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Old 07/08/07, 10:34 PM
 
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What type of drinking glasses do you use??

I am in need of some new drinking glasses. I hate the new, fancy glasses that are paper thin that break w/ the least tap! For yrs., our every day glasses have been lg.,plastic tumblers purchased at WM. We like this size, shape tumbler but they are not very attractive for holidays or company and they have dwindled over the yrs. because everyone takes one home and some never return! We use canning jars for the yard and garden because they have a lid. I am thinking of purchasing some really heavy, clear cut-glass, thick type tumblers at the junk, antique, vintage stores around the county.

Do you think/know if they would have lead in them? And would they hold up to our daily use? Thanks QB

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Old 07/08/07, 10:37 PM
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I don't know about old glasses, but I've used a set of thick glasses for about 20 years, and they've held up well, I think we've only broken two or three of them in that time, and I have 4 children now ages 23, 19, 11 and 9, so they made it through the children's years pretty well.

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Old 07/08/07, 10:37 PM
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Same ones I use for reading. I can see just the same when I drink with them...

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lol, Clifford!!

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Old 07/08/07, 10:50 PM
 
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I have drinking glasses, but our favorite is just plain ol pint jars. Great with ice tea or a big glass of cold milk.

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Old 07/08/07, 10:51 PM
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Most times a pint canning jar, even for coffee. Fits perfect in the cup holders.

Otherwise I like a thick pint size “pub” glass and pick them up when ever I see them on sale.

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I have some crystal that i bought at a Mikasa outlet on sale, some i bought at dept. store on sale, (50%) off or better. I have bought libby glasses by the case at the libby plant in shreveport for $.50, wal mart and garden ridge carry the same ones. garden ridge has them in cases of 1 doz. thin to thick.
most of my everyday use is the large plastic tumblers that are at local eateries such as bbq joints.
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Old 07/08/07, 11:04 PM
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we bought ours at wal-mart. They have a box of them for $8 or so. we split the box and store half of them to use later. I've bought 2 boxes over the last 10 years.
They are quite thick and include 2 sizes in the same box.

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Old 07/08/07, 11:23 PM
 
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We use Luminarc glasses. They are super strong, but look nice enough for company. We drink out of the taller tumblers and use the shorter ones for both drinking and storing leftovers ( using the plastic lids sold with the glassware).

Here is a link, though you can find these glasses at many department stores.

http://www.villagekitchen.com/mfg/ar...g/working.html

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Old 07/08/07, 11:53 PM
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My DH couldn't hold a glass (too heavy) as he is disabled. I found a case of 24 restaurant glasses at Sam's Club. They've held up very well.

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Old 07/09/07, 12:04 AM
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I also use pint canning jars, widemouthed preferred. They're easy to wash thoroughly because you can get your hand right down to the bottom.

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Old 07/09/07, 12:06 AM
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I haven't looked in the last couple of months but Dollar General had some glasses just like the nice heavy ones we got from JC Pennys. They look good and last. We have had our a number of years.

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Old 07/09/07, 12:23 AM
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Jelly jars. I used to buy the cheap jelly with the pop off lid. When empty they make great drinking glasses. I notice the other day that they still sell that type of jelly. They are thick and if one gets broken, just buy a jar of jelly and you have a complete set again. LOL

I also have nice glasses for Sunday dinners, wine glasses for toasts with sparkling grape juice, plastic glasses for the grandkids, and lots of mason jars with handles for the guys with slippery fingers.

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I get my glasses, dishes, etc from a restaurant supply. Ask for the tempered glass., The prices are wholesale and the places are open to the public.

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Old 07/09/07, 04:35 AM
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glass yoghurt pots

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Old 07/09/07, 04:43 AM
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At Wal Mart they sell some really thick glasses for $1 each. They come in 3 sizes and I foudn them to be the thickest ones here to buy.Aside from restaurant supply places.
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i use the jelly jars. it's the cheapest jelly, no worse ingredients than the expensive ones, unless you go with the sugar free organic type jelly's, and the jars/glasses last a long time. i buy it on sale, and um, i now have too many glasses. but i bought the kids each their own color plastic tumbler at wally, so they'd know it was their dirty glass and i wouldn't have that battle anymore. they all have their own plate, too.

