Suggestions for Good Reusable Drink Containers?

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Q: I am wondering what other people do for reusable drink containers in the refrigerator. In the past I've tried (seemingly) dozens of plastic jugs and dispensers, all of which develop leaks or off smells, as well as various heavy glass jars and bottles.

Right now I store my cold tap water in several different PET bottles (each guest can drink straight from their own, which is nice), but for iced tea and fruit drinks I lug gallon glass-and-wire-bale canning jars from counter to refrigerator and back. This is not only dangerously slippery (smooth glass), but you have to be careful that the heavy lid doesn't swing around and whack the side of the jar. I'd love to hear other suggestions!

Sent by Angela

Editor: Angela, we're huge fans of the IKEA SLOM bottles pictured above; they're inexpensive, glass, nice to look at, and not too heavy. For us, they're just the right size, too; we usually have a couple in the fridge with water in them.

New IKEA Favorite: SLOM Bottle with Stopper

Readers, what else would you suggest for good fridge beverage containers?

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