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Description: The fine tradition of the Bormioli Rocco Group coincides with the very history of glass: the first glassworks was established in Parma in 1825. The company has always demonstrated a great drive to pioneer innovation: in machinery, materials and design. Over the years it has developed a special talent, that of combining time-honoured craftsmanship and the passion of master glassmakers with modern industrial processes. Bormioli Rocco is the leading company in its sector in Italy and a great ambassador of the Made in Italy label on international markets. Respect for tradition, passion for good taste and constant research and innovation are Bormioli Rocco's milestones to create products that meet the needs of the consumers. For Bormioli Rocco the respect for the enviroment; it's a must so its entire manufacturing process is oriented towards a mission of social and enviromental responsibility.
★★★★1693 real customer reviews average rating: 4.3 stars (scroll to see all)
4 Stars By getTheGoooods on 2015-01-04 good heavy quality jug great jug. only problem is the handle could be a little bit further from the container to make it easier to grab. if you have arthritis like me, or fat fingers you might want to find a more accessible jug. otherwise this is great thick glass, with a clever lid that is easy to tighten. picture with 4L milk jug for scale reference.
5 Stars By LeAnn on 2016-06-17 Great product that seals tight. What a great product! I spent a long time looking at different pitchers and really wanted something that could seal tight. After reading the other reviews I decided to give this a try. It arrived in perfect condition and just in time as I was hosting a small party. The glass is quite thick and the handle feels solid, this was important to me as I knew it would get heavy once filled and didn't want to risk chips or cracking as people moved it around and bumped it. The lid is plastic and has a seal that expands/retracts a little when you turn the knob in the center. I filled it with tea, turned the knob to seal it and promptly turned it completely upside down (over my sink of course) and not a drop came out. It was precisely what I was hoping for. You do have to remove the lid completely in order to pour which may be a nuisance for some. The squared shape is great for storage in the refrigerator as well.
5 Stars By George Zadorozny on 2014-10-23 The secret of the lid! This is a truly well-made glass pitcher, and I use it to hold large amounts of green tea (which the great Dr. Andrew Weil says should be our usual drink because of its multitudinous health benefits)--poured in AFTER I let the tea (four bags steeped in 32-oz. Anchor Hocking heat-safe glass measuring cups) cool down for 75 minutes.
Definitely do NOT pour hot water or any hot liquids at all into your Bormioli Rocco glass pitcher!
HERE IS THE SECRET OF HOW TO MAKE THE LID AIRTIGHT:
With the lid in place in the opening of the pitcher, hold the serrated rim of the lid in place while simultaneously turning the lid's long rectangular handle clockwise, until it gets tight (don't overdo it!) (don't underdo it either!).
Ta-da! Your lid is now airtight, and all's well!
5 Stars By ksatco on 2015-01-27 So happy with it I bought a 2nd one! I bought this to keep water in my fridge. It is perfect. The jug is half gallon size, and fits easily on the shelf. Watch my short video to see it in action.
The lid seals tightly and is very easy to take on and off. Simply place the lid on the jug, hold the outer rim down with one hand, and turn the inner ring right to seal, or left to loosen. You do not need to position the lid in any special way for it to work. The seal is tight as a drum.
The handle is positioned close to the jug. I can easily slide my fingers in to grip it, but if you have large hands it might be awkward.
I have not had any problems pouring it, no big dribbles or spills, maybe a drop or two of dripping at the most. Perhaps some of the complaints about it making a mess while pouring was because they were trying to pour with the lid still sitting on the jug. Remove the lid completely to pour, no problems. (see video)
As far as the breakage issue when using the jug to make tea that some reviewers have noted, this is most likely just an issue of improper use. My mom taught me that you have to run glass in hot water first before you pour boiling water in it, or it will break every time. This is the nature of glass, not a product defect. Nowhere in the product description does it say it is appropriate to pour boiling water into it.
In review - it is nice heavy duty glass with an airtight lid, easy to use, and does what I was looking for. I was so happy with the first one that I bought a second one.
5 Stars By Lorri Miller on 2012-02-10 Pretty and easy to use I read ALL of the reviews of this item before purchasing and on the strength of those, I ordered two.
First - the lid seemed from the reviews as if it might be something of a challenge but once I had it in my hands I understood it perfectly. I'm posting a picture of the lid because I think that not being able to see it is what makes it hard to imagine. All this is, is a pressure fitting and it works perfectly. For my purposes, it HAD to! We buy fresh milk which must be shaken before it's poured because the cream separates from the milk. This is NOT however, a pour-through lid. You must remove the lid in order to pour.
Second - the handle. The handle is close to the body of the pitcher but it's not too close for comfortable pouring and I do have, alas, fat fingers so don't worry about the handle.
Finally - the dimensions and shape of the pitcher make it easy to fit into the refrigerator. Since it's glass that I can sanitize in the dishwasher, and since it has a secure lid that allows me to vigorously shake the contents, it's the perfect pitcher for fresh milk. Half a gallon (64 ounces) fits perfectly and can be easily shaken and poured, even by the youngest member of our home, our nine year old daughter.
This was a VERY good buy.
