My first reaction to the Revere Tapster was, “How elegant!” Take a boring can of beer and serves it like a fine beverage. You insert a can of beer, and close the lid, which punctures the can, and allows you to pour it out of a beautiful looking server.
It’s available for purchase at a very reasonable price.
I think there was a copper bodied one too. It had Pabst on the side.
I just bought one of these at a vintage cookware shop in San Francisco. I had planned to use it as a carafe for hot coffee to refill my mug on weekends — without having to move my dog off my lap — but then the shopkeeper told me what it was and now I love it even more. I haven’t used it yet though. Is it dishwasher safe? How should I clean it? Is using it for coffee a bad idea? It’s so cool.
Good questions. It is made of nickel-silver with a solid brass handle. Nickel-silver is a copper-nickel alloy while brass is a copper-zinc alloy. The risk with some metals is that they will tarnish significantly in the dishwasher. For example, pewter and aluminum will heavily tarnish and it is hard to get them back to normal afterwards. Brass is known to be tarnish-prone, so based on that alone, I would keep it out of the dishwasher. Nickel-silver is supposed to be a corrosion resistant alloy (they used it for marine environments) but I have no idea what it would do in the dishwasher. I would say overall, the risk is high putting the Tapster in the dishwasher.