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Houdini Decanter with Wine Shower (1)

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Last Wooter to Woot:
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Last Purchase:
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Cesare


quality posts: 1597 Private Messages Cesare

Houdini Decanter with Wine Shower
$24.99 $̶4̶0̶.̶0̶0̶ 38% off List Price

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“In the entire world there are only a few sounds that bring joy to all but the most jaded. One is the murmur of a kitten purring. Another is the thwack of a well-pitched baseball hitting a perfectly swung bat. And the third is the pop of a cork being pulled from a bottle of wine.” —George Taber

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

A wine shower, eh? Sounds promising.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

On a serious note, I had the former version of this product, and I'm very happy with it at this price point.

The last version had a glass insert to perform the showering. This piece was quite fragile, so I'm glad to see they've replaced it with a non-glass version.

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mariomario42


quality posts: 8 Private Messages mariomario42

Man, I saw one of these at Goodwill for $1. Had no idea what it was though.

lichme


quality posts: 2772 Private Messages lichme

Here are some good reviews from Amazon

kyle83uw


quality posts: 4 Private Messages kyle83uw

I actually have both items- bought the "shower" from amazon and bought the decanter from woot (or one very similar) - the wine shower is great for older wines or those w/ a lot of sediment.

curtisuxor


quality posts: 56 Private Messages curtisuxor

You know the old saying, "Those who decant, deteach."

jetman5443


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jetman5443

THIS THING IS AWESOME!!!

I have this exact one. (got it from Ross for $15)

It's beautiful when pouring the wine, and does a good job holding the wine, and it isn't giant like some decanters. It's crystal therefore, it's very resilient, we've even dropped it a couple times. Things around our house have to be resilient, there is quite a bit of wine drinking going on here...

Cleaning is a snap with an old bartenders trick, just use salt, ice, and a little water, swish it around, and SNAP it's clean. Rinse the strainer/shower right after use, and bingo bango!

(Also, the lip is cut not rolled which adds a nice feel of sophistication, and lets you know it's crystal.)

Would buy at this price point, also makes a great gift!

Sherpat


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Sherpat

Um...the punt doesn't actually increase surface area, unless the point protrudes above the surface and the wine sticks to it. But otherwise, yeah, buy it. When I was a sommelier we would pour young reds back and forth between two decanters (generally 10-15 times) for the same effect. But we were steely nerved pros. This thing is probably easier for the timid masses to handle.

kylecountryman


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kylecountryman

Woot you are killing me! I just bought a similar version of this a few weeks back.

mstern20878


quality posts: 9 Private Messages mstern20878

I have one of these and I use it EVERY time I pour red wine. Excellent!

sh001804


quality posts: 1 Private Messages sh001804

I bought this exact decanter about a year ago. I love the look, the pour, and the slight relaxation it gives the wine. One a downside it's impossible to clean. I have found that a final rinse in filtered water and storing/drying upside down on a paper towel helps.

SteveO

bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee

Is this a Polish decanter? Cause I only buy Polish decanters.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

It would be nice to know where these are made. I'm assuming Poland or the Czech Republic, and hoping not China.

I'm considering one, I like the design and could use another decanter and the wine shower + sediment filter are a big plus, BUT the reviews on Amazon have a lot of comments regarding the thin glass, and several have broke due to this. That makes me a bit hesitant.

Does woot know what the Metrokane warranty is on this?

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

Thread hijack:

Don't forget this Saturday in Santa Rosa, WineSmith BBQ - See the Gatherings forum for more info.

/hijack off



bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee
bsevern wrote:
/hijack off



this is only achievable in Colorado and Washington.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

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ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg
bhodilee wrote:this is only achievable in Colorado and Washington.

But there's Mount McKinley in Alaska at 20,320 feet, and Mount Whitney at 14,505, if you insist on staying in the lower 48.

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ThunderThighs


quality posts: 563 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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bsevern wrote:Does woot know what the Metrokane warranty is on this?

We checked and there's no warranty on this. I guess because there's no moving parts. I'm sure they'll be helpful if you have issues.

Also, made in China.



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HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42
bhodilee wrote:Is this a Polish decanter? Cause I only buy Polish decanters.



Just pour the wine into it while holding it upside down, and you'll be all set.

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bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee
ddeuddeg wrote:But there's Mount McKinley in Alaska at 20,320 feet, and Mount Whitney at 14,505, if you insist on staying in the lower 48.



Yes, but I'm going for the relatively unseen TRIPLE ENTENDRE!

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bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee
HitAnyKey42 wrote:Just pour the wine into it while holding it upside down, and you'll be all set.



come on man, you've been around long enough!

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42
bsevern wrote:
/hijack off



The / already signifies the ending of whatever it is you had started....so does this mean that you are ending the "hijack off", and therefore actually turning it back on?

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kaycie02


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kaycie02

A lot of people on Amazon say it is thin and breaks too easily. Looks cool if you are just displaying it though I guess.

http://www.amazon.com/Metrokane-Houdini-Decanter-Sediment-Strainer/product-reviews/B002Q4TSPQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee
kaycie02 wrote:A lot of people on Amazon say it is thin and breaks too easily. Looks cool if you are just displaying it though I guess.

http://www.amazon.com/Metrokane-Houdini-Decanter-Sediment-Strainer/product-reviews/B002Q4TSPQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending



I dropped a piece of glass on the floor and it broke, obviously that's not my fault.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
ThunderThighs wrote:We checked and there's no warranty on this. I guess because there's no moving parts. I'm sure they'll be helpful if you have issues.

Also, made in China.



Only curious on the warranty due to all the comments about cracking/breakage on amazon. Someone literally watched it crack apart before there eyes during a tasting party when no one had touched it. If it's that prone to cracking, it would seem that a warranty would be worthwhile.

Being manufactured in China doesn't exactly instill additional confidence after reading the Amazon reviews.....hmmm.

bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee
bsevern wrote:Only curious on the warranty due to all the comments about cracking/breakage on amazon. Someone literally watched it crack apart before there eyes during a tasting party when no one had touched it. If it's that prone to cracking, it would seem that a warranty would be worthwhile.

Being manufactured in China doesn't exactly instill additional confidence after reading the Amazon reviews.....hmmm.



too much lead, not enough crystal?

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
bhodilee wrote:too much lead, not enough crystal?



Lead would actually make it softer, not more prone to breakage. Lead was added to crystal for more brilliance, and it was easier for cutting/engraving. For the most part, nobody uses lead in glass anymore, but then again....the Chinese have been accused of using lead in everything.... so who knows?

usclawyer


quality posts: 7 Private Messages usclawyer

I absolutely thought that this was a bong for sale when I first saw it. I knew things were getting pretty progressive on drug issues, but a respectable (ahem) retailer like Woot selling bongs just had me topsy-turvy for a bit.

bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee
usclawyer wrote:I absolutely thought that this was a bong for sale when I first saw it. I knew things were getting pretty progressive on drug issues, but a respectable (ahem) retailer like Woot selling bongs just had me topsy-turvy for a bit.



or maybe you just went to USC ;)

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chipgreen


quality posts: 186 Private Messages chipgreen

If Amanda Bynes drops a bong out a window and nobody hears it hit the ground, does it make a noise?

mrsjhaye


quality posts: 16 Private Messages mrsjhaye
chipgreen wrote:If Amanda Bynes drops a bong out a window and nobody hears it hit the ground, does it make a noise?



Quality post if I ever saw one

gdavis314


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gdavis314

This is crap! The glass is so thin (less than 1mm at the bottom) that it as I was washing it before first use.