The difference between ECON and ELITE glassware

The Difference Between ECON And ELITE

Here at Inn Supplies, we offer two ranges of reusable glassware.

These two ranges, ECON and ELITE, are both high in quality and made of strong shatterproof plastic giving the appearance of glass. Although not significantly different, the most suitable choice is completely dependent on the intended usage.

ECON range

Made from virgin food-grade crystal polystyrene, glasses in the ECON range are cost-effective “light use” products. These glasses are fully reusable and ideal for general purpose or outdoor use. They are also lightweight.

Popular products in this range include champagne flutes, wine glasses, hiball glasses and shot glasses.

ELITE range

Made from shatterproof polycarbonate plastic, ELITE glasses offer a heavier feel and have been tested in excess of 500 glass washer cycles.

These glasses are commonly the best go-to choice for commercial environments such as pubs, bars, and venues.

Popular products in this range include remedy glasses, reusable coffee mugs, plastic bowls and plastic jugs.

Is there are a difference in appearance?

No. For all intents and purposes, both ECON and ELITE ranges look very similar; the polycarbonate glasses in the ELITE range are thicker and heavier however.

Both ranges equally give the appearance of glass.

Are they suitable for commercial use?

CE Marked Glasses

Be confident to know our reusable glasses are CE Marked and approved for commercial use. Please check the product descriptions for the relevant information.

When can you drink inside pubs in the UK?

Pubs Serving Drinks On May 17

Pubs and restaurants in England will be allowed to reopen indoors from Monday 17 May.

In step three of the government’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, restrictions on social mixing will be lifted and customers will be allowed to sit indoors when dining.

According to government advice, strict Covid safety guidelines will still apply. Here’s what you can expect as lockdown rules ease.

Customer numbers

The rule of six or two households in a gathering will apply.

Groups beyond the legal limits will not be served indoors.

Test and Trace

Customers will need to provide contact details to help the NHS Test and Trace system. It will be a legal requirement that these details are recorded.

Pubs will also need to have a system in place to ensure information can be collected from customers who do not have a smartphone or don’t want to use the app.

Ordering food

No substantial meal will be required for customers to enjoy a drink inside, but customers will need to order, eat and drink while seated to avoid queues at the bar.

When customers are out of their seats – for example, to be shown to their table or going to the bathroom – a face covering will need to be worn and social distancing guidelines will need to be adhered to.

Face masks

Customers will be required to wear face coverings inside premises, other than when seated at a table to eat or drink.