Duralex Made In France Picardie 18-Piece Clear Drinking Glasses & Tumbler Set: Set includes: (6) 8-3/4 oz, (6) 12 -5/8 oz, (6) 16-7/8 oz
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- Picardie 18 piece set includes six 8 3/4 ounce tumblers, six 12 ounce tumblers and Six 16 7/8 ounce tumblers
- The original french tumbler, made by the company that invented tempered glass
- Duralex is 2-1/2 times more resistant to breakage, sudden thermal shock and chipping than normal glass
- Duralex glass is very hygienic: it is non-porous and does not absorb liquids, colors or flavors
- Dishwasher, fridge and microwave safe; products maintain the original look for years
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Duralex. Made In France. The Original French Glass Tumbler. 100% Tempered
The Duralex Picardie glasses known as the Original French Tumblers. The 100% tempered Picardie glasses are functional and stylish - they feel extremely comfortable in your hand. Named after the Picardie province in northern France, this region is the heartland of French gothic cathedrals. The Picardie tempered glasses are suitable for hot or cold drinks and conveniently stackable. Microwave and dishwasher safe, impact and chip resistant, extremely durable and the perfect weight. Still Made in France Since 1945.
For many Europeans, Duralex is a magical name that reminds them of their childhood school days when they played number games at lunchtime using the little inlaid numbers found at the bottom of their tumblers. But Duralex is more than a fond memory or icon, Duralex is a building block technology. Duralex owes its birth to the Saint-Gobain group and its industrial patent for molded, tempered glass, developed in 1939 in the La ChapelleSaint-Mesmin factory. This industrial process gives the tumbler a precision transparency, lasting clarity, and unparrelled strength. Since its creation, the expertise and know-how of its collaborators have given the brand its international notoriety with its nearly unbreakable tumblers whose pure, simple style is never outdated.
Tempering Process-The tempering operation consists of heating the glass to a temperature of 1292°F and then brutally cooling the glass. This treatment creates in the glass a force or reaction, which improves most of its physical properties including resistance to mechanical stress (bending, shocks and impacts) and to thermal shocks.
Resulting Mechanical Properties: the product is 2.5 times more resistant than a fired product of equal thickness.
Resulting Thermal Properties: tempered glass can resist a thermal shock of 266°F, while classical glass breaks from a thermal shock of about 104°F. Tempered glass conserves the optical and acoustic properties of each basic product. After being tempered, the glass can no longer be reshaped. Slight deformations may be observed after tempering which are inherent in the manufacturing process.
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Founded in 1939, Duralex has been manufacturing glassware and tabletop products in La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin, a city in the heart of France. Since 1939, when Duralex invented the glass tempering process, the name Duralex has been associated with resilient glassware, thanks to their proprietary tempering process. The original tempered (toughened) Picardie glasses are still in production in France and are known as the "Original French Tumblers." The Picardie glass is the perfect weight: functional yet stylish and feels extremely comfortable in the hand. They are equally suitable for cold or hot drinks, conveniently stackable, impact and chip resistant, microwave and dishwasher safe. With the help of continuous investments and commitment to quality, Duralex has reached a level of excellence that makes its products recognized throughout the world. Duralex is and will always remain a true French manufacturer of glassware and tabletop products, and is the only glass manufacturer that makes 100% of their products in France.
Top customer reviews
Like the weight of the glasses, and they wash well in the dishwasher.
Flat bottoms that do not fill with water when you take them out of the dishwasher.
Glad I bought them.
Even though it's a pretty standard drinking glass size, 16 7/8 ounce glasses seem a little big, and if I were to do it over again, I'd probably just get a set of 8 3/4 ounce glasses and a set of 12 ounce glasses.
That said, these are (as I write this) priced such that buying this set of three sizes is less expensive than buying two sizes separately, and the larger size is still very useable, so ultimately I feel this was still a great deal.
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