I was looking for a pitcher which wouldn't leak like my last one did (what a mess just to pour a glass of beverage!) I perused a lot of pitchers on Amazon until I finally found one interesting one - this Mason Jar pitcher. I liked what was promised (no leaking, for one) and the jar's reputation preceded it. So, I ordered it and I'm thoroughly pleased. It's just the right size and I can shake the contents and pouring is a breeze. All in all a perfect purchase! Thanks!