Rated 3 out of 5Â by Selery Great, but....
I've had three of these 2.5 gallon bottles. I got three so I could juggle them and always have one at work and one at home with a good supply of water in both places. I haven't had trouble with the spigots leaking as some other reviewers have. I guess it's the luck of the manufacturing draw. My problem is the plastic bottles are TOO FRAGILE. The joint between the white plastic spigot and the clear plastic container body is TOO FRAGILE. It cracks and leaks much too easily. On one of mine I gently bumped one of the lower back corners and it just popped open. Seriously, I have always been gentle with these things, but they break way too easily. Manufacturer should use stronger plastic.
January 15, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by trojangal Multi-use
The espresso maker I have at home doesn't store much water in its compartment. After only a few brews, I have to refill the machine. Very annoying! This jug came so handy when I came across it online. I filled this jug with water and connected a plastic tube from its dispenser to my coffee maker. The days of refilling the machine every other day officially came to an end. It is so much more efficient now. Love it! The jug is slim, light, durable, and easy to use.
January 13, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5Â by wordsmoosher SO HAPPY WITH THIS JUG!!!
I've tried several things to keep my husband's sugar-free iced tea handy in the fridge, and this one is so good that I bought a second one to tuck away for the day when this one gives out and I need a new one. If it ever does, because it's sturdy and well-made. I bought the slimmer of the two, and it still holds two gallons of liquid in a very narrow space in the fridge. I use a funnel to put in the ingredients but the hole in the top is pretty large even if you don't have a funnel. I tighten the lid down, give it a good shake, put it in the fridge, and then unscrew the top most of the way so it can pour properly. To clean I put in hot water, some vinegar, and dish soap, let it soak, and run lots of clean water through the spout. It's just a great design and I love it!
June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by applehead1 Slimline Fridge Jug
I bought the larger (2.5 gal.) of the Slimline Fridge Jug since I wanted the convenience of having really cold water at the touch of a finger. It is so convenient to be able to hold a glass under the spigot and have a very refreshing drink. So easy to use, best purchase ever!
December 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Leaker It leaks
We were hoping it would help but all it does is leak all over our fridge.
It leaks from the tip as well as the "sealed" part around the tip.
March 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Tallktome Only one I can find, so it will have to do...
I've purchased about 6 of these. I buy them 2 at a time because they just don't last. They get brittle and crack over time. Every time. Usually around the bottom corners. But I am unable to find a better option, that is also BPA-free, so I buy 2 at a time, to ensure I have one on hand when it inevitably cracks.
August 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by oswald Second Jug Failing
Unfortunately the material is not up to the job.
First we had the 2.5 gal jug. Over time, one of the lower corners got brittle, and broke when I put it back in the fridge after a refill. Huge mess...
Exchanged it for the smaller version, thinking less water volume = less pressure on the thin plastic walls.
Low & behold, the same happened.
No rough handling, just in and out of the fridge every other day for refills. I imagine if you use it "on the go" it'll break even faster.
They need to reinforce the corners or use another material altogether, otherwise this is useless.
Could also use a plug of some sorts on the top, for depressurization. Having to twist the cap off and on to vent each time is tiresome.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by NENA REALLY GOOD PRODUCT
We ordered two Slimline Frig Jugs and they are great. Don't have to lug large milk jugs in and out of the frig .
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Taztrader Excellent Deal and a great space saver.
We bought 2, one for the main fridge and one for the garage fridge. We use the main fridge one until empty then refill it and put it in the garage fridge. At the same time we put the one that was in the garage in the main fridge. That way we always have really cold water.
May 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Needlenan Doesn't Function As Designed
About the only thing that was good about this jug was it's size. I bought it as a water dispenser in the fridge. We were having a party and I served tea in it. The liquid dribbled out very slowly. There are labels explaining that you need to loosen the lid to have a full stream of liquid. I did this but still did not get a good flow. The other thing it did was "take a deep breath". The flow would stop and the whole container would act as if it took a deep breath. I will tell you that when I returned it the staff at the store was very nice and accommodating.
May 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by jlevy51290 DO NOT BUY!
The apocalypse is upon us. I never thought this could happen or ever expected it to, but I have made my first TERRIBLE purchase from the container store. Normally the CS has high standards when curating the items they stock; they failed with this one.
This product has an air vacuum issue that causes the water to start off with a decent at-best flow and eventually slows to a trickle before you get to the one cup mark. You then need to tilt the jug back and forth for the bubbles to fill the chamber back up to get the water flow back at its *decent at best* level.
May 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by KC67 I bought the slimmer jug and it fits in the fridge great. Easy access to lemonade whenever we want!
April 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by AKAK good and bad
good size, easy carry, but it breaks too easily. we had to replace them every 6 months or so. Looking for the same design but stronger product
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Vett Sweet tea!
Love the size of this! Being from Texas we drink a lot of sweet tea, I was making a gallon every day. Now I can make almost 3 at a time what a time saver. The jug takes up just a little more room than my 1 gallon pitcher.
February 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by MamaM disapointing love
I continue to buy this jug even though they crack. The first lasted 8 months and developed a small crack in the body of the pitcher above where the spigot is. The second lasted 2 months even though i was much more gentle with it. The downward pressure applied to the jug when you open the spigot seems to stress the plastic too much and it developed a small crack and slow leak. I love how this fits in my fridge, i love having cold water on hand, i love the design. I wish they lasted longer. This is a design flaw.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by howie25 Great Water jug!
I love this water jug, and have been using it for years. It's easy to fill, clean, and it's BPA free! It is extremely space efficient in my already crowded refrigerator.
I've never had a problem with leakage, but i will have to say that it isn't 'unbreakable". I did have to replace a jug because of a crack in the corner. This was, though, due to some clumsy and rough handling on my part, and after several years of wear and tear...
Also, I do recommend cleaning out the spigot from time to time, and i generally use a cotton swab to get in there.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by dmjatl Really like this product
I am on about my fifth one of these containers. I use it for tea. I love the way in fits into the frig and how little space it takes up. My only issues are difficulty trying to clean it; and if it's put in the dishwasher, it tends to warp the threads on the top, making it difficult to screw the top on.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DanielDaPhotog i like it
works well fits perfectly in the fridge im very happy with it
December 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Cocoa81 The design is handy
It's ok...there's only 1 handle on the front so maneuvering it into the fridge was awkward for me. Also, it is quite large to fit under the faucet in my kitchen sink to fill up. otherwise, it's an ok product.
December 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by loveitorhateit unfortunate!
I really have a love hate relationship with this! I really love to have this product, it is very convenient but unfortunately I had 3 of them that all broke and started off with slow leaks, I really wish I could say good things about this product but I can't and sadly I want another one hoping it won't break.....but now i'm left waterless and I don't want to buy water bottles but I will have to find some sort of replacement
November 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by grannyel love this jug....
I am a bit embarrassed to be writing this review. I previously wrote one that stated how much I liked this small jug. with two teen boys, we use a lot of milk, and I bought this to be able to keep plenty on hand. twice in two weeks, the milk has spoiled!! the dating was great, so it wasn't that. I might try another one for water or tea, but this one is going back! I am extremely disappointed, as I love the design!
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by IgiturOne Super handy
Sturdy, well-designed, handy. We use it for filtered water. Has eliminated our need to buy bottled water, and it's always cold, and takes up almost no space in the fridge.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sagewiz Durable and great space saver
I use these in my refrigerator for iced tea. I originally purchased one of each size, but the large one is far too big (double the size) for daily use and ended up getting a second smaller one. However, for a party the larger one would be great.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BigT Leak.
Product is 95% OK. It would be 100% except for small, slow leak in valve.
September 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by luckymomma horrible horrible design
does not even fit in my refrigerator it is too long and my refrigerator is very large.
September 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by MS7165 Slimline Frig Jugs
Incredibly poor quality. Leaks and drips resulting in two messy cleanups before I trashed them.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TinaBrit great quality
Love this product. Fits wonderfully in fridge. Only suggestion is to have a relief hole somewhere on the top of jug.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Martian626 Water Dispenser
Product works as is described. Very simple idea. May consider buying the smaller version, just to use for Juice or other beverage.
July 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by montanagal good with reservations
I have had two of the 2.5 gallon jugs that I have used in our camper and both have cracked one around the spigot and the other around the top opening. I love these jugs as they fit conveniently in the refrigerator of our camper and I haven't found anything else comparable so I may buy another one. So far as I know they were never dropped or abused in any way. Annoying to have the water leak in the refrigerator.
July 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Containerreviewer123 Love it but...
The slimline bottle I bought first was great and two years later started dripping. Sigh. Now I bough the bigger one and it is brand new and I get the occasional drip. No big deal but notable...
June 28, 2013