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We actually really like those thin-walled, tall and slender glasses. I like drinking my ice cold milk from a pretty glass. I have a 5 year old. She's never broken one (touch wood!)

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Old 07/09/07, 06:28 AM
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Boy this is great I am glad to see we arent the only ones to use our canning jars.. we do have regular glasses but hey i am not easy when i am doing dishes,, I break alot of glasses, my mil did buy dh some glasses from the dollar store that have john deere tractors on them and they are pretty heavy thick.. but my favorite still are my canning jars, all sizes depending on what we are doing.

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Old 07/09/07, 06:32 AM
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I always thought we were the strange ones too........drinking out of Mason jars. But it just works. They are always around and they are hard to break. We've had many different types of drinking glasses over the years and they just never stand the test of time...so Mason jars for us.

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Old 07/09/07, 07:01 AM
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We use Luminarc glasses. They are super strong, but look nice enough for company. We drink out of the taller tumblers and use the shorter ones for both drinking and storing leftovers ( using the plastic lids sold with the glassware).

Here is a link, though you can find these glasses at many department stores.

http://www.villagekitchen.com/mfg/ar...g/working.html

these are the best. We got ours at wal mart but couldn't find them later when we wanted more of them. They are called working glasses. They are easy getting your hand into to wash too. We now have a dishwasher but before we got one I had to wash them by hand and these are easy to wash!! Last time we bought them we had to order them off line cause we couldn't find them in stores.
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Old 07/09/07, 07:06 AM
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I have drinking glasses, but our favorite is just plain ol pint jars. Great with ice tea or a big glass of cold milk.
Yep, the small pint Mason jars are the best...but my DS17 has taken a liking to the quart jars My goodness...

We have an odd assortment of glasses--jars, donated glasses, mugs, tumblers, etc. But, since we are paring down for moving, we have enamelware mugs, some plastic tumblers and the pint jars.
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For everyday we use some plastic ones we bought at either Sam's or Costco several years ago. Now that we have ceramic tile for our kitchen floor, I just feel better using these. I hate cleaning up glass. I have some very pretty thin fragile ones on a stem that I save for guest, which is seldom. These weren't expensive either. I happened upon them one day.

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I only use glass to drink from. I find that plastic cups make drinks taste funny. When I broke a few glasses and needed to replace them I had a heck of a time finding ones that were comfortable in my hand. I ended up with a set from K-Mart. They are ok but they are cut in a crystal pattern on the bottom and its a pain to wash.

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Old 07/09/07, 08:10 AM
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Our Duralex glasses (made in France) have lasted 35 years through 4 kids and 5 grandchildren. About 10 years ago I bought more to match, so it is an enduring pattern.

I really like glass to drink from. It is more environmentally friendly than plastic. The right glass looks good for many years.

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Currently all our glasswear is from thrift stores and/or estate auctions. Thrift stores are great for finding nice glasswear because there are people who donate the remainer of sets of glasses when they get a odd number.

This works out well for my sensiblities and our budget as I dislike plastic and thick, or ridge edges, and I'm very good a breaking glasses.

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Old 07/09/07, 08:28 AM
 
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We don't use plastic either. Some of our glasses are the luminarc working glasses - nice and heavy but the rim is a bit thick for me and they etch badly in the dishwasher. My favorites are the cheapo ones we pick up at Ikea - same patten as the working glasses but a lot thinner and do not seem to etch. DH can break anything and frequently does so there isn't much point buying expensive stuff.

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Hate plastic- tastes yucky. Think I got mine in sets at PX long ago, then got couple dozen matching taller ones 'iced tea' at an Ikea. They are very plain and look like what many restaurants and bars stock- straight sides and thickish bottom. Got tons of 6" high, few less 'juice' 2"diam 3" high and several 4" 'whiskey sour' glasses. Expect I'll be able to match them when I need more.

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Old 07/09/07, 10:31 AM
 
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We use those thick glasses that look like canning jars but have handles. I can't hold a glass without a handle very well.

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Canning Jars and drinking glasses are interchangable here.

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