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WMF Boston Cocktail Shaker

by WMF

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  • Classic cocktail shaker with measuring glass
  • Shaker made of 18/10 stainless steel with satin-finish
  • Measuring glass clearly calibrated in ounces, centiliters
  • Safe to use in the dishwasher
  • Dishwasher-safe


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 3.9 x 3.6 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00005O65B
  • Item model number: 613596030
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,053 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

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This smart-looking, classic cocktail shaker is just one of WMF's high-quality bar tools rendered in contemporary European style. The shaker comprises two pieces: a base made of 18/10 stainless steel with a satin finish and a measuring glass clearly calibrated in ounces and centiliters. The base stands 6-1/2 inches high and the measuring glass 5-3/4 inches. These pieces are heavy and durable as well as beautiful and go safely into the dishwasher. A strainer fitting the base is available separately. --Fred Brack

Product Description

This two part shaker is preferred by professional bar tenders. How does it work, you may ask? First add the ice, then the non-alcoholic juices and ingredients, and finally the ahem, booze. Put the stainless steel container on firmly and hold as you shake the glass and steel container in a diagonal motion away from your body. Stop, turn the shaker on its axis and shake again briefly but firmly. To open the shaker, ease the top off by pulling upwards and turning firmly, or tap the part below the join sharply against the edge of a table.

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We love this shaker and would recommend it to anyone who makes drinks on a fairly regular basis.
Hyena at Large
You can easily find Boston shakers at stores, but most of them (especially cheap ones) have recipes printed on the glass.
Ryuji Suzuki
The glass is sturdy and strong, but can be broken (like any other glass) if you don't know what you're doing.
Derrick Schommer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

60 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Ryuji Suzuki on April 26, 2002
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What is nice about this shaker is simplicity. You can easily find Boston shakers at stores, but most of them (especially cheap ones) have recipes printed on the glass. That printing is nothing more than nuisance if you have your own recipe. (Ignoring them and finding graduated scale in semi-darkness is not easy!) This shaker has 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 fl. oz. marks and 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, and 300 ml marks. No confusing clutters.

The inner diameter of the glass part is 3-1/4" which is pretty much standard. You can check if your strainer fits the glass before you buy it. The Amazon review saying "strainer to fit the base" is misleading because Hawthorn strainers (spring coil padded strainer) are usually used with the glass part, which sits atop the stainless steel base while being shaken.

The construction and the material of the shaker is excellent. The fitting of the base and the glass is pretty good. The fit usually improves as you use them.

If you are looking for your first shaker, the decision you make first is whether to buy a standard, traditional shaker or a Boston shaker. The standard shaker is easier to use (little risk of fluid leak if you get a decent one) but they are not as quick operating as Boston shakers. The strainer built into the top part of standard shakers takes somre work to wash after making juice based drinks. Boston shakers, on the other hand, requires good practice in fitting the glass to minimize the fluid leak, but it is very easy to wash (simply rinse the pieces under the faucet and stir the strainer in a small bucket of water and then rinse). Also, most Boston shakers use graduated glass part while few standard shakers have fluid measure built in, meaning you have to measure the fluid before mixing in.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Hyena at Large on January 6, 2003
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Tired of those metal cocktail shakers where the top refuses to open when you go to clean it? The vacuum that occurs with the metal variety has happened to us on every model we've tried. The Boston Cocktail Shaker does not have this problem. You measure your liquors, and the glass side of the shaker fits snugly into the metal side (bottoms out to either end). This gives LOTS of room to shake well. Also, when you break the two sides apart to pour, you don't have that dribbly, sticky mess that those normal metal cocktail shakers then to make. We had no difficulty whatsoever with a tight seal on the first try and have had no leakage problems. The only drawback (very minor) is that the measurement lines do not go all the way to the bottom of the glass. So if you're measuring out small quantities of liquor, you still need to use a jigger. Other than that, it is very easy to use and to clean. Top rating for this bar helper!

UPDATE. 5 years later and it's the only shaker we use. The measurements on the outside have worn off, but both metal and glass shaker containers are in perfect condition otherwise. Both can be put in the dishwasher to get them sparkling clean, which is a big plus. We love this shaker and would recommend it to anyone who makes drinks on a fairly regular basis. It's pricey, but in our opinion, it pays for itself given there's so much less frustration than with the other shakers we've tried.

UPDATE. 10 years later and this shaker is still going strong and is STILL the only shaker that hubby will use. We even pack it in our suitcase when traveling if we know we are going to socialize and make mixed drinks. Other than the measurements wearing off (which you actually can still see in a certain light), this shaker is as good as new.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Average Consumer on August 10, 2006
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Excellent addition to any bar or kitchen to use for drinks that need to be shaken to be mixed properly. Easy to use, doesn't leak. Purchased based on suggestion by Alton Brown, The Food Channel. Be sure to get a julep strainer along with it (or use a Hawthorne strainer as an alternate).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Moe Plank on January 12, 2009
I was in a hurry so bought this item locally rather than from Amazon. As a fairly inexperienced cocktail maker, I was worried that I would have trouble using a Boston shaker. A cheaper one that I first tried did leak badly, but the WMF Boston shaker works flawlessly. I haven't had the first problem with leaking, and it comes apart easily when it's time to pour. Definitely worth the high price in my estimation.

FWIW, the technique that I am using is to give the metal part a bump on it's (upturned) bottom when I put it on the glass. After shaking (do hold the two pieces together while shaking), a bump on the edge of the metal part breaks the seal. Flip the whole rig over and remove the glass (you strain from the metal part into whatever serving glass you are using).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Hardie-Vallone on March 3, 2008
This shaker is crafted very well. I bartend, and use this in my home. the fitting of the glasses provides a good seal when mixing. Very effective set.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on October 19, 2007
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A great Boston shaker, but I'm not sure what I had to spend $50 for a pint glass and a thin piece of stainless steel.
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