Top Diameter: 1-1/2" (1.500" or 38mm) Bottom Diameter: 1-7/32" (1.218" or 31mm) Length: 1-1/2" (1.500" or 38mm)
Size #18 Cork Stoppers in Extra Select Grade are superb tapered corks. Made from 100% natural cork. Size #18 Extra Select Corks Stoppers are manufactured to exacting standards to provide a secure fit every time. All cork stoppers are visually sorted depending on their quality grade. The cork grade is determined by the lenticels (crevices) that occur naturally in the cork. Extra Select are among the highest grade available, meaning they have smaller and fewer lenticels than a XXX or XXXX grade.
Received a painted cork product. Kids used it before I saw it and it out bad chemical smell and paint residue in their hot drink!
Ordered 6-R28-EXTR-CS. It had good reviews and looked right online. Product delivered was covered in white paint. Disaster!
[Reply From WidgetCo: Please note, we do not use paint on our corks - ever. The sanitization process is a peroxide wash to kill any microbials and can mechanically change the finish of the cork to give a bleached or white appearance. We immediate tested these corks in our own test in hot water and was not able to find any chemical odor. Cork is natural product and the natural bark material is in the cork can, in very rare occasions, give slightly change flavor or wines and spirits and other beverages. In these situations of cork taint, the odor and flavor can be undesirable. The benefits of cork contributing to enhanced flavor of wine (aging) and the very positive environmental impact of cork makes it an excellent closure in many situations. Even thermos used corks for decades.
Regardless, we take any complaint very seriously and are always looking for ways to improve our product experiance. We thank you for your feedback.
Kathleen X, New York - 2/11/2020
Can not recommend for 1950s era Stanley 1qt themos
I purchased 4 of these 18 x-select based off of reviews of use in Stanley thermoses.
These did NOT work in my 50s era 944 thermoses. They did indeed fit in, but in doing so only
left a 1/4" or so above the rim. I destroyed 2 trying to get them out once they were set in a hot thermos, by having to pry on them.
Not enough material left to get a good finger purchase on.
I did NOT slam or pop them in.
This is not the manufactures fault. I can only assume those who claim these were perfect fits had either a 943 pint thermos(smaller opening in the 50s) or a later thermos, or
were only using for display purposes.
I will try a size 19.
Shipping and packaging was fine.
Dan K., North Carolina - 2/11/2019
Size 18 for vintage stanley thermos
I don't recommend for 1950s era 1qt model 944 thermoses. I recently purchased 4, and out of 4, 1 worked pretty well. Leaving enough mtrl to grasp and remove.
The other 3 left only 1/4 in above the rim for grasping.
Once "set" with hot beverage, they could not be removed. I had to pry out with a knife.
I did not "pop" these in. Simply pressed down snug and let the cap set.
Quality seems very good if you need this size.
I purchased because of the stanley thermos references, and can only assume the 50s era had wiider openings or reviewers are basing off of display purposes only.
Shipping and packaging were fine.
Danny K, Concord, NC - 2/7/2019
I measured the opening and went with a wide top and took a guess at half measurement because I wanted the cork to sink at least half way in and it worked!
Hortencia S., Oregon - 1/5/2019
Size 18 cork stoppers
Always receive my order fast, packaged well and cork product is always superb, holds up for years. Nice doing business with Widgetco.com.
Irene F, Southern CA - 11/18/2018
I could not find the product anywhere else. I used your site for the second time for similar cork. It came on porch in a couple of days after order was made. The quality is very good. Thank you for being there.
Aleks G., Delaware - 7/27/2017
Ordered the Extra Select corks to replace a lower quality cork received with my water bottle from elsewhere. These corks were excellent in quality and fit perfectly. Very happy they don't crumble or have an offensive odor like the low quality cork they are replacing. Thank you!
Valerie T., Ohio - 3/4/2017
Yes these are a tad spendy BUT once you examine the quality you will agree that these are Medical Grade and well worth the price.
Greg W, Duluth, MN - 1/31/2017
Quality merchandise. Shipping was exceedingly prompt. Highly recommend for quality and cork choices.
Ric F, Lancaster, WI - 11/22/2016
Personal buyer pop
Seem to be good quality. My only complaint might be that the original corks for my Stanley vacuum bottles are much longer. I will see if these continue to perform and how well.
Jeffrey P, Texas - 11/8/2016
Premium corks, fit perfectly, love them! will buy from this company AGAIN!
Kim R, Oklahoma - 8/14/2016
I am so glad to be able to purchase these corks. They are perfect for my old Stanley thermos.