2 Stars By Samantha Scherm on 2016-05-04 Easily broken Be careful! It is not as strong as it looks. I bought this product recently and had used it 3 times and was really enjoying it. However, this morning I took it out of the fridge and was about to place it on my counter when I accidentally knocked the jug into the counter and the glass cracked. I had to throw away the product and the cold brewed coffee I was so looking forward to enjoying! I did not hit the counter with great force (at least I didn't think that I did) but it was clearly too much for the jug. As long as you are very careful you should not have a problem, and if not for this I thought the product had good functionality and would have rated it with 4 or 5 stars, but I will not be buying another one after mine broke so easily.
The Bormioli Rocco Frigoverre Jug is a very sturdy, capacious jug that stores a lot of liquid in a relative compact volume. The cuboid shape of the jug is different from most jugs sold in supermarkets that have a more ovoid or cylindrical shape, which makes the Frigoverre jug seem to have much less capacity - it is misleadingly compact. The glass is thick and sturdy, and heavy. These factors make the jug durable, and it has lasted for many years being used to hold beverages in the refrigerator. The form and compactness work make the Frigoverre well-suited for the refrigerator door or shelf - it stores a lot taking up little space. However, because the form factor is compact and it is made out of thick glass, it is heavy, especially when filled. This becomes very salient when one tries to hold it using the small and closely situated handle. The handle is inadequate for supporting the weight of the jug when filled, and therefore two careful hands are necessary for keeping the jug from tipping out of one's hand while using the handle.
The lid: As many have written, the lid is not hermetically sealable as the name suggests. It slips out with the least of effort. It rests in the rim of the jug, but cannot be used as an air-tight seal.
Pouring: Because of the small handle, the weight of the jug and the small spout, pouring liquid from the jug is tricky. Pouring out of the jug via the spout requires strength and control because it is easy for the liquid to move beyond the spout and make a bit of a mess - trickle down the side of the jug. Because of the heft of the jug when filled, again using two hands is necessary for applying the correct amount of strength and control to pour without splashing or having to clean up liquid from the side of the jug or counter top.
Overall, the jug is durable (has lasted many years), compact and shaped to be refrigerator friendly. However, the narrow handle which is situated too close to the body of the jug makes it inadequate, and thus two hands are necessary for supporting the jug. The lid is also not hermetically sealable.
Pros: compact, durable and long-lasting.
Cons: Inadequate handle and heavy with iffy lid
1 Stars By David Huse on 2015-06-21 Do not buy this or from this seller Poured tea in it on the counter and it split in half. After about 4 uses. It's a $30 tea pitcher and they say you aren't supposed to put hot tea in it. So you have to make it in another pitcher first....why would anyone do that? . Piece of junk. The worst part is they denied to replace it. What a joke.
5 Stars By Shopper on 2018-01-02 BOILING WATER BROKE MY JUG. :( My jug broke today! :( So sad! My fault, I'm sure, but I'm going to order another one because this is such a great jug! I poured boiling water into the jug a few days ago after brewing some tea in a pot. The jug had been washed with regular room temperature water a few hours earlier, so it was already dry and had been sitting on the counter for that time.
The boiling water didn't crack the glass this time, so I assumed the glass could tolerate boiling water. Today I took the jug out of the fridge to pour the last of the cold tea into my drinking glass. Rather than washing the jug, I just rinsed it in warm water so the jug wouldn't be cold when I poured the boiling water after brewing some more tea in a pot.
I poured the hot tea into the jug about a minute after rinsing it and then the bottom part of the jug cracked all the way around. I lifted my jug and the bottom of it stayed on the counter. :(
I'll be ordering another one, but will let the tea cool before transferring it into the jug in the future.
5 Stars By ScottyJames on 2014-01-07 Just Perfect! Call me paranoid, but I'm really getting concerned about storing food and drinks in plastic. I've been careful to replace all of my old containers with BPA free ones, but recently, I decided that glass is better (provided it is lead free, as the Bormioli jug is). We don't know what toxic elements are going to be discovered in BPA free plastics in years to come... we just know that there will be frightening announcements eventually. So I'm feeling really good about switching to this lead-free glass jug, and I'm going to buy more. There has been confusion about the internal volume, since the writeup states that it is two liters, which is 64 ounces. Then, further down, it states that it is 78 ounces, which it also is not (unless the jug is filled to the VERY brim, with the lid removed). The actual usable internal volume, filled to where the lid will fit without forcing any liquid out, is exactly 72 ounces. And 72 ounces is nine cups, or four and a half pints, or two and a quarter quarts, or a half gallon plus a cup. Whew... I'm sure glad we finally got that cleared up. And best yet, it's the same volume as my Vitamix container. So when I make my smoothies, I dump the contents of the Vitamix container right into this jug, and everything fits perfectly. Now the lid: it's phenomenal. It sports a large, soft O-ring, that seals against the glass when the handle on the top is turned. I inverted the jug, and shook it vigorously... and no liquid spilled out. It's just perfect. The pour spout is a bit funky in that you have to pour rather slowly, or the liquid will run down the front of the jug. You do get a bit of a warning before this happens. The stream begins to distort, which indicates that a mess is on the way if you don't slow down. I'm really looking forward to summer, when this will be my iced tea container. Everything just tastes better when you don't have to worry about toxic things such as plastic getting into your food and drinks. I highly recommend this jug. Thanks for reading my post. --Scott