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If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It Our Favorite Thermos

Illustration: Pedro Nekoi

Editor’s note: If you’re seeing this, it’s too late to take advantage of this Prime Day deal. The Zojirushi thermos sold out overnight. However, you can find more Amazon Prime Day home and kitchen deals here, and keep an eye on our big hub of Prime Day sales for even more can’t-miss discounts.

“The best thing about the Zojirushi,” book editor Laura Perciasepe wrote of the water bottle she copied from a colleague, “is that it keeps things as they are. Liquid in the Zojirushi stays cold if you want it to be cold. It stays hot if you want it to be hot … It locks so it won’t spill in your bag, even if you turn it upside down.” This stainless steel travel mug — from the century-old brand who also make our favorite rice cooker — isn’t just beloved by those in book publishing. It’s also a firm Strategist favorite, appearing on many of our editors’ wishlists and in a number of our gift guides.

That’s why this Prime Day, we were delighted to spot the thermos on sale for $17, more than 60 percent off its regular asking price. That’s right on time for summer beach days, which, incidentally, Perciasepe found the Zojirushi to be excellent for also. “One time, my boyfriend put a bunch of ice and a bunch of vodka and soda in the Zojirushi and brought it to the beach,” she recalls. “[The bottle] fell out of our bag and lay on a towel, exposed to the hot sun for a few hours. When he went to go take a drink, the ice clinked — it hadn’t melted.”

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If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Get Our Favorite Thermos