Building a better drinking glass

Double walled drinking glasses insulate against burnt fingers and condensation.

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Sometimes it is fun to think about what everyday objects would be like if they were just invented differently from the beginning. While I doubt the wheel would have ended up any other shape, some familiar household objects might have. One doesn't have to look far to realize the implications. Just consider chopsticks. While one side of the world was learning how to eat with a fork, the other collectively decided that using two slender rods was the best method. Objects that we are most familiar with are the ones that see the least innovation. But there is no reason why we cannot re-examine these simple tools.

The Bodum Rigi Double-Walled Stackable Glasses take a simple concept and apply it to a familiar object. The double wall forms a barrier that keeps drinks hot, yet cool to the touch. An added benefit is the reduction of condensation on these glasses. The result is a nice, clean cup that will not be too hot to pick up.

The glasses come in sets of two and are available in three sizes. With an 8-ounce, 11-ounce, or 15-ounce option, the stackable glasses provide a new way of thinking about drinking no matter what beverage you choose. And they're dishwasher-safe.

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About the author

    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.

     

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