Susan T, North Carolina - 7/25/2016
I left a negative comment about 2 poor quality corks and did not try to return them because of the minimal expense. I was surprised when I received replacement corks that were perfect. WIDGETS actually read my review and acted on my comments. WOW!!!
My initial 1 star rating is now a 5 STAR rating!
Charlie F, Sumner, TX - 6/22/2016
I bought 3 size 18 Extra Select corks to use in an old thermos. Size was fine but quality was not acceptable! One cork was Extra Select and sealed the thermos fine. The second cork was of average quality (But not Extra Select as described online). It would seal only if alot of force was used. The third cork was not usable due to the number and large size of the crevices. I did not return the corks because of the time and expense. I tossed the third cork in with my fishing tackle. i wouldn't buy again.
[From WIDGETCO: Sorry to hear this, we will rush out replacement corks today.]
Charlie F, Texas - 6/15/2016
First Class Service and Communication
Looked at many internet sites to buy replacement stoppers for antique Stanley Thermos. Came across WIDGETCO who offered a product that suited and had good reviews. Excellent communication and assistance from the company. On line ordering very easy to use and quick despatch. Postage fees very reasonable. Would recommend. Thanks.
Don C, Australia - 6/9/2016
Cork Stopper, Extra Select
Great cork stopper, fits my vacuum bottle perfectly. Extremely fast delivery.
Claire N., California - 5/18/2016
The product is great. This is the second time I ordered this type of cork (a different size) and I am very happy with them. The service and shipping are perfect. Thank you.
Olga P., Albuquerque, NM - 2/26/2016
These are great corks. Company is great; shipping perfect. Thank you!
Maury R, Narberth, PA - 12/8/2015
I needed a 1-1/2" cork for a large decorative bottle. Great product, fits bottle properly, good price, good shipping costs, delivery fast.
photofan, Southern, CA - 10/17/2015
Perfect fit for vintage Stanley Thermos.
I read a review on the site about the size 18 being the correct size to replace the 60 year old cork for my Stanley thermos, spoke to customer service to confirm and ordered it. Here is a jiffy as promised and it fits! Thank you,.
Carolyn A, Stamford, CT - 10/9/2015
I ordered a #18 cork stopper; it was a perfect fit. Need I say more?
PaulN, CMH - 6/30/2015
Great quality. Except I needed a longer cork!
Tom S., Albuquerque, NM - 6/2/2015
Porcelain Milk Bottle Stopper
Perfect for my porcelain milk bottle. You can get any size you wish. Very fast delivery and easy to order, have ordered from them many times and have never been disappointed.
Susan, Tennessee - 3/18/2015
Just what I was looking for!
Great replacement for my old Stanley thermos that uses a cork stopper. Cork was just the right fit and was excellent quality.
Paul K, Tucson, AZ - 3/2/2015
Tx Ty, New Mexico - 11/24/2014
Superb product, service & price.
Jeff J, Brooklyn, NY - 6/13/2014
Ken W., New Orleans, LA - 5/9/2014
Ordered to replace the No 11, one piece, stopper for Aladdin Stanley Thermos. The original stopper is no longer available. The cork size 18 is correct but the cork leak in the thermos. This may be due more to thermos construction, i.e. threads, than the cork which seems to be a high quality. My order was delivered promptly and was packaged in bubble wrap to protect the corks. Will use WIDGETCO again for cork products.
John D., Mississippi - 4/24/2014
Not good for a Thermos
Size is perfect for fitting a Vintage Stanley Thermos, but nothing like the original cork stopper that comes with it at time of purchase. If your plan is to use it as a replacement for your thermos as I did, buyer beware. Customer service is great though and Very fast shipping.
Roy A., California - 1/31/2014
Not good for a Thermos
Recently ordered a few new Cork stoppers for my thermos Size 17 and 18, decided to go with the extra special after reading the quality that supposed to go into manufacturer's choice corks and boy was I disappointed. After 1 use of my #18 extra special cork it broke in half upon attempting to remove it (shake my head) very disappointed in the quality, would give the #17 a try but didn't end up fitting my thermos top. Used the stock Cork for over 2 years without fault or leaks before it finally gave away, used your cork for 1 day and managed to prove they just don't make things like they use to. Hopefully it was a defective one none the less exploring my other options for better quality would not like to shell out more cash and get my hopes up for history to repeat itself.
[Reply from WIDGETCO: Yes, indeed, this does sound like a bad cork, we are happy to send another one out.]
Roy A., Elk Grove, CA - 1/22/2014
Great for vintage milk bottles
