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Yes, these glasses truly are unbreakable
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2018
If you were the kind of person who looks at this product and thinks, “huh, I wonder why anyone cares that they are made out of tempered glass“, then just keep looking. I’m sure that somewhere on Amazon you can find beautifully delicate water glasses that have been spun from the tears of kittens.
If, on the other hand, you live in the kind of household where the treatment of your glassware violates the terms of the Geneva Convention, then these are the glasses for you. I would like to say that we are this latter kind of household, though I’m not actually sure if anybody else in the house contributes to the regular shattering of water and wine glasses, or if I have accomplished that all by myself. Suffice it to say that by the end of last summer, I was staring at the usual mishmash of mismatched glasses that results from me purchasing and smashing several different sets of glasses, mostly from IKEA and Target, over the course of several years.
Then it occurred to me that maybe modern science, while it has failed to deliver cheap renewable energy or a cure for the common cold, may have solved this particular problem. I checked out the various tempered glass options on Amazon, and picked these out for their very plain lines. I ordered the larger size as well.
I was very happy with this purchase from the moment we unboxed them. The small and large glasses nest beautifully, so we have freed up 2/3 of our glass shelf because the glasses fit together now.
The glasses themselves look very nice, feel like they are good quality, fit nicely in your hand, and most important, have really decent capacity. Even the smaller glasses, well they look petite, actually fit the equivalent of a standard water glass. The larger size are downright generous. The only drawback is that they have a slightly rounded drinking edge, which I do not love the feel of… I prefer a glass with a very straight flat edge. But it doesn’t really bother me.
Despite my enthusiasm, I held back on writing a review, because it seemed to me that the real test of these glasses was whether they could survive a month in my possession. They made it through the first month without a single break, but I thought, hey, maybe I’ve been on my best behavior for the new glasses… You know, to impress them.
Somewhere in the middle of month to (you know, once you’ve settled in and you’re no longer on your best behavior) I knocked one of these babies off the coffee table in the kind of scenario that has brought a messy end to many a water glass. I momentarily braced for the sound of shattering and the next hour of cleanup and vacuuming, but miracle of miracles they practically bounced off our wooden floor. I was wowed.
But I really fell in love on the day that I hurled one of these glasses off the kitchen counter and across our dining room. No, I wasn’t mad at my husband or anything; I am just that clumsy. (I told you, it is not a fun thing to be a water glass in my home.). Anyhow, I thought that for sure this thing was going to smash, because how the heck can a glass fly 6 feet across a room and land on the wooden floor and survive to tell the tale?
Well, let me assure you that while I have not actually overheard the glass talking to any of the other glasses about its harrowing journey across the dining room, I can nonetheless say it survived its stunt. Amazing!
I highly recommend these glasses to anyone who is clumsy or has children, or God forbid (as in the case of our home) both. These are the glasses that can solve the mismatched glassware nightmare once and for all.
UPDATE: We did it!!! It took ten months, but we finally broke our first glass. And by "we" I mean my husband, though I can hardly point fingers when the only reason he broke the glass is because I was busy pretending that the sink was NOT full of dirty dishes. But he dropped our Bormioli water glass....onto the rim of a Duralex tempered glass bowl. In the battle of Duralex bowl vs Bormioli glass, the Duralex bowl won, and the glass broke. Make of this what you will.