CreativeWare 3-Gallon Ice Cylinder & Fruit Infuser Drink Dispenser

Last updated date: October 9, 2020

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CreativeWare 3-Gallon Ice Cylinder & Fruit Infuser Drink Dispenser

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Overall Take

The ice infuser ensures you can keep your beverages cold without letting melted ice dilute them. You can also add in sliced fruits to the infuser. The base is stable with durable construction. In our analysis of 42 expert reviews, the CreativeWare CreativeWare 3-Gallon Ice & Fruit Infuser Drink Dispenser placed 1st when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,606 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The dispenser is also stable. The stability comes from the fact that you can lock it securely onto the base which ensures it does not move when in use.
- BMO Harris Bradley Center
It contains an ice holder that ensures your beverage remains cold as per your needs
- Ice Makers Hub
3-gallon capacity enables the beverage dispenser to hold plenty of drinks
- A Guide Product
The ice column is sized generously to hold a lot of ice to maintain the temperature of your drinks. This feature is removable as well so you can refill it with ice even while there is still some left in it.
- HomeBarTools
This beverage dispenser can hold up to three gallons of the drink of your choice.
- Daily Beast
It can hold up to 3 gallons, and you can fill the interior compartment with cucumbers, lemons or strawberries to add a hint of flavor.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Made of Triton material, this dispenser a ice column and infuser to flavor anyone’s favorite beverage.
- Tool Box
A basic beverage dispenser you don't have to worry about breaking
- BestReviews
What experts didn't like
It is not suitable for over 7% alcohol content beverages
- Ice Makers Hub
Would be better if a grip ring was added at the base
- A Guide Product
The spigot of this beverage dispenser drips a little when filled to the top. One way to work around this is to tighten the plastic not using a wrench for a better seal.
- HomeBarTools
Lid is difficult to remove
- Wiki EZ Vid
Spigot can leak if tightened too much
- BestReviews

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An Overview On Drink Dispensers

If you love entertaining with lots of people at your place, having a beverage dispenser is a good idea. This is a large drink serving vessel, typically made of glass, that has a spigot at the bottom. You fill up the vessel with whatever beverage you want to serve and guests can then use the spigot to take out their drinks on their own. It’s an excellent self-serve option at parties that reduces mess and spills you commonly get with bottles and cartons. Plus, the drink dispenser looks whimsical because it’s clear, so you can add in different fruits and herbs to create a fanciful and delicious signature drink.

Often called an infusion jar, spigot jar or glass urn, a drink dispenser is a versatile serving vessel. You can put almost any kind of drink in there as long as it is liquid enough to go through the spigot. Thicker beverages like smoothies and bubble tea cannot fit through most spigots. However, you can serve sangria, ice tea, punch and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions.

Most drink dispensers are made out of glass, while others also include stainless steel, ceramic and acrylic materials. The key benefit to the glass drink dispenser is that you can see inside. This is beneficial for the guests because they can get a good look at the drink, and it’s beneficial to the host because you know when you need to refill it. Ceramic is a great option if you’re looking for durability and longevity. Stainless steel beverage dispensers are easy to clean and have a unique aesthetic. Acrylic is an almost unbreakable material, so it’s a good option for homes with children.

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If you want to infuse your beverage with additional flavor and make it more visually appealing, add in slices of different kinds of fruit, such as lemons, oranges, strawberries and blackberries. You can also put in slices of cucumber for a more savory flavor. Don’t forget the herbs like basil and mint. If you want to make sure the fruit and herbs don’t clog the spigot, be sure to stir the drink every hour or so to keep the fruit from fully setting at the bottom near the spigot. To keep your drink extra cool, add in frozen grapes and blueberries.

The Drink Dispenser Buying Guide

  • Consider how you will be using the drink dispenser. This will help you determine the best one for your needs. For example, do you see yourself entertaining every weekend and using the drink dispenser to make fancy signature drinks? Or do you plan to use the drink dispenser in your day-to-day life and make a big batch of cucumber water? Is the drink dispenser for kids’ birthday parties or for formal social gatherings?
  • Consider storage when purchasing a drink dispenser. Do you have room to keep the vessel when not in use, as they can be fairly large. Keep in mind that you can also find stackable drink dispensers, which is key if you have a small space and want to have multiple drink dispensers. This is a an excellent way to maximize your space.
  • Drink dispensers are available in multiple sizes. You can find small ones under a gallon to larger ones that are three to five gallons. Consider how many people the drink dispenser will be serving at one time most often, and select the size that will fit best in your kitchen or dining room.
  • The spigot is an important element to look at because you don’t want your drink dispenser to leak or leave a mess every time a guest pours themselves a drink. Most drink dispenser spigots are made from plastic or stainless steel. Both options are durable, though a plastic spigot can sometimes become lose after years of use. However, they are still a great option for occasional party use. Stainless steel is a good choice if you plan to use the drink dispenser on a daily basis as they are highly durable and secure.
  • Some drink dispensers come with a separate ice infuser that is either in the center of the drink dispenser or underneath it. You fill the section with ice to keep your drink cool without having the melted ice dilute your beverage. This is especially handy in the summer months or in warm climates.