Whether you are a household of one, or a family of five, the one thing we can never seem to have enough of is glasses. Its a common staple in every kitchen cabinet, and its almost impossible to have too many. One glass for breakfast another for lunch and then one with dinner, and you’ve already gone through three of the glasses in an average 4 piece set.
To make matters worse, traditional glass glasses, have an increased risk of unexpected breakage. A glass that accidentally gets knocked off the table and shatters on the floor, or one that gets cracked in the dishwasher, and you can soon find yourself resorting to paper cups because the multi-piece drinking glass set that you thought would last for years, failed you in a matter of months.
A great alternative to glass is actually plastic, but of course that is not without its own faults. Cheaply made plastic glasses may contain various chemicals that can be toxic to you as well as your children. Due to these health concerns, more and more manufacturers have now been making products that are specified as BPA free. BPA, otherwise known as Bisphenol A, is a chemical that has been used in plastics since way back in the 1960’s, and research is finding that this chemical can actually seep into foods and beverages placed in containers that contain this chemical, resulting in an increased risk for a variety of heath related issues.
You may have seen cans at your local grocery store stating they are BPA free, reusable water bottles and more, all with the BPA free label. Even the drinking glasses in your own kitchen cabinet are now removing BPA from their products, including the premium drinking glasses offered by Scandinovia.
I am always on the lookout for new products to try, and while I do already have a cabinet full of glass juice glasses, I have to say I was intrigued by the idea of a plastic alternative. My husband and I use Tupperware glasses on a daily basis for our water consumption, so I figured these would just be a smaller version of the type of glasses we already had. Making them a great option for juice with breakfast, or a quick glass of water before running out the door to run errands.
When these bpa free glasses first arrived at my home, they looked and felt like I expected they would. Packaging was a bit basic, but to be honest I actually don’t mind simple packaging like this. I would much rather the manufacturer spend the time and money on making a top notch product, than wasting it on flashy packaging that just ends up in the trash.
The colors were bright, and each drinking glass came wrapped in its own plastic sleeve. They are actually a Scandinavian design and are manufactured in Japan, which is somewhat rare in an age where nearly everything seems to come from China.
According to the packaging the juice glasses are dishwasher safe, and they claimed that the flat bottom would prevent water from pooling on them when in the dishwasher, which is a common problem with the other plastic drinking glasses in our home. So of course the first test was to put the juice glasses through the dishwasher and see how they stood up. The glasses cam out looking just like they did when they came out of the package. Colors were still bright, and there was no water on the bottoms of the glasses.
Having limited space in our cabinet, then next test was to see whether or not these bpa free glasses actually could be stacked on top of one another without sticking. Since these glasses had thus far performed as the manufacturer had claimed, it really came as no surprise that they did not stick to each other. I have used them multiple times for a quick drink of water, and have had no issues with grabbing more than the one glass that was required.
Overall I am very happy with these unbreakable glasses by Scandinovia. They are lightweight, easy to care for, and they can standup to what ever life may throw at them. While I do not personally have kids of my own, the light weight nature of these glasses make them great for smaller hands to handle, and they are durable enough to withstand the bumps and drops that may occur. At only $17.95 at the time of this post, you get a set of four high quality bpa free glasses, making them a worthwhile addition to any kitchen cabinet.
NOTE: I received the Scandinovia drinking glasses mentioned in this unbreakable glasses review at a discounted rate in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions and experiences with this product are my own.