Zojirushi Stainless Steel Tumblers: The Ultimate Guide

Man sitting on a blue sofa and with a lap top on his lap, and a light blue tumbler in his left hand and the lid with a handle on his right hand.

Happy November, Zo Fans!

This month, we’re excited to delve into the world of our stainless steel tumblers – your versatile and stylish companion for hydration on the go. Whether you’re enjoying a hot cup of coffee on your commute or a cold glass of iced tea on a hot summer day, a Zojirushi tumbler will keep your drink refreshing and delicious any time of year. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about our tumblers, from all our different models available to their top features and specifications. Let’s dive in!

What’s the Difference Between a Tumbler and a Mug? 

Man sitting on a desk in front of a laptop holding a light cinnamon brown tumbler in his left hand

Zojirushi offers a range of vacuum insulated beverage containers, including mugs and bottles, so you don’t have to worry about which ones are vacuum insulated and which ones are not. While Zojirushi has many types of vacuum insulated products, you may wonder how tumblers differ from mugs. Tumblers come with a wider mouth opening, making them ideal for coffee or tea. They are also easier to fill and clean than stainless steel mugs. In addition, many tumblers come with leak-proof lids. Both tumblers and mugs are convenient for travel, and some of Zojirushi’s tumblers even come with handles.

Meet the Models

Three tumblers with a handle in diagonal formation, in colors blue, white and brown in this order.

The Stainless Tea Tumbler with Handle is made for tea lovers, inspired by a traditional purple clay teapot with a sleek and porous finish that gives you another dimension to your tea-sipping experience. Featuring a dual infuser and strainer that can brew various cold brew or loose-leaf teas, this tumbler’s lid conveniently turns into an infuser stand, and the tumbler’s opening even features a curved lip design for an elevated tea-drinking experience. This tumbler has a 16-ounce capacity and three colors: Prussian Blue, Off White, and Brown.

The Stainless Carry Tumbler is the perfect sidekick, with its signature one-piece, screw off lid that doubles as a handle. The lid is gasket free, so there is no need to take anything apart, making it easier to clean, and the tumbler itself is light, weighing only 9 oz. This tumbler will keep your hot beverages hot; after 6 hours, the internal temperature will be 133°F, and cold drinks will be at a chilly 50°F. Choose from four colors: Watery Green, Vintage Rose, Fog Blue, and Forest Gray.

This Stainless Carry Tumbler has an 11-ounce capacity and a wide mouth opening for easy filling and cleaning. Instead of a screw off, this tumbler features a Flip Lid with clip-style safety lock that prevents the lid from opening accidentally. The lid is also one-piece and gasket-free and designed to minimize condensation from forming. This tumbler can keep hot drinks hot at 129°F after 6 hrs and cold drinks under 50°F cold after 6 hrs. Choose from Vintage Rose, Cinnamon Beige, or Forest Gray.

This 15 oz. tumbler features a unique twist and seal, spill-resistant lid with a removable tea leaf strainer for direct brewing and sipping. It’s the best of both worlds! With a 3″ opening, it is easy to fill and clean. This tumbler can keep hot drinks extra hot, retaining temperatures up to 180°F after 6 hrs, and cold drinks under 45°F cold after 6 hrs. Choose from four different colors: White, Coral Pink, Navy, and Blue Gray.

If you like simple, sleek, and elegant, this stainless silver tumbler is for you. From hot tea to an ice-cold beer, this tumbler has the range. With a 15 oz. capacity and 3″ mouth opening, this tumbler can keep hot drinks hot at 118°F after 6 hrs, and cold drinks under 45°F cold for 6 hrs.

Features & Specifications

Did you know that our very first product was a glass-lined vacuum bottle, all the way back in 1918? Safe to say, we know our way around vacuum insulation and we’ve been perfecting the art of the technology for over 100 years. Here are some of the features we promise with every Zojirushi tumbler:

  • Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours on end. Zojirushi tumblers use vacuum insulation to keep drinks at the perfect temperature for hours. This means that there is a vacuum between the inner and outer layers of each tumbler, which blocks heat transfer through air.
  • Durable and long-lasting. Zojirushi tumblers are made with high-quality steel, and our SlickSteel® polished stainless steel interior makes every tumbler stain-resistant, odor-resistant, and allows the color of your beverage to shine through.
  • Easy to clean. Zojirushi tumblers are dishwasher-safe, making them easy to clean, and feature wide openings so you can hand wash them with ease as well.
  • Stylish and versatile. Zojirushi tumblers come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find one that matches your personality and lifestyle.
  • Always safe. Like all Zojirushi products, surfaces that come into contact with food or beverages are BPA-free.

