If you’re in the market for
And we should know! For a brief period, we stocked one of the largest selections of plastic drinkware in the US — all sourced by yours truly. We still carry our prime picks; Bentley Drinkware, Americana, Ultra, Retro, and a few other specialty lines, but most brands now sell direct through Amazon and other large online retailers, so we no longer stock them here.
No sour grapes, though. I still have many Top Picks among my former lines — here plastic drinkware reviews below will help you in your search for the perfect plastic glass.
Our Lines! Bentley Drinkware and Others…
Of course, I must start with my lines! These brands have been with us from the beginning and (thankfully!) the factories are uninterested in selling through the bigger online stores. Even if they did, you probably wouldn’t have the myriad choices we offer like by-the-piece purchasing and mix-and-match colors to your heart’s content. And did I mention quality? Every glass in our collection hits it out of the park for overall durability and dishwasher use – that’s why we still carry them. Best of all – they’re Made in the USA!
Our Best-Sellers: Or see our full Plastic Drinkware Collection
Strahl Plastic Drinkware
Strahl is another — fantastic — line with us from day one, but now sold on Amazon. Strahl makes quite a variety of
If choosing Strahl, I do advise using a regular (not sani-cycle) setting on the dishwasher. Actually this goes for any plastic drinkware you buy. 150 degrees Fahrenheit is the recommended limit for all dishwasher-safe plastics, and I have seen occasional cracking in Strahl’s thick tumbler base when washed in super-hot, high-end dishwashers. But – it’s warrantied and they do stand behind it, so you can buy Strahl
Clarus Plastic Tumblers and Glasses
Clarus is a very reliable line with a few basic, everyday styles great for daily use. Made of unbreakable Tritan plastic right here in the US, it performs great in both home and commercial dishwashers and I don’t recall even one incident of cracking or breakage in the 5+ years we stocked this line. Clarus has a bit thicker wall than others on this list which gives it a nice weight – almost like heavier bistro-style glassware.
Prodyne is a terrific manufacturer of all sorts of plastic kitchenware and barware — and their glasses are no exception. They offer a variety of lines, including everyday looks in unbreakable, dishwasher-safe polycarbonate and decorative styles in less-expensive acrylic. We sold Prodyne’s Forever and Grand polycarbonate collections for years — in fact, many of our hotel and restaurant customers chose these lines over the pricier Strahl plastic drinkware and were very satisfied. As with Strahl, Prodyne’s polycarbonate glasses feature thick bases and we did get an occasional cracking report from customers using high-heat dishwashers. Again, avoiding the heated sani-cycles usually prevents this.
Tervis Tumblers and Signature Insulated
Merritt Plastic Drinkware
Merritt employs a number of gifted artists to create some very high style, on-trend
G.E.T and Carlisle Foodservice
We carried plastic drinkware made by these foodservice giants for over 15 years, selling to both commercial users and consumers with great success. If durability and longevity are your first concern, these companies’ products deliver. After all, they’re designed to withstand heavy use in hotels and restaurants — they’ll certainly take whatever you can dish out at home. If you’re looking for stackable drinkware, these brands have it — along with several lovely, glass-like tumbler and highball styles made for dressier bar and table service. The drawback? They’re only available by the case now that we no longer sell them by the piece. But, if you’re buying in the dozens, you can find fantastic plastic drinkware options at really good prices with these brands.
I am looking for the Kansas State University — grape tumblers with the Power Cat Decal. I purchased some several years ago but can not find them now.
If you’re looking for Bentley Collegiate Drinkware, here’s the link to their current selection. That’s the only collegiate line we carried, but they ship straight from Bentley’s warehouse now.: http://bentleydrinkware.com/product-category/collegiate-plastic-drinkware/
Hope this helps!