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Durachill Beverage Dispenser 4 5 116 120
Disappointing I had high expectations for this product, as our family loves to drink water mixed with fruit slices, and we were.constantly refilling smaller containers. I expected that this dispenser would keep liquids cold for hours, similar to a thermos or other double-walled container. The base of the dispenser is double-walled, and ice cubes don't melt for hours ( even overnight). However, it does not chill the liquid at all, since it is underneath it.. The tube in the center is not double-walled, and ice melts almost immediately. it also doesn't hold much ice. Since the body of the dispenser is made of plastic, it doesn't hold a chill. In order to keep liquids chilled you would have to put ice in it which negates the whole purpose of the design. My order was filled promptly-I have no criticism whatsoever regarding the customer service aspects of the transaction, The design flaws in this product outweigh its usefulness. A simple glass jug with a spout would perform better. I think this dispenser is a waste of money. June 7, 2013
Buying more I recently use the 5 gallon beverage container for my baby shower. Worked great! I filled the tub with peach lemonade all day and did not ruin the container. Now knowing that I can leave citrus and alcohol over night in the container without it getting ruined, I'm buying two more of the 3 gallon beverage containers. Great container to make sangria the night before and let it marinate without having to transfer into another container September 15, 2014
Little Disappointed I have to admit I was rather disappointed upon receiving this product. The photo of it plus the standard to which I hold Frontgate products led me to believe it would be of better quality. The container is made of a hard plastic substrate and for the price I would have expected it to be glass. It is fine to use but again, the price to me dictated it to be of much better quality. Will think twice before ordering my next product from FG and just make sure the quality warrants the cost. March 23, 2012
Great Product for Outdoor Party Hosting This is a high quality product, smaller size of the two works perfect for backyard get togethers. Price is right for quality relative to lower priced local store comparables. September 10, 2014
Beverage Dispenser is awesome This is a great new piece to add to the outdoor beverage table for all our summer entertaining. It looks amazing! The double ice compartments work great to keep our drinks cold all day. June 18, 2014
Dura Chill Beverage Dispenser I have wanted this item for a long time, but was disappointed that the dispenser itself was plastic and not glass. ( I suppose that is what " virtually unbreakable reservoir " means!! I have always been pleased with the quality of past items or the convenience of a return if necessary. I am keeping this item, but wish that it was glass instead. I also hope the dispenser does not scratch over time! August 5, 2014
great product I recently used the beverage dispenser for the punch I served at my daughters wedding shower. It kept the punch cold for the three and a half hour event.I did replace the ice in the center cylinder once wthout difficulty. The ice in the base area was barely melted at cleanup after the shower.I do like the fact that it is lightweight. I am glad I purchased this item. July 30, 2014
Fast Shipping, Looks great! Thank you Dennis for helping me order this Beverage Dispenser and have it shipped to Japan. I love it. Looks grreat and is going to be a great addition to our business. Looking foward to buying another one. July 22, 2014
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I want to use it for real lemonade and I wonder if the pulp will clog the spigot. Also, if I freeze fruits like strawberries, raspberries,citrus to further enhance the coldness will it impede the flow of liquid? So far, very happy with purchase.
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We appreciate your interest in this item. The spigot on the dispenser does not have a filter, so things like fruit pulp should flow through just fine. We do recommend cleaning it thoroughly to ensure there is no pulp left in the dispenser after use that could harden or mold. Also, frozen fruits or berries would not impede the flow of liquid as long as they were not small enough to get stuck inside the spigot. However, some stirring may be needed to keep the fruit from the opening when in dispensing.
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Yes, shugie, the pulp will clog the spigot. Thanks for the idea of freezing the fruit before putting it in--- should make it pretty while helping chill the contents! May also clog upon thaw, but hopefully contents willl be gone by then!
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I've put lemons and limes in mine and it hasen't stoped up the spigot.
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I used it for homemade sangria which contained fresh squeezed orange, lemon, and lime juice (and pulp) and had no problems.
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I am unsure, but it did not clog with the fruit I put in, but I did not put anything with seeds, or anything too small that would clog the spigot.
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The spigot seems large enough to avoid most common clogs. While no spigot is foolproof 100%, the one on this dispenser is about the best quality you'll find.
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you should be fine if the pulp is very fine. we typically strain our real fruit juices and remove seeds (like those typically seen in raspberries). though the purpose of drinking "pulp" in juices is for that reason, some pulp (if large) may impede the flow of the juice. the good thing is that you can unscrew the spigot and clean it out. we love this product.
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Is the plastic used in this product BPA-free?

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We appreciate your interest in this item. The plastic used to make the jar and spigot of this item are 100% BPA-free.
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Yes. Plastic is BPA free.
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Presales questions

1. In the pictures, the spigot on the 5 Gallon model appears to be a bit closer to the bottom of the reservoir than the 3 gallon model, which would allow dispensing more contents before having to refill. Is this true? I'm partial to the 5 gallon model anyway.

2. Does the reservoir have (as I suspect) a cylindrical "lip" that fits down into the metal base, thus preventing it from tipping when inserted in the base?

3. Is the top ice chamber stainless steel, or plastic?
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Thank you for your interest in Frontgate. In reference to your question, the bottle is made of plastic. The base, lid, and icer liner are stainless steel. The spigots are at the same height, yet different placements, on the dispenser. This allows the glass to sit underneath properly. The plastic bottle fits securely into the base.
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Thank you for your interest in Frontgate.

In case the spigot comes loose or one notices leakage from the spigot, please do the following: Tighten the spigot by holding it from the outside in a straight position and tighten the nut inside the jar until it stops moving.
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Thank you for your interest in Frontgate. Should you require any replacement parts for your Durachill Beverage Dispenser, please contact our Product Specialists at 800-537-8484 and they will be happy to research the availability of replacement parts.
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