Gratnells glasses kits from MTA

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Marama T
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Gratnells glasses kits from MTA

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We bought three kits from MTA. Thirty glasses, box and foam insert for storage in each kit. And would you believe - you can't even fit all the glasses in the box! Holes in foam insert are too small and by the time you get to the last two rows the glasses won't fit in. They never even tried them out, clearly. Have asked for a partial refund because we do need the glasses. Will keep you informed... :redcard:
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Oh no! I am looking at a set from Westlab but there are only 20 glasses supplied with the kit. I wonder if they are the same inserts?
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I just had a look on the Westlab site and they are Gratnells kits and do look the same, though the slots for the glasses look bigger. Good luck with that! I'm going to track down a cabinet that goes on the wall to store the glasses - the kids won't bother putting the glasses in a fiddly foam insert anyway!
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I feel the frustration Marama T. I fell for that trap too . Just impossible to fit 30 glasses into a Gratnels and 20 wasn't enough for a class .
I sent mine back.
In the end , I spent a few hours with a Stanley knife and a ruler making 5 sets. Once I had the template figured out , it was easy . :whistling2:

As we have quite the assortment of different size glasses , it was the only solution . Apart from that , we figured the foam wasn't going to last five minutes with our lot .
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I bought the foam inserts, but not the Gratnells trays. I then put the inserts into old drawers we have and voila, glasses safe and it is very easy to spot the missing ones! There is a space at the end of the drawer to fit sanitiser, soap & paper towel.
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Oooh bigmack, excellent! Thanks for the inspiration.
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Marama T wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 10:23 I just had a look on the Westlab site and they are Gratnells kits and do look the same, though the slots for the glasses look bigger. Good luck with that! I'm going to track down a cabinet that goes on the wall to store the glasses - the kids won't bother putting the glasses in a fiddly foam insert anyway!
The Westlab foam inserts are for 20 safety glasses - https://www.westlab.com.au/gratnells-fo ... ty-glasses

Fits Shallow (F1) Trays & Deep (F2) Trays Only
Compartment Measurements: 40mm x 50mm
Dimensions: 60mm H x 275mm W x 427mm D

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