WMF Boston Cocktail Shaker
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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
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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.Read more ›
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.
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).
But... any bar supply place will sell you a similar-quality 28 oz Boston shaker top (the metal cup) for $10, often less... and pint glasses (with no annoying printing on them) are $1.95 at any Crate and Barrel. The combination works just as well as this thing, and looks exactly the same (again, minus the printing on the glass), for a lot less money. I don't understand where the markup comes from.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This shaker is great. It is pricey, but works much better than the shakers that come with a strainer and cap all in one - some of them are extremely difficult to pull apart!Published on February 17, 2010 by Lynn S. Irwin
If you know how to use a Boston Cocktail shaker, you've got all the information required to use this shaker. Read morePublished on April 26, 2009 by Derrick Schommer
Wonderful shaker! I dont think the glass is thin at all, Im not about to go dropping it on my counter top though. Can have ice cubes in it no problems while shaking. Read morePublished on February 28, 2008 by Top Notch
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.Published on October 19, 2007 by Ryan
This shaker works just great, with a proper seal between the two halves. Unfortunately, the glass broke very easily on mine. Read morePublished on September 28, 2007 by Jon Leopold