John Lewis Botanist Glass Storage Jars
Don't buy, they just break
I bought a set of these canisters and was very pleased with the look of them.
However the tea canister mysteriously broke, I assumed I'd been careless and bought another. That one broke too.
I managed to get my money back from John Lewis for one of the canisters as I had the receipt for the second one. They say that they have referred the product on for review but have not admitted to any problem with the product. If I had not had the receipt I would have argued that the product is not fit for purpose so I should have a refund without a receipt.
I think that John Lewis should admit that these products have a design problem and withdraw them.
Do not buy, unless you are happy to replace it every few months.
16 December 2014
I have a set of all three of these jars but the tea canister has broken twice it seems very flimsy and the slightest knock cracks the jar which is a shame because I really love these jars bought another but not sure I want to buy another.
27 November 2014
Thin as paper!
Pleased to receive these as a wedding gift as the design is lovely. However when received you can feel the glass is thin as paper and one predictably broke at the corner within 2 weeks when I simply screwed the lid on!
Trying to return all of them if I can because once you put any weight inside they are an accident waiting to happen. Very surprised at JL for the terrible quality.
17 August 2014
Very poor product from John Lewis
I am very disappointed by this product.
Although it looks great the product is flawed in less than a few weeks of purchase a crack has developed at the bottom of the jar spilling sugar and glass everywhere. This product is either faulty or something is up with the design. Either way not happy at all with this jar.
07 April 2014
Pleasing to look at but too narrow
Lovely glass tea canister. Only trouble is you can't get your hand inside to get a tea bag from the bottom. A bit of a design flaw.
29 August 2013
wonderfully chic and wonderfully priced
I bought the set of three storage jars purely as I liked the style and I was delighted with them when they arrived. They look lovely on my worktop and do the job - yes they are a bit narrow on the top so you cant put your hand all the way in but a little tip of the jar and you can get the last dregs of coffee and sugar out. Also great as you can see when your running low (and to run out of sugar and tea in my house is a total disaster as I basically run on sweet tea) . Happy with my choice and think they have just the right retro look which you normally pay a lot more for - now just to get on to decorate the rest of my kitchen accordingly - best put the kettle on.......
04 December 2012
Lovely looking but fragile!
Bought a set of 3 storage jars from this range. Within a month 2 of them had broken - the front corners seem very fragile and the slightest knock on the worksurface caused them to smash, Very disappointed as they look lovely.
12 November 2012
Looking good in the kitchen.
Very pleased wiyh these jars. looking great in our kitchen. high quality at a reasonable price.
26 September 2012