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    Palaks glasses

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    I have taken a photo with my Bezzera my newly acquired *
    Palaks glasses X 4 for $8.00 at a church thrift shop

    Machine and Glass look like they are made for each other

    They have a different shape but similar to the Duralex Picardie
    They measure *9cm high, & 9cm dia
    Filled to the top hold 300ml

    Pasabache and PALAKS marked in the bottom with the mould number #4 and TURKEY.

    I am not sure for certain if they are hardened glass like Duralex but was told they may have been made around the 60s but they could just as easily be from now ??

    Anyway they make lovely latte glasses

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    Nice find KK.... 8-)

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by 1B3F363635350F1B3F233D3F500 link=1238591736/0#0 date=1238591736
    I have taken a photo with my Bezzera
    Wow, it makes coffee AND takes photos! *;D

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by 343F342C273A6062550 link=1238591736/2#2 date=1238599730
    Quote Originally Posted by 1B3F363635350F1B3F233D3F500 link=1238591736/0#0 date=1238591736
    I have taken a photo with my Bezzera
    Wow, it makes coffee AND takes photos! *;D
    This would not be selective journalism :-/

    But hey I meant that my machine makes a good model and of course makes a beautiful coffee as well

    What more can a coffee snob ask for

    Does anybody know if these glasses are hardened as I have not been able to get any factual info so far

    KK

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    Try smashing one and then tell us. ;D

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by 40424E4646484F52210 link=1238591736/4#4 date=1238641996
    Try smashing one and then tell us. *;D
    That will surely do it
    But the espresso machine will miss its new friend :P

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    I have 4 double shot sized Palaks I got with a Turkish stovetop I bought a while back.
    They look like yours KK only smaller.

    They also included 2 similar looking "Vetravir" made in Italy.

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    This is interesting. When I bought my machine about 6mths ago I wanted some glasses for Mocchas & Lattes so I just bought a set of 4 from Woolworths for about $5. It didnt say anything on the pack about coffee or heat resistent but they looked right. I have just had another look at them and they have "Palaks" & "27" on the bottom. They are 105mm tall & hold 225ml - fine for Lattes.
    I just Googled Palaks and it threw up a couple of references for Duralex Picardy.
    So...what is the story on Palaks?

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    From what I have gathered from here, http://www.patricktaylor.com, Palaks is made by Pasabahce in Turkey, well known for glassware and ceramics.
    Also, Duralex is now largely owned by Turkish businessman and wholesaler, Sinan Solmaz. I cant determine if he has any connection with Pasabahce.

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    We have Palaks glasses for water/softdrink etc.- they were $10 for 10 at Bilo and we are on our second box. I know nothing about hardening, but I do know that when they break, they pretty much explode and shatter into a bazillion pieces. Ive never seen anything like it. :-/

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    So it sounds like we will get a bit of bang for our bucks with the Palaks! Just on appearance they looked to me like they were intended for hot drinks as they are fairly thick and look strong. The shot is not all that hot and the milk is even less so - probably OK for coffee even if not Pyrex-strong. What are others thoughts?

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    My daughter just chipped one of my glasses and I looked at the bottom of it... Palaks. They havent exploded on me yet. Mine are just the right size for lattes & long blacks. I like them, just cant remember where I got them from.

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by 5A40564343370 link=1238591736/9#9 date=1238780857
    they pretty much explode and shatter into a bazillion pieces
    Crystal type pieces?
    Like exploded tempered glass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4C706D767C7D6A7F777C180 link=1238591736/12#12 date=1238805176
    Quote Originally Posted by 5A40564343370 link=1238591736/9#9 date=1238780857
    they pretty much explode and shatter into a bazillion pieces
    Crystal type pieces?
    Like exploded tempered glass?
    Like little cubes of glass. Millions of them.

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    Duralex glasses are notorious for that as well- especially when collected out of a warm dishwasher..Kaboom! :o

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by 2E34223737430 link=1238591736/13#13 date=1238822254
    Like little cubes of glass. Millions of them.
    Good to know.
    They are tempered then.
    The best thing about when they break is that the little pieces are less likely to cut you.

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    I got a set from Woolworths a year or so back.
    They are tempered, I found out when one hit the floor, "BANG" then all you have left is a s@#t load of small pieces :o

    They are good though :)

    Im thinking about getting a set in a different size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 746F7073686F74000 link=1238591736/16#16 date=1238848530
    Im thinking about getting a set in a different size.
    Ill have to see if I can get some larger ones to go with my existing set.

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    So my find of my Palaks glasses in a thrift shop was not so unique after all
    I still like them very much as they feel good in the hand and easy to drink from :)

    At least I now know they are tempered glass

    KK

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    Re: Palaks glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by 0D2920202323190D29352B29460 link=1238591736/18#18 date=1238849290
    At least I now know they are tempered glass
    Same here.
    I couldnt bring myself to breaking up the set to find out. ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod View Post
    Same here.
    I couldnt bring myself to breaking up the set to find out. ;D
    The PALAKS glassware is a borosilicate process like PYREX & DURALEX. IMO ..... the best quality glassware.



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