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very thin glass. breaks easily. UPDATE: dispensing ice into the glass breaks the 12-oz glasses,
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This review is from: Bodum Pavina 8-Ounce Double Wall Thermo Glass, Set of 6 (Kitchen)
the glasses are good at keeping drinks cold without forming condensation, but they are way too thin. i've only had them for a month and already broke two of them (both breaks occurred at the bottom of the inner part of the glass).
UPDATE Aug.4, 2012 - Changing from 2 to 1 star. I bought six 12-oz and six 8-oz glasses on Jan. 8, 2012 and all six of the 12 ounce glasses have broken (none of the 8-oz glasses have broken). i'm not sure how the first 4 broke, but the last 2 broke while dispensing ice into the glass! this is way too fragile for something meant to insulate cold drinks.
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Initial post: Apr 5, 2012 9:01:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2012 9:03:37 AM PDT
N. Kaufman says:
Posted on Apr 5, 2012 9:45:02 AM PDT
C. McD. says:
without attacking the reviewer - one needs to think more of this a fine piece of glassware. You can't drop a spoon in these nor ice. They are delicate. I've hard a set of four for about 4 years. my cat broke one by hitting an end table and it slammed on my concrete floor. I was worried when I got them but my attention to THEIR abilities has been rewarded.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 12:19:54 PM PDT
M. Tran says:
@C McDaniel - for a glass that is meant to insulate cold drinks, it is a serious design flaw when one cannot even drop ice into the glass without breaking it.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012 4:53:43 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012 4:54:29 PM PDT
S. Finney says:
In response to the first reply.
I disagree. The glass if it was thicker, or stronger would help immensely. I've tried pairs of these glasses in 2oz, 8.5oz, and 12oz sizes over the years. My 50 year old Duralex glasses (not double walled mind you) are still around but I only have one 12oz double-walled Bodum left. Regarding the temperature one can always warm or chill glassware, I'd much rather have to do that and have these last awhile.
And yes, I'm an adult. Troll. :P
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 6:15:48 PM PST
Gino Anaya says:
I bought a set of these..... in the instructions for care that come in the box it clearly states NOT to use these with an ice dispenser because it WILL break the delicate glass.... just saying...
Posted on Dec 10, 2012 10:40:06 PM PST
Without stepping on anyone feelings I too think things should be durable, but Bodum is pretty elegant in its design and probably not something that one would want to regularly smash into their ice dispenser of the ol Maytag and have chunks of frozen water go cascading down into them.
That being said any one of these double-walled glasses has a lil note from the manufacturer on their website that states that they recommend placing the fluid into the glass first, then the ice. Dang that's some crazy logic! Guess its too much to ask for people to go for the water dispenser first? Go figure.
Posted on Dec 14, 2012 10:45:46 PM PST
I really liked these glasses. But yeah, of the 6 that I got just 8 weeks ago, only 1 is left. It's just too thin...
In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2013 7:18:22 PM PDT
The instructions with the glasses say not to drop ice into them. You went out of the specifications of the product and it broke, thats YOUR fault not Bodum's. I've used and washed mine everyday for 6 months and no trouble. I anticipate buying more after breaking them eventually, because they are delicate. However, the thinness is the point. If they were made thicker, they would be regular glasses.
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