Packing Soup for Kindergartener

c-helle
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I've never worried before about packing soup in a thermos; it has always seemed really straightforward. My kindergartener has just requested miso soup for his lunch. I'd love to send some, but I'm nervous about sending a thermos full of hot soup for a little guy (fearing scalds).

Is it safe to pack it less than boiling, piping hot? Or should it cool down between 6:30 and 11 am enough to be pleasantly warm instead of scalding?

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arkonitebabe
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Re: Packing Soup for Kindergartener

In my experience it should cool enough. Any of the thermal pots I have allow enough heat to escape so that the food is sufficiently cool by lunch. Why not try a test run on a weekend so you can see if it will work for you rather than take a chance with sending a hot liquid to school?
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Aleria
Bento-ing from: Vancouver › British Columbia › Canada
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Re: Packing Soup for Kindergartener

Not soup, but boiling hot liquids ought to be similar.. I packed tea in a thermos at 9:30 this morning and by 4:30 it was still steaming.
So perhaps not quite boiling, but still fairly hot.

arkonitebabe
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Re: Packing Soup for Kindergartener
c-helle wrote:

I've never worried before about packing soup in a thermos; it has always seemed really straightforward. My kindergartener has just requested miso soup for his lunch. I'd love to send some, but I'm nervous about sending a thermos full of hot soup for a little guy (fearing scalds).

Is it safe to pack it less than boiling, piping hot? Or should it cool down between 6:30 and 11 am enough to be pleasantly warm instead of scalding?

Well after this post, sprog requested soup for lunch, here's what happened
http://www.arkonitebento.net/2009/09/thermal-container-that-is-reliable....

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