Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Glass vs. Stainless Steel

The Breville IQ Kettle Pure
German Schott Glass – high quality, thermal shock resistant

As #Resolution month is coming to an end, we thought we would focus in on some health benefits found in our products at our very own showroom.
We all (hopefully) know and understand the harm in using plastic bottles and containers to carry our coffee or tea on the go. There are a ton of harmful chemicals in these products that are then released into our yummy beverages, and then into us!

Some of the 'better' quality bottles and containers are considered to be Stainless Steel and Glass.
Stainless Steel is very popular in the Coffee industry- Travel mugs, Coffee pots and even kettles.
But is it as safe as society believes?

Stainless Steel bottles, pots and Kettles:
  • Contain a Metal which may leach BPA
  • Many “stainless steel” products are actually made from aluminum, which is linked to Alzheimer’s. Products made from this material generally also have a plastic liner that can contain BPA or other chemicals
  • Stainless steel products can leach iron, chromium and nickel into alkaline and acidic beverages

When we recently received our shipment of the Breville IQ Kettle Pure, we decided to find out for ourselves.

The German Schott Glass IQ Kettle Pure and other glass products:

  • Made from naturally abundant materials, like sand, limestone and soda ash
  • Durable – will not degrade over time
  • Won’t leach chemicals
  • Can be used for liquids other than water without affecting the material or absorbing tastes and odors
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Glass is 100 percent recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity. An estimated 80 percent of recovered glass containers are made into new glass bottles.
  • A glass container can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as little as 30 days.
  • Suitable for hot or cold beverages

Let's start 2017 off on the right note and continue this #healthphenomena for the entire year!
Switch over to Glass products where applicable. Read your labels and care for products as required!
We guarantee your #Espressobellas will taste that much better knowing the cup, glass, pot, or kettle you choose to make it in isn't affecting your health!

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Have a Beautiful day, and an Espresso Bella!