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Old 02-22-2015, 11:51 PM   #121
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The only problem for some is that the red wine glasses might be a bit large for smaller hands.
Seriously, can a red wine glass possibly be too big?
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:01 AM   #122
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Check out this old thread on polycarbonate wine glasses ( I have the Duraclear beer mugs ). Not cheap, but not plastic.
http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f7...sses-3315.html
Polycarbonate (a common trade name is Lexan™) is one of many polymers which are commonly known as "plastic"... so the DuraClear® glasses are plastic, and I don't see anything wrong with that. Another brand mentioned in that thread are made of acrylic or poly(methyl methacrylate) (common trade names include Plexiglas®, Lucite®, and Perspex®) - again, they're plastic.

There are apparently some specific types of plastic which are considered less acceptable than polycarbonate; I'm not sure which ones that would be. From the linked discussion:
  1. polycarbonate is good
  2. some anonymous "pharmaceutical-grade" or "food grade" polymer is probably good
  3. acrylic is not so good
  4. something else is probably bad
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:08 AM   #123
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Yah, I know, but that would have made the sentence too long and convoluted.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:29 AM   #124
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Did we really need to get a novel on something we already knew? Jeepers, just want to drink wine.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:30 AM   #125
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How about this?
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Check out this old thread on polycarbonate wine glasses ( I have the Duraclear beer mugs ). Not cheap, but not cheap material.
http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f7...sses-3315.html
Not so long.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:46 AM   #126
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Hi, the plastic glasses I bought were a complete impulse buy. We were in a kind of high end hot tub store so I hoped the cups were good also. The extent of my "due diligence" was liking the heft and feel of the various glasses on offer.

Now that I see the interest and technical info about plastic glasses on this thread I flipped the wine glass over and see that it comes from Stahl Strahl | Home and the companies web site seems nice. However I see that the glasses were made in China. Sooooo...... I hoping the lead content isn't to high.
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That is what caused the downfall of the Roman Empire, container and food/drink contamination.
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That is what caused the downfall of the Roman Empire, container and food/drink contamination.
Oh, No! Could this possibly mean that the Escape Forum is in definite jeopardy?
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:24 AM   #131
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I already have some stemless plastic wine glasses (double gasp!) that I had to use around the pool so that settles that for me, ha!

As far as clothing storage in upper cabinets, I read that the medium eBags packing cubes work really nicely for keeping clothes organized. I remember as a kid we threw our clothes in paper grocery sacks to store in the old Winnebago.

Anyone have some quick measurement of the depth of the overhead storage space and/or other handy ideas for using the space efficiently?
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:42 AM   #132
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Can't go out and check right now ....but I think the depth of our uppers are 8-9 inches ( interior depth ) ....have found anti-slip type rubber shelf liners help -from dollar stores . We still use glass for wine .....haven't really broken any travelling ....
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We still use glass for wine .....haven't really broken any travelling ....
How much padding do you use for them? In other words, how do you stop them from breaking?
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Thanks, gabeck!
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:06 PM   #135
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Not really any more than a dish cloth around the bowl - place glass bowl down stem up .....we do a good job of breaking glasses at home and a couple or three left from a set are our trailer glasses .....have found that something to stop slippage in the uppers keeps things in place very well - that and not too loosely placed ....
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How much padding do you use for them? In other words, how do you stop them from breaking?
If they are stemless you might get away with socks, it's what we use for coffee mugs and such. Of course mugs probably stand up to more then wine glasses.
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Some of the wine glasses these days are huge .....thinking that the ones with the really large bowls are probably more sensitive ....we tend to have " less currently fashionable " stemware either crystal or some that look like crystal .....they are a little tougher ....
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Don't waste money on cheap wine glasses from the dollar store. I broke two out of six the first time I tried to wash them - just using a dish rag on the inside of the bowl.
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If they are stemless you might get away with socks, it's what we use for coffee mugs and such. Of course mugs probably stand up to more then wine glasses.
freshly washed socks yes...... ?
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Different topic but ever cooked with a small rice cooker while camping (with elect)? I just made mac and cheese in mine lovely home made - even got a nice brown crust easyer then the box crap but home made cooked all in one easy to clean pot. Of course it's as healthy as well not really healthy at all but great comfort food.
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