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The Best Thermal Carafes

Could we find a thermal carafe that excelled with both hot and cold liquids?

By Published Jan. 1, 2017

What You Need To Know

If you like to entertain, insulated pitchers can come in handy. Also called thermal carafes, they keep coffee or tea hot for hours—perfect for brunch or a dessert table at a party. They also insulate cold liquids, so we sometimes use two: one for hot coffee and one for cold cream or milk. We’ve even used them to keep stock warm (and pour it as needed) when making risotto.

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