Beakers and flasks are essential items in any science lab and are something that always need to be renewed. Breakages and losses mean that beakers and flasks are items that are in constant demand. They come in all shapes and sizes and we highlight some of the very best picks available right now on Amazon in our top 5 reviews below…

#5 Emsa Perfect Beaker

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We’re going to start our reviews with a look at first choice, the highly versatile Emsa Perfect Beaker. Alton Brown from the TV Show Good Eats loves this product – high praise indeed! This item is the perfect answer for precise measurement of both liquid and dry ingredients like healthy drinks, sauces, salad dressings, marinades and flour mixtures. Its ingenious narrow base gives great fine tuning and accuracy when measuring smaller quantities. Many buyers have commented that the eye-catching shape of the unit is very aesthetically pleasing and a great addition to any kitchen.

As a measuring dish it’s unequalled, not only is it very accurate, it measures in all the most commonly used units – milliliters, cubic centimeters, fluid ounces, pints, teaspoons, tablespoons and cups. Great if you find pouring into spoons to measure quantities tricky to do. One big advantage of the Emsa Perfect Beaker is that you can mix a few ingredients right in the unit by adding them in and totting up the measurements on the scale, saving time and washing up.

It is made in Germany from BPA free plastic, has a beveled rim that makes pouring both easy and drip-free and is dishwasher-safe (although some people prefer not to put plastic in the dishwasher). It can handle boiling water easily and comes in two style options – with seal or without seal, this is the Esma terminology for with or without a lid.

 

#4 Glass Beaker Set Karter Scientific 214t2 50ml 100ml 250ml

 

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Next up for review we have a Glass Beaker Set, the 214T2 by Karter Scientific in 3 Sizes – 50ml, 100ml and 250ml. This set of the three most popular sizes of low form beaker is made from sturdy Class A high quality borosilicate glass which has great inert properties, meaning the beakers will not react with their contents. The range of sizes makes this an ideal solution for most small measuring and mixing jobs.

There’s a vast array of uses for these beakers, including measuring liquids and powders, essential oils, candle making, heating substances, electroplating, home and school laboratory and as a more than adequate replacement for much more expensive lab equipment. The beakers are very good quality for the low price with rolled rims and rounded bottom edges. They represent excellent value and are not easily broken –  being equally at home with high temperatures or freezing liquids.

 

#3 Glass Erlenmeyer Flask Set Karter Scientific 214U8 with Rubber Stoppers -50ml 150ml and 250ml

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Also by Karter Scientific is the 214U2 Glass Erlenmeyer Flask Set in 3 Sizes – 50ml / 150ml / 250ml. Again these are three of the most popular and practical sizes of flask in use today and are made from heavy duty high quality 3.3 borosilicate Class A glass.

With the range of sizes in the set, these highly versatile flasks are suitable for measuring and mixing most small quantities – like for example candle making, science projects, heating liquids, cooking recipies and much more. The measurements on the glass are easy to read, so if you need a inepensive, great value for money alternative to a major brand product like Pyrex this three-piece Glass set will do the job for you.

 

#2 Glass Low Form Beaker Set Karter Scientific 213A8 with Zinc Plated Beaker Tongs 50ml 100ml 250ml 500ml 1000ml

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Another Karter Scientific product – the 213A2 Karter Scientific Low Form Glass Beaker 5 Piece Set in 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, 500ml and 1000ml is our runner-up in this review section. These glass beakers are made from high quality glass, sturdy and hard wearing 3.3 borosilicate Class A with etched graduation markings.

They are microwave-safe and can stand up to dramatic changes in temperature, several buyers have reported that they have successfully gone from boiling heat, ovens and even torches to plunging into ice without any noticable effect on the beakers. The range of sizes right up to one litre makes this set very versatile and highly useful in a lot of home and laboratory applications.

This set also comes complete with a set of quality zinc-plated tongs for ease of removal of items from your beakers

 

#1 Karter Scientific 213C2 Glass Graduated Cylinder 3 Piece Set 10ml 50ml 100ml

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Our top pick in the Beakers and Flasks section is the 213C2 Karter Scientific Graduated Cylinder 3 Piece Set 10ml 50ml and 100ml are a bit different in that they have a hexagonal base which prevents the beakers from rolling off the work surface and smashing if they are tipped over. They also have three small dimpled feet on the bottom that they stand on, which prevents heat direct transfer to the surface you are working on and can also help to reduce mess.

Perfect for laboratory as well as home use and equally at home holding acid as they are with cake-mixing ingredients, aromatherapy products, perfumes or any small quantities. The cylinders have clear, easy to read graduated markings and have decent accuracy for a product in this price range.