Now that you know everything there is to know about Zojirushi tumblers, which one will you pick? Are you already a Zojirushi Tumbler owner? We want to see it in action! Show us how you use your tumbler throughout the day by sharing your comments and tagging us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. #Zojirushi #ZoFan

Cozy Up to Fall with Zojirushi’s Vacuum Insulated Food Jars

Lunch spread on a light brown table: a large pink food jar in the background and a light blue medium food jar in front, open filled with food, a side of stew, a bowl of rice and veggies

It’s officially October, which means it’s officially comfort food season! Whether you’re headed to work, going on an outdoor adventure, or need a quick snack on standby, our vacuum-insulated food jars are your trusty sidekicks for keeping your meals hot and ready – no microwave needed. Keep reading to learn more about our full stainless steel food jar lineup, and discover our favorite fall recipes you can use the next time you need some inspiration. Let’s dive in!

Designed For You: Zojirushi Food Jar Convenience Features & Specifications

At Zojirushi, we take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our food jars. Every Zojirushi vacuum insulated food jar shares a consistent standard that you can always rely on:

Pink lid disassembled in 3 parts

Food jar lids are fully disassemblable for easy cleaning.

  • No-Spill Lid with Gasket: This innovative feature ensures that your food or beverages stay securely sealed inside the jar, preventing leaks or spills during transportation.
  • Wide Opening & Removable Lid Cover: The extra-wide opening makes it convenient for eating directly from the jar and easy to clean. Additionally, the lid cover is removable, allowing for a hassle-free eating experience and ensuring that every bit of your food is accessible.
  • Stay Clean Technology & SlickSteel® Polished Interior: SlickSteel® not only resists stains and odors but also maintains the integrity of your food’s flavors.
Hands holding a pink food jar: Left hand holds the main jar and the right hand holds the lid

Tight-fitted lid with gasket seals tightly and maximizes heat retention

  • Molded Dimples for Easy Grip: The food container is designed with molded dimples on its exterior, providing a comfortable and secure grip. This makes it easy to hold, especially when the jar contains hot contents.
  • Pressure Release feature on the lid for easy opening: The lid has been engineered to relieve pressure generated by steam, so the lid is always easy to open.
Food jar split in half showing it filled with a fruit salad on the left and chicken noodle soup on the right

Zojirushi stainless steel food jars are perfect for taking cold or hot foods with you everywhere you go.

  • Advanced Temperature Retention: Zojirushi’s vacuum insulated food jars are known for their superior temperature retention capabilities. It keeps your food hot or cold for extended periods, ensuring that your meals are just the right temperature when you’re ready to enjoy them.
  • Variety of sizes: The Zojirushi Food Jars are available in various capacities, including 9, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18 and 25 ounces. This allows you to choose the size that best suits your portion needs and preferences, making it versatile for different meals and snacks.
  • Always safe: Like all Zojirushi products, our food containers are made with high-quality 18/8 stainless steel, and all surfaces that come into contact with food or beverage are BPA-free.

Pink food jar with a graphic depicting the vacuum insulation

Meet the Vacuum Insulated Food Jar Lineup

Cue the food jars! Get to know what makes each model special, whether it is size, color, or design.

  • Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-FBE75: The Stainless Steel Food Jar comes with a convenient tote bag and spoon. Holds up to 25 oz. and comes in Stainless, Pearl Yellow colors.
  • Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-FCE75: Available in 25 oz. capacity, this food jar comes in five color options: Stainless, Aqua Blue, Shiny Pink, Cream, Dark Brown
  • Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-EAE35/50: Clocking in at 12 and 17 oz. these compact food jars come in five colors: Stainless, Aqua Blue, Shiny Pink, Cream, Dark Brown
  • Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-EK26H: Look at those pretty pastel colors! These tiny but mighty 9 oz food jars are our smallest and come in Pale Orange, Pale Blue.
  • Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA Series: It features the new Therma Chamber lid, designed with small chambers inside that improve heat retention. These aesthetically pleasing food jars come in understated colors in a matte finish. Available in 10, 14, 18, 25 oz.
  • ZOJIRUSHI x HELLO KITTY® Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-EAE50KT: If you’re a Hello Kitty fan, add these food jars to your collection! Limited edition 17 oz are available in Black and White colors. They are also individually boxed, making them ideal for gift-giving.

