Rated 2 out of 5Â by Tangerine17 Beautiful But Not Practical
I have owned this bin twice now. I received it as a gift. When I opened the box, the wooden top had fallen through and smashed the bin into pieces. Anthropologie kindly sent me a replacement. Unfortunately, after less than a week, the top feel through again and broke a whole in the bottom and a crack up the side. The ceramic is VERY thin so it's not easy to glue. I actually super glued and duct taped the inside (tacky I know) because I really didn't want to throw it away. I put the crack side up against the backsplash. I don't know how much longer it will last though because the lid is constantly falling in unless you get it on just perfect. It's a beautiful piece just not very practical.
January 25, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by AshleyChristine Beautiful but too fragile
I had a similar experience as a former reviewer with cracking on the bottom. One day I noticed the bottom was crumbling and the sides had a couple of large cracks running up the side. It must have been because the lid would fall in. The lid is heavy and the material pretty thin. I didn't try to return because it had been a couple months since I had purchased and the order wasn't showing in my history. I used epoxy to try to stop the cracking and crumbling. I will now use this just for decorative purposes. If I had known this was going to be a purley decorative piece, I probably wouldn't have bought due to the price.
December 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bulbrandt Easy remedy for making the lid air tight
I too had a broken bin when it arrived. Customer service was wonderful and I explained the problem of the lid falling in and breaking the bin. I asked them to put shipping instructions to wrap the wooden lid so it could not fall into the bin during shipping. Then after receiving The replacement I resolved the loose wooden lid situation by spreading some clear silicone on the under lip of the lid. I also spread a bit of Vaseline on the top edge of the bin so the silicone wouldn't stick. I placed the lid with the still gooey silicone down firmly on the bin to make a "mold" of the top rim. Remove the wooden lid and allow to firm up and set (I left mine overnight.) Wipe off the Vaseline. Now you have a bin with a silicone seal that stays in place is not visible and provides an air tight seal. The bin Is absolutely beautiful. I smile every time I walk into the kitchen.
March 13, 2013