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Jan 21, 2009 12:29 PM

Where can I buy GIANT glasses?

My oversized husband wants some oversized glasses to drink from. Like 32 oz, or so. I know, unbelievable, but he likes to stay hydrated. Problem: he wants GLASS not plastic (and not lead crystal either) and he prefers no handle (so not like a beer mug.)

You wouldn't think it would be so hard. He had a collection of mammoth glasses from...yes...Walmart, but he eventually broke them all. He is currently drinking from quart Mason jars. I have googled and ebayed the devil out of this to no avail. Everything is plastic/polycarbonate. Please help me *sniff*.

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    1. re: 3MTA3

      Dude, my thoughts exactly :) I don't know if I subliminally read your post, but a vase would be perfect (and a lot thicker than a drinking glass too).

      I'm so taken with that, I might get myself one

      1. re: Soop

        don't you guys think there might be issues with food safety? drinking from a vessel not intended for that purpose? lead, etc?

        1. re: danna

          some vases are made of glass.. if it's crystal, it should be labeled if it contains lead.

          1. re: grnidkjun

            I realize this is a Lazarus thread but since it's back: unless it is very tall, a high-volume round vase is likely to be too wide at the top. Bring it to your lips and it will spill at the sides of your mouth. Better to go with a square one, drinking from the corner. Craft stores like Michael's sell very inexpensive clear glass vases in square shapes.

              1. re: filtered

                That would be too wide for me but it varies according to the shape of one's mouth. Before I bought something like that, I'd try drinking from some bowls, cans, or small saucepans to find out the maximum diameter I could handle. There's also the length of your fingers, if there's no handle and the body of the vase is not tapered.

    2. What about a Pilsner glass? I was just looking at the selection from Crate & Barrel, I don't think they are quite 32oz but OTOH they don't have a handle.

      1. All that comes to mind are the liter-sized beer steins. And, frankly, if you're lifting a liter of liquid, the handle is a necessity.

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        1. re: ferret

          Yeah, I was wondering that too, how you're going to lift a quart of liquid plus the heavy glass easily without a handle. The pilsner type is an idea since they are skinnier and thus allow a decent grip, but they always seem so tipsy to me.

          If all that still doesn't matter, I'd just keep using the Mason jars. They work just fine, except I have no idea how you can get a decent grip with one hand....

          1. re: CrazyOne

            I suppose if he weren't a really big , strong guy...he wouldn't be as concerned w/ consuming mass quantities ;-) The Mason jar rim is drippy, plus it just grates my nerves. And yes, he was drinking out a vase until I made him stop.

            I know I have seen oversized glasses in the shape of pint glass, only huge...but online I can only find it in plastic.

        2. My suggestion is to buy a quart sized beer mug and tell him to get over the handle. There are lots of German style mugs that are quart size.

            1. re: LabRat

              thank you for posting that. I don't know if you noticed the review...but i got a good laugh, and it made me glad the husband is drinking water or juice...

              "It's claim to hold five beers is flat out false, mine only holds four. With that being said, four beers is still a fair amount, and it's a cheap glass that I enjoy using often. "