CreativeWare™ 3-Gallon Beverage Dispenser with Infuser
Perfect for parties
this dispenser is perfect. I put strawberries in the infuser part n lemon slices loose. The water was delicious. Easy to take apart and clean also.
October 27, 2014
These were purchased by a friend who used them for her outdoor party last month. She had no issues aside from one "leaking" a bit. She lent them to me for a family picnic since I'd be serving a similar sized crowd. I put the water-filled cooling cylinders in the freezer and was HORRIFIED to find that one of the cylinders split almost in HALF during the freezing process! My friend did not encounter this issue when she used them (obviously) and since the parts are not available, I cannot simply replace the defective part - I'll have to replace the ENTIRE DISPENSER. Massive disappointment all around.
August 14, 2014
Great for the price
I just purchased this product in store (with 20% off coupon, of course) for my daughter's birthday party I needed something to serve punch that was easy for kids ages 4-6 to use. I didn't want something breakable, and this fit the bill. I bought this dispenser and then read all the terrible reviews, so I was a little worried I'd need to return it. However, I was pleasantly surprised it worked so well!! No stains, no leaks and under $30 with the coupon.
-No leaks at all during our one-time use where it was constantly full and in use for 6 hours.
-No stains on the plastic. The dispenser was filled with sprite, frozen sherbert, frozen lemonade, water, raspberry lemonade mix. The inner cooling cylinder container was filled with ice. We didn't use the fruit infuser for this party.
Additionally, the image on the box shows lemons floating around in the dispenser. Per the instructions, fruit should be put in the infuser and ice in the inner cooling cylinder. We had plenty of citris liquids in the dispenser and no stains whatsoever (I washed it by hand), but if I were to add fruit, I would probably put it in the infuser instead of floating around the dispenser.
June 30, 2014
Permanently scarred after 1st use
At first, this product had all the features I wanted in a beverage dispenser: large capacity, infuser, separate ice compartment that also acts as a stand, BPA free.
I read the instructions on the use and care of this product carefully. One warning caught my eyes: Do not use with acidic beverage for more than 24 hrs.
I thought it should be okay to serve fresh squeezed lemonade just like how it's pictured on the box. When the drinks were done after 2 hrs, I noticed several rings around the dispenser. I was horrified to find out the acid of the lemonade was eating away at the cheap plastic, leaving permanent scars on the dispenser, and it was only used for 2 hrs! Now the dispenser just looks disgusting and I won't be using it again. I would not recommend you buy this unless you plan to just serve plain cold water!
May 22, 2014
I purchased two of these and after one use they both had to be returned. Iced tea was put in one and lemonade in the other. Both containers had the finish worn off in some parts of the inside. To make matters worse the store gave me a hard time about returning them and getting all my $ back , with a reciept.
August 14, 2013
Product is awesome, but parts are always a necessity and they should readily be available to order and NOT cost more than the product itself.
July 2, 2013
So glad I bought this
I bought one and then another one as a gift for my daughter. I use mine at home...my daughter uses hers at her work for her kitchen crew. They love having a cold drink in a hot kitchen. And it's plastic too!..no worry about breakage.
April 24, 2013
Check the Item First!
I bought this item as a Christmas present for my daughter. I can't tell you how well it works yet because she hasn't used it. However, I will tell you (like others in their reviews have) to check the lid for cracks. Based on these reviews I had the sales clerk open the item and we inspected it before I paid for it and sure enough - the lid was cracked. So beware.
On a positive note, I loved how I coould order the item online and have it delivered free of charge to my nearest Bed, Bath & Beyond and, of course, I used my coupon.
December 16, 2012