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Why Buy a Glass Tumbler?

June 30, 2022 4 min read

If you’re choosing between a glass tumbler or a stainless steel tumbler, you might be confused about which one’s better for you.

Both have their advantages and disadvantages. While stainless steel tumblers help insulate your beverages much better, they’re also slightly heavier and more expensive. 

A temperedglass water jug, on the other hand, is free from contaminants and easier to clean since you can put it into a dishwasher.

The question is - which one is better for you?

Why Buy a Glass Tumbler?

Today, we live in a world full of plastic. Water bottles made of plastic are bad for the environmentandyour health. These bottles contain BPA, which is a potentially harmful ingredient thatharms your health in many different ways.

That’s why more people are opting to buy bottles made of other materials. Glass and stainless steel are two of the most popular alternatives.

Tempered glass is an excellent drinkware choice, especially for those who are conscious of the environment and their health. Tumbler glass bottles are better for your health, but they’re also friendlier for the environment.

The biggest advantage of a tumbler glass bottle is that it can be recycled. If you decide to buy a glass tumbler, you’re contributing to the planet's overall health and making it safer and healthier by reducing the amount of plastic that happens to go around the world.

Recycled glass can be reused much more than plastic or steel if it's processed correctly.

Even the manufacturing process itself while making glass bottles is much better for the world since it doesn’t produce any unnecessary by-products. The production process reduces emissions. So for these reasons, we at Hydrojug are happy to contribute to the planet's health by making glass tumblers.

Compared to other types of drinkware, those made of glass are also much easier to clean. However, with plastic or even stainless steel bottles, you might see bacteria buildup inside the bottle since you can’t clean them as thoroughly as glass bottles. 

Glass Tumbler

Disadvantages of Glass Tumblers

They Break Easily

The most obvious and most notable disadvantage of glass tumblers is that they break easily. After all, they are made of glass. So if you drop them to the ground, they will usually break unless you are lucky or if the bottle is made of more durable glass materials, which are less prone to breaking.

Glassware is not as reliable as stainless steel or plastic in case of dropping. So if a glass tumbler shatters, it will also pose a risk to animals and children who might step onto the glass. Potentially, this is a health hazard for those around you and you might need to be a bit more careful when using a glass bottle.

You should also know that some public spots don’t even allow glass tumblers.

Heavier Than Plastic

In addition to breaking easily, glass bottles are slightly heavier than plastic bottles. Although not by much, the difference between the two can be quite notable if you buy larger bottles such as half-gallon or even gallon bottles.

Glass bottles are still lighter than stainless steel bottles though, so this is at least one advantage that glass bottles have over stainless steel bottles.

Not as Good Insulation

Tumbler glasses just don't insulate as well as a stainless steel bottle does. This means that if you want to keep your beverages warm such as tea or coffee, a glass bottle won’t do as good of a job as a stainless steel bottle would.

Glass Tumbler With Straw

Advantages of Glass Bottles

As we’ve already noted, there are many advantages of using a glass bottle compared to other bottles such as stainless steel or plastic.

Healthy for You and the Environment

First of all, glass is perhaps the friendliest material for human (and planetary) health. The good thing about using glass is that it can be recycled and new bottles can be made. And even if the glass cannot be recycled, it can be used for other means such as manufacturing tiles, filtration systems, etc.

In addition to this, a drinking glass is also safer for you. It doesn’t contain the same chemicals as plastic bottles such as BPA. 

It Keeps the Taste of the Water Better

Another great thing about glass bottles is that they can keep the taste of your water pure and clean without adding tastes. This usually happens with stainless steel containers or even plastic bottles - but you won’t get this with glass tumblers since glass is a neutral material made out of natural ingredients.

They’re Easier to Clean

Another advantage of a glass bottle compared to plastic or stainless steel bottles is that they’re much easier to clean. 

With glass tumblers, it’s simple - you can easily put it into the dishwasher and have it thoroughly cleaned. Stainless steel bottles, on the other hand, can’t be placed inside a dishwasher, so you won’t be able to clean them as thoroughly as you would be able to clean a glass bottle.

This means that you might see bacteria buildup inside your plastic or stainless steel bottle, polluting your water. This simply won’t happen with a drinking glass, so long as you follow the care instructions.

They’re Decorative!

The old-fashioned look to glass tumblers makes for perfect wall decor at any fancy dinner party. They’re great for everyday use, too, but we love the unique aesthetic these bottles bring to the occasion!

Which Type of Bottle is Best For You?

If you’re looking to decide which bottle type is right for you, then you might want to consider what exactly it is that you need.

If you want a friendlier bottle for your health and your environment, is easier to clean, slightly lighter, and keeps the taste of water clean, then a glass bottle is undoubtedly the better choice.

On the other hand, if you want to keep your drinks insulated and you want a sturdier bottle that won’t break as easily, stainless steel is the way to go. But you should also know that stainless steel bottles are slightly more expensive, too.

You will need to choose a bottle based on your needs. You can even choose atumbler with a straw, which will make your life much easier when drinking your favorite drink from your glass or stainless steel bottle.