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Excellent value; would make nice impressive gift
on March 27, 2012
This is called a bread tray but it can be used for so much more. Right now my tomatoes are sitting in it but I've used it for flameless pillar candles as a centerpiece with greens and berries during the holidays, as a fruit bowl, as a serving dish for cold salads such as fruit salad, potato salad, mac salad - just place it in the frig ahead of time to chill it. And just last week we had family ice cream Sundae night and rather than making a complete mess of the kitchen, I filled this with individual 'sundae' servings so when all was said and done and I still had a clean counter without ice cream melting all over the place and sticky syrups dripping everywhere, we sat at the table and each took our own 'sundae' serving out of this icy cold 'bread tray' and had so much fun.
Make no mistake - this is lead crystal. It is heavy. Very heavy. And it is big - very big. An regular loaf of bread will fit in this just fine as well as rolls of varied sizes and shapes and some of the fancier breads available now. I've also used it to serve stuffed celery, stuffed peppers (they stand up well in this without toppling over), and celery/carrot sticks standing upright. The longer I leave it out where I can see it, the more uses I get out of it. I hand-wash as I don't have a dishwasher, but I would hand-wash any kind of crystal anyway. The dimensions listed are accurate but I've included a few photos so you can see it in action.
It would make a nice gift because it is attractive and extremely versatile.