?

On the Road!

There is no soft squishy comfy seat in the back of my car. To be honest, there is no seat whatsoever; just steel and a bit of carpet. Since I didn't have time to dilly-dally, the tote and flask were hastily thrown into the car.

How to Make Everyone in the Office Jump

It has come to my attention that sudden loud noises tend to startle people, and a tote,containing a flask filled with coffee will make quite a bit of noise when it is tossed to the floor next to my desk. Who knew? Not I.

None the Worse for Wear

If it weren't for the few dents on the flask, no one would know about it's wonderful trip to work... and that makes me a bit sad. Oh well.

Hey guess what? The flask didn't leak any coffee and after a few hours, the coffee inside was still steaming hot. Woohoo! Now that is what I call a winner.

Who Wants it?

After the test was finished, the flask was just crying out for some stickers, and while I was applying a few choice decals, the proverbial lightbulb turned on. I need to give away the flask! So, if you would like to be the owner of this vacuum flask, you need to let me know, and.... you need to let me know by sending a postcard to me at my work address.

It's going to go like this:

  1. Write some contact information on a postcard
  2. Mail the postcard to my work address
  3. skip step 3
  4. wait
  5. Sometime in the end of May, I will pick one of the postcards at random and I will send the flask to whomever sent the "winning" postcard.

Now quit reading, and go find a postcard!

Comments
2013-05-03 Alison Chaiken:
I want to see a photo of the stickers before I commit.
2013-05-03 jezra:
the last known photo
http://coffee.jezra.net/coffee/20130430
2016-05-13 Peter Wong:
It's Peter,from Acrylic Tumbler/Vacuum Flask Factory based in China.
At the present,our factory achieved of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 and products are made with FDA approved materials.more that 5 years in the Acrylic Tumbler/Vacuum Flask and we are the vendor for some brands like "Costa".The New Items&Designs can be come to stimulate markets monthly and personalized products are available.
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