Conundrum Wine Decanter
Conundrum Wine Decanter is a product of the brand Final Touch. This brand designs anything you can imagine from Chef Tools, Tabletop and Bar to Storage; all related with cooking, drinking.
This decanter features a unique design with a 2-phase aeration and oxygenation system that brings decanting to a higher level. It is available in two sizes (375ml and 750ml) and further sets with wine glasses from the same series.
Glass and Stainless steel
The curved design of this red wine decanter provides most wines with sufficient aeration.
The Conundrum Wine Decanter has a shape which aerates the wine to the perfect point while decanting. To get the desired result, it works with a 2-phase process. The first phase starts when pouring the wine into the decanter; thanks to the design the wine travels strategically out and onto the sides of the decanter, providing a first aeration and oxygenation. The second phase happens when serving, the wine is again dispersed over the curves giving it the final touch of air and so the maximising the scent and flavour of the wine.
The design of the decanter is not only helping the process of aeration of the wine, but it also gives a better grip. The opening is big enough to make very easy and comfortable filling from the bottle and later on, pouring into the glass. This wine decanter is made out of glass and has a stainless steel base which gives it a sophisticated touch as well as more stability.
Although the Conundrum Wine Decanter is made out of a resistant glass, it could crack or even break if not handled with care. There are two sizes available. In the decanter featured in this review you can fit half a bottle of wine. The other decanter is for a full bottle of wine. But you can double-check this with our overview of the sizes (further up "sizes").
To continue using your decanter and get the maximum potential out of it you should keep it clean and dry. As wine decanters are used to separate the sediments and residues from the actual drinkable wine, it is very common to find stains and dry sediment at the bottom.
Depending on the shape of the decanter cleaning it can result more or less difficult. The case of the Conundrum Wine Decanter shouldn't cause a lot of trouble as it has a carafe shape which makes it a lot more comfortable to reach the bottom.
However, the neck is not wide enough for any adult to put their hands inside, so you must use the right tools. Read more about "how to clean your carafes and decanters" if you want to know what to do and what not to do when cleaning your decanter.
First of all, use hot water (not boiling): even when the tool is not cleaned right after its use. Pouring hot water into it and leaving overnight will help the stains and deposits to soften.
We recommend you to use restaurant crystal cleaner as a soap. It is an ultra concentrated soap, made from natural ingredients, derived from plants and salt. Contains no solvents, no harsh chemicals and it's completely biodegradable.
We recommend you to use the cleaner with the right brushes, this will give you the best result. They need to be flexible for those hard to reach places, easy to use and to clean.
If the stain is too adhered to the glass you should use decanter cleaning balls. Pop them in you wine decanter with some water and restaurant crystal cleaner and swirl them around.
We recommend you to dry it using a decanter stand. They need to be very stable and have a protection at the top so the fine glass is not scratched.
Finally, once you have used the stand and it seems like there is still water or condensed water, use the Eich Glas Wine Decanter Dryer. Press the microfiber-cloth into the decanter and twist the drying wand quickly between the palm of your hands until the decanter is clean and dry.
Taking into consideration the comments from the amazon page (product with three and a half stars) we conclude that they consider this decanter beautiful and functional. Although for some the small version (375ml) is too small as you cannot fit a full bottle of wine in it.
Also, we can say that some costumers were disappointed as the decanter does not look exactly the same in reality as on the pictures. This though, it's somehow a subjective question, as there were some other costumers being perfectly satisfied with the product and its looks.
Last but not least, there are no problems commented in relation to sending back the product in case the customer is no happy. It is very easy and without further inconvenience.