Zojirushi Vacuum Insulated Food Jar Recipes for the Fall

Our portable vessels are capable of storing so much more than soup! Here are some seasonal dishes we think you’ll love: Stainless steel food jar filled with a pasta dish with broccoli and a side of breadsticks on the side

  • Soups & Broths:
    • Bean Medley Soup: This warm and flavorful soup is perfect for lunch or dinner
    • Beefy Daikon Broth: A simple, clear beef soup made with beef and root vegetables.
    • Chicken Noodle Soup: A classic American comfort food perfect for any occasion.
  • Porridge & Grains:
    • Steel Cut Oatmeal: Great for a delicious and nutritious breakfast
    • Rice Porridge: Flavor with soy sauce, and top with pickles or any other toppings you like in your porridge.
    • Korean Gukbap: Rich flavors of beef, sesame, and veggies.
  • Salads & Sides:
    • Saucy Pasta: Bacon, broccoli, onion, and pasta cooked in a slightly spicy tomato sauce
    • Chilled Out Ramen Salad: Dressed with original karashi dressing (mustard)

Red Cranberry Gelatin in a Zojirushi Insulated Food Jar

  • Desserts:
    • Red Cranberry Gelatin: Get festive with this sweet and tart cranberry dessert!

What are your favorite ways to celebrate fall? Do you have any recipes you love to use in your Zojirushi thermos for food? Please share your comments and rice ideas with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan

Elevate Your Rice with Zojirushi’s Induction Heater (IH) Rice Cookers!

Two flat top rice cookers side by side in two different sizes. The large one is on the left and the smaller on the right

Are you tired of cooking rice on the stovetop? Do you wish you could enjoy perfectly cooked rice every time you cook rice? If so, you need a Zojirushi Induction Heater (IH) rice cooker! Induction heating is a more efficient way to cook rice than traditional heating methods, which means that your rice will cook more evenly, produce fluffier rice, and will improve the deliciousness of your rice. If you haven’t met our IH rice cookers before, let us introduce you.

What is Induction Heater (IH) Technology?

See through rice cooker looking at the interior with the cooking pan filled with rice depicting the heat generated from induction heating and the path it moves with two arrows traveling from the center bottom moving up towards the center

IH technology utilizes electromagnetic energy, which uses the cooking pan as a conductor, generating heat instantly. Unlike traditional rice cookers that rely on conventional heating elements or a heating plate, the electromagnetic waves of the IH rice cooker generate quick and even heat within the inner cooking pan. This enables rapid and efficient heating, cooking the rice from all angles and eliminating any potential for unevenly cooked grains.

The Zojirushi IH Rice Cooker Lineup

Zojirushi offers a diverse range of IH rice cooker models, each designed to cater to your unique needs and preferences. Take a look at them below:

Zojirushi NP-NWC10/18

The Pressure Induction Heating Rice Cooker & Warmer uses pressurized cooking and AI (Artificial Intelligence) to cook perfect rice. Platinum infused nonstick inner cooking pan helps the rice cook sweeter. Pressure cooking helps turn beta starch into alpha starch for softer and easier to digest rice. Includes convenient settings like Jasmine, Congee, and Steel Cut Oatmeal settings.

Zojirushi NW-JEC10/18

Black rice cooker on the right and a tray with tea and a rice dish to the left, and a round vase with aesthetic branches with leavesMade in Japan with precision, the Pressure Induction Heating Rice Cooker & Warmer combines automatic pressure, artificial intelligence, premium convection, superior IH technology, and an iron coated platinum infused nonstick inner cooking pan to create perfect rice. Its exclusive “My Rice (49 ways)” setting will ensure that it cooks perfect rice tailored to your tastes, all while looking sleek and elegant. it will surely become a permanent fixture in your kitchen.

Zojirushi NW-QAC10/18

Bright kitchen with white marble countertops with a kitchen island and a modern rice cooker in black in the foregroundThis Japan-made Induction Heating Rice Cooker & Warmer uses superior Induction Heating (IH) technology to generate high heat and makes fine heat adjustments, which result in fluffier and more aromatic rice. The sleek and elegant flat-top design with an integrated control panel brings your kitchen to the next level.

Zojirushi NP-HCC10/18

Side view of the rice cooker along with a rice measuring cup and a spatula on the side of the rice cooker

If you are looking for a classic and timeless stainless steel look combined with our advanced Induction Heating System, then this is the one for you. The Induction Heating System Rice Cooker & Warmer uses high-tech Induction Heating (IH) technology to heat the inner cooking pan. Because of this special heating method, the rice cooker is able to make precise temperature adjustments to cook exceptional rice.

Zojirushi NP-GBC05

Side view of a stainless steel rice cooker with a spatula attached on the side and two rice measuring cups in the forefront.The 3-cup capacity Induction Heating (IH) System Rice Cooker & Warmer is ideal for singles and smaller families. It cooks as little as 1/2-cup of rice and takes up minimal space. Superior IH technology efficiently prepares flawless rice every time, even with smaller portions.

A Closer Look: Features & Functions

Close up of the rice cooker with the lid open taking a look at the area where the pan would be inserted

Zojirushi IH rice cookers have a variety of other features that make them the perfect kitchen appliance for any home cook. These include:

  • Micro Computerized: The rice cookers are equipped with a microcomputer that controls the cooking process precisely, ensuring that your rice is cooked perfectly every time.
  • Multiple cooking functions: In addition to cooking white rice, these rice cookers can also cook brown rice, sushi rice, porridge, and a variety of other grains.
  • Keep warm function: The rice cooker will keep your rice warm for up to 24 hours, so you can enjoy fresh, hot rice whenever you want.
  • Easy to clean: The inner cooking pan is non-stick coated, making cleanup a breeze.

Investing in a Zojirushi rice cooker means investing in quality and durability. Crafted with precision and built to last, our IH rice cookers are engineered to stand the test of time, providing you with years of culinary excellence. Cooking rice will never be the same!

To learn more about Zojirushi rice cooker technology, read our rice cooker guide. And remember to share your comments and rice ideas with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan

The Art of Bento: Delicious On-the- Meals with Zojirushi Lunch Jars

On the left, is a blue lunch jar with a container of rice and a container with a lunch in the shape of an owl. On the right, a gray stainless lunch jar with three containers, one has a lunch in the shape of a school bus, another container with a veggie soup, and riced cauliflower on the largest container

Hey, Zo Fans!

Picture this: delectable meals, fresh and flavorful, no matter where your day takes you. Whether you’re packing lunch for work or school, Zojirushi’s vacuum-insulated lunch jars are the perfect way to keep your food fresh and delicious all day. In today’s blog, we’ll give you a closer look at our entire lineup of lunch jars, so you can choose the perfect one to fit your lifestyle.

Meet the Lunch Jars

Our lunch jars are designed with advanced vacuum insulation technology to ensure your food stays hot or cold for hours. Crafted with a durable 18/8 stainless steel inner jar, these bento lunch jars offer superior durability and reliability while tight-fitting gasket seals in freshness. Get to know each of our lunch jars and the unique features that make them stand out:

Classic Stainless Lunch Jar SL-XE20

Deep blue lunch jar with black trimmings and three separate black colored containers. The largest one is filled with rice, one is filled with a vegetable soup and the third is filled with assorted veggies and protein.

  • Enjoy generous meal portions with the spacious main container and two side containers.
  • Conveniently reheat your food with microwave-safe containers (except the lids).
  • It also includes chopsticks, a chopsticks holder, and a convenient carry strap for easy transport!

Mr. Bento® Stainless Lunch Jar SL-JBE14

Lunch jar shown in black, stainless, plum, and blue. All with 4 different containers, a forked spoon, and a carrying bag.

  • Indulge in multi-course meals with the main bowl, soup bowl, and two side bowls.
  • Stay organized and complete with the included carrying bag and forked spoon, creating a comprehensive on-the-go meal solution.
  • Choose from four available colors: Plum (-VZ), Blueberry (-AZ), Carbon Black (-BZ), Stainless (-XA).

Ms. Bento® Stainless Lunch Jar SL-MEE07

Light blue lunch jar with two containers filled with food, a chopstick set, and carrying tote.

  • Embrace portion control and versatility with the soup bowl and two side bowls
  • Keep your different food items separate with the practical partition in the side bowl.

Travel confidently and enjoy your meal anywhere with the included tote that is large enough to accommodate a small drink and snacks.

Ms. Bento® Stainless Lunch Jar SL-NCE09

Stainless gray lunch jar with 3 separate containers on the right, a forked spoon with a cover in the front, and a two toned gray carry tote in the back

  • Experience simplicity and portability with a compact design, perfect for single-serve meals or snacks.
  • The large, washable carrying tote bag can also fit a beverage and snacks
  • Includes forked spoon with cover.

Classic Bento® Stainless Lunch Jar SL-GRE18

Black lunch jar with gray trimmings, three gray containers, a forked spoon with cover, a chopsticks set, and a carry bag in the back.

  • Take a complete meal with you with the help of the Classic Bento®. Not only does it include a pair of chopsticks with a protective cover but it also comes with a forked spoon.
  • The convenient carry strap and protective cover makes taking it with you a cinch.
  • 3 microwaveable inner bowls, which also includes a bowl specially designed for soups.

Now that you’ve gotten to know our lunch jars, what do you plan on making for lunch?

Bento Recipes

Here are some school and work lunch ideas you can prepare for your Zojirushi bento sets, mix and match them as you like!

Creamy potato soup served in a blue insulated food jar topped with chives and served with a side of bread

Pinwheel pasta salad with lettuce and tomato served in a green vacuum insulated food jar and a pretzel bun

Blue vacuum insulated food jar filled with spicy mapo tofu served with rice balls

Not only will Zojirushi lunch jars keep it fresh and delicious all day long, but they’re also a great way to reduce your environmental impact by reducing the amount of waste produced from single-use plastic containers. If you’re looking for a healthy, convenient, and environmentally friendly way to pack your lunch, a Zojirushi lunch jar is the perfect solution. What will you be putting in your lunch jar? Share your comments and lunch ideas for work or school with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! #ZojirushiUSA #ZoFan

Beat the Heat with Cold Drinks on Demand: Discover Zojirushi’s Lineup of Thermal Carafes

Happy July, Zo fans! As the temperatures continue to crank up, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as an ice-cold beverage to beat the summer heat. Enter Zojirushi’s lineup of sleek and functional Thermal Carafes, which keep your drinks perfectly chilled for hours on end. In this blog post, we will dive into what makes our advanced vacuum insulation technology so unique, explore the different thermal carafe models in our lineup, and show you how to elevate your beverage game with some delicious iced. 

Superior Vacuum Insulation Technology

Black background with line up of thermal carafes of various models on the bottom of the frame.

What truly sets Zojirushi’s thermal carafes apart is our advanced vacuum insulation technology. It’s how we first got our start in 1918! By creating a vacuum between the inner and outer layers of the carafe, heat transfer is significantly reduced, ensuring that cold beverages remain chilled or hot beverages stay hot for hours – without compromising their taste or quality. The double-walled construction provides excellent insulation, keeping drinks cold and refreshing even in scorching summer temperatures.

Meet the Thermal Carafes

All of Zojirushi’s thermal carafes are designed with our advanced vacuum insulation technology, wide-mouth openings to simplify filling and cleaning, and sturdy handles that make serving a breeze. Explore our entire lineup here.

Premium Thermal Carafe

Two stainless steel carafes with black lids, one smaller on the left and a larger one on the right.

The Premium Thermal Carafe AFFB-10S/19S is a classic model designed to cater to your beverage serving needs with style and functionality. It is available in capacities ranging from 1.0 liters to 1.9 liters with a sleek stainless steel exterior and high quality vacuum glass liner for excellent heat retention.

Stainless Steel Vacuum Carafe

Line up of 6 carafes in navy blue, black, and gold. All colors are displayed in two different sizes.

The Stainless Steel Vacuum Carafe SH-HC10/15 combines contemporary design with exceptional heat retention capabilities with its unbreakable all stainless steel construction. Its convenient pinch-release stopper makes removing the stopper easy when filling or getting ready to clean. Available in 1.0-liter and 1.5-liter, the stainless steel exterior enhances durability while adding a sleek and modern look to your tabletop.

Glass Vacuum Carafe

Carafe in black with a sleek and modern look

Zojirushi’s Glass Vacuum Carafes AH-FAE10 are available in 1.0-liter capacity and feature a high-quality medical-grade borosilicate glass vacuum liner that provides superior heat retention and repels odors and stains.

Drink Recipe Ideas

Fresh Fruit Tea

Two cup of tea with kiwi and strawberry slices with strawberries, kiwi, and an orange in the background. There is also a large pitcher with tea and fruits.

Enjoy the sweet aroma and festive colors of fruits! Try mango, grape, lemon, melon, or other berries to find your favorite combination. Pour over ice and serve in your thermal carafe.

Iced Green Tea

Two ice cold glasses filled with green tea and ice. On the side some Japanese desserts

Iced green tea is perfect for a hot summer day. Make sure to brew strongly, as thawed ice will weaken the flavor when served. Add honey for a refreshing twist.

Iced Orange Coffee

Two glasses of iced coffee with a splash of cream topped with an decorative orange slice and a straw. Two oranges in the background and a coffee maker on the left.

If there are chocolate-covered oranges, then why not coffee flavored with oranges? The hint of citrus lightens the coffee by adding a refreshing twist! Enjoy!

With Zojirushi’s thermal carafes, you can enjoy a summer filled with icy cold drinks that stay chilled for hours. What will you be putting in your thermal carafe? Share your comments and drink ideas with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan