January 18, 2013

Favorite Friday #3: Ikea Reko glasses

Does it seem strange to have glasses be a favorite thing?

If you're a real-foodie, it probably isn't so weird. When we finally find our affordable, chemical-free, easy-to-use, easy-to-store pieces, we hold on to them tightly! Like our cast iron skillets, food processor and KitchenAid mixer (ooohh...the mixer will definitely need it's own Friday spot!).

I love the Reko's. These little babies are awesome.


1. They're glass, so they're BPA free. BPA (bisphenol A - a nasty little industrial chemical commonly found in plastics; like childrens cups). I don't want my kids sucking on BPA all day. Even though it's argued that the BPA only leaches out when the plastics are heated, is it really worth messing around with when there are better substitutes?

2. They're stackable. ALL KIDS CUPS SHOULD BE STACKABLE! I seriously can't figure out why anyone would make one that wasn't.

3. They're crazy affordable. Like $1.49 for SIX! Thank you, IKEA! (Find them HERE). At that price, if one breaks, who cares?!?

4. They're the perfect size for kids; roughly 7 ounces if filled to the brim, so about 6 ounces when filled for drinking.

5. For glass, they're very durable. We have actually dropped these from our countertop onto the ceramic tile floor WITHOUT them breaking. Not on purpose, of course, but it would be a fun experiment.

So yeah....I feel a little lame for being so thrilled about glasses. But they're seriously just perfectly little things and such a bargain that they just had to have a spot in the "favorites" posts.

What's the only thing better than a Reko?
A Reko full of RAW MILK!

Happy Friday!


  1. Thanks for this post. I have a cupboard full of miss-matched kids cups and have been looking to replace them, but glasses are oversized nowadays & my kids always need to fill everything to the top. I'll definitely be checking into these.

  2. Ikea has discontinued Reko Glasses, according to my local store in MA. Anybody know if there's a secondary market or vendor of these?