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Breaks, cheap, not up to OXO standards
on June 25, 2012
I hate writing a negative review for an OXO product because they're usually so well made. I have several OXO tools in my kitchen, and they're usually the ones that last. Not this shaker. Sadly, after only three or four light uses the outer plastic developed a huge crack and the unit had to be thrown away.
This was despite hand washing the shaker...and it was never hit against anything, so I'm not sure why it fell apart like it did. I would guess it has to do with construction. The shaker has two plastic layers - an internal cup and an outer plastic shell separated by an air barrier. Both layers are extremely thin, perhaps leading to the untimely destruction of mine.
This is too bad - the pros to the item are compelling. Being plastic, you don't freeze your fingers the way you do with metal shakers. And the lids fit snugly on, allowing for fast, efficient cocktail making.
The con seems to be a deal-killer, though. Cocktail shakers get...well...shaken, and therefore it might not be good to make them out of brittle, thin plastic. Save your money and invest in a better constructed item.