Drinking glasses types

  • Tumbler and Juice Glasses—Versatile enough for everyday use, these glasses are great for serving water, juice, and soda as well as wine and alcoholic beverages. Juice glasses serve smaller portions and are perfect for kids.
  • Highballs—Highball glasses are great for serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Double Old-Fashioned Glasses—More than just for on-the-rocks cocktails, these glasses can be great for serving milk, water and more.
  • Glass Bottles—Glass bottles are great for casual settings. They can be used for serving milk, juice, water and almost any other beverage.
  • Water Goblets—Beautiful and elegant, the water goblet adds a touch of style to formal dining, especially when paired with wine glasses.

Other Glass Options

  • Individual Glasses or Sets—Our glasses can be purchased as individual pieces or as part of complete sets. Most of our drinking glasses are available in cost-saving sets of 12, so you'll have plenty on hand for everyday dining as well as intimate dinner parties.
  • Colors—While most of our drinkware is clear, we also have glasses in beautiful, bold colors, such as blue, yellow, green and more depending on the season.
  • Patterns and Textures—Our glasses are available in classic styles as well as fun designs. Some glasses have small, intricate patterns, such as dots or other geometric details, etched onto the glass. Others have unique frosted, disk or twirled textures to add a twist to the classic drinking glass. We also offer some glasses with hand-etched patterns for a unique, thoughtful look. In addition to our core patterned drinkware, we also have glasses with seasonal patterns great for holiday parties and other gatherings.

Glass Materials

At Crate and Barrel, we create our drinkware with only the finest, most durable glass materials. Our drinkware is constructed from various types of glass, including:

  • Recycled Glass—This glass has the largest percentage of cullet or broken glass in the composition. The broken glass is often from old bottles, giving the glass a slight color to it. "Seeds" or bubbles are common and add to the charm. Recycled glass can be handmade or machine made with each piece being unique.
  • Kali Glass—The basic ingredient in kali glass is extremely pure sand. The sand is dried at the glassworks, sifted and passed through a magnet to remove all iron particles. Very pure potash is added to the sand to enable it to melt. Other various elements are added for brilliance and durability.
  • Hand-Blown Glass—This is any type of glass made by a glass blower.
  • Borosilicate—This is made with boron trioxide and is more heat resistant than regular glass.
  • Heat-Tempered Glass—Heat-tempered glass may be toughened or strengthened through a heating and cooling process to resist thermal shock, making it ideal for hot and cold beverages. It is dishwasher- and microwave-safe on low setting but is not oven safe.

How to choose drinking glasses 

  • Quality and aesthetics

Whether you’re choosing glass or plastic, the best all-purpose drinking glass should be clear, simple in design, and free of imperfections, so you can see the liquid in the glass. Because you’re likely to drink from this glass more than any other one in your home, we think it’s important that it be something you want to reach for again and again. Ideally, it should also be a glass that’s appropriate for all occasions—casual or formal—and it should be simple enough to fit the aesthetic of most tableware.

  • Durability

Because drinking glasses get so much use, their durability is a priority. Tempered glass is by far the most durable type of glass we tested: Some tempered glasses were able to survive repeated counter-height drops onto a marble floor without breaking. This wasn’t the case with the soda-lime glasses we tested, which broke every time they hit a marble floor from a 3-foot height. We also included plastic tumblers in our roundup, which unsurprisingly were the most durable glasses we tested. Though some of the plastic glasses we tested suffered minor scuffs and scratches after repeated drops onto a marble floor, none broke.

  • Shape, size, and weight

The size of the glass is a matter of personal preference, but after years of long-term testing, we wouldn’t recommend anything smaller than 10 to 12 ounces for an everyday drinking glass. That said, we looked for glasses that were available in multiple sizes to accommodate a range of preferences. Many of our testers said they prefer using a smaller 4- to 6-ounce size for drinking juice, cocktails, or wine, and larger 12- to 16-ounce glasses for water or iced tea.

  • Price and availability

Here is no standard for price and availability. As long as customers think the product is worthy, then buy it.

Where to buy drinking glasses 

You can search on the Internet and find the nearest store around you or shop online.

Why choose WebKitchenStore to buy drinking glasses 

As a professional manufacturer of commercial kitchen equipment, WebKitchenStore keeps improving the quality of products and services in accordance with the concept to safeguard the security and healthiness of catering service to better satisfy the customer’s needs and demands. 

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