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Useful Beverage Dispenser Collapses For Storage

Useful UH-CB149 110 OZ 3.3L Collapsible Beverage Dispenser

It’s nice to have a beverage dispenser hanging about. Just go to it and fill up your cup (assuming of course that the beverage dispenser is actually filled with a drink). But the flip side of having handy-dandy drinks on hand is that the thing needs a place to live when not in use and drink dispensers don’t fold up too easily. Collapse on the other hand…

The Useful UH-CB149 110 OZ 3.3L Collapsible Beverage Dispenser is a drink dispenser that expands from 4 to 9 inches tall. The pop-up dispenser is an affordable way to keep the family hydrated at picnics or even just backyard BBQs. When the party is over and it’s time to go back inside, the drink dispenser collapses for easy storage — but it’s probably best to finish the beverages first.

August 17, 2015   No Comments

Stainless Works Steel Spigot Pours It On

Stainless Works Stainless Steel Beverage Dispenser Replacement Spigot (Polished Finish)

So there you are, brand new drink dispenser in hand and ready to be filled. Everything looks great: nice glass serving vessel, perhaps a whimsical design along the side, sealed tightly to keep the bugs out… the beverage goes in… and the darn spigot is made of plastic.

Apparently, there are more than a few of you interested in upping your water, wine, booze and kombucha serving game. The Stainless Works Stainless Steel Beverage Dispenser Replacement Spigot (Polished Finish) might be just what the drink dispenser doctor ordered. Head on over to Amazon and check it out. They have specs such as “needs 5/8 inch or 16mm diameter opening to install” and “fits dispenser wall up to 11/16 inch or 17mm thick.” If that’s what you got, then that’s what you need. It’s got good reviews too.

Best of all is it’s well under twenty bucks, so if that plastic dispensing spigot just doesn’t look right when serving an elegant drink (or tea that has been brewing forever), then this steel spigot sounds like it’s worth it.

May 21, 2014   No Comments

V8 Goes Energy

V8 Energy Shots are a naturally powered shot of 100 percent vegetable and fruit juices combined with green tea extract, which provides natural caffeine comparable to an 8-ounce cup of the leading premium coffee. They are available at participating convenience stores, supermarkets and drugstores in Colorado, Florida and Minnesota.

The popularity of those little 5-Hour Energy drinks unsurprisingly has inspired the makers of V8 to throw their hat into the energy shot ring. Also launching is the larger-sized V8 V-Fusion + Energy. Read on for details.

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June 4, 2011   No Comments

Fizz it yourself

U-FIZZ Drink Carbonation Kit

Have a hankerin’ for milk and Pepsi but hate Pepsi? Well, if you’ve been suffering through the ultra sweet taste of that suspect combination just to get bubbles in milk, it’s time to let science lead you to better living. The U-FIZZ Drink Carbonation Kit consists of little more than a couple of plastic tubes and a hose (luckily with a $6.99 price tag to match—good job ThinkGeek), but manages to turn any beverage into a bubbling fountain of nose-tickling goodness. Whether it be juice, coffee, tea or the aforementioned milk, your favorite beverage can now be made better. How? Science. By using baking soda and vinegar to produce carbon dioxide, the gadget captures the escaping gas and puts it into your drink. Better living through chemistry, indeed.

November 23, 2009   No Comments

This beer is yours, no question about it

Bottle Markers by Make My Day

It’s the weekend and it’s time to get out there and shake off some steam. If you find yourself at a party with everybody imbibing a good time, chances are your particular adult beverage will at some point get lost in the fray. Perhaps the host had the foresight to stall the oft-repeated refrain ‘Is this beer mine?’ by supplying these Bottle Markers by Make My Day. Made of silicone, the marker slides over the neck of your beverage, and is easily identifiable by color. Now all you have to do is remember which color is yours.

May 15, 2009   1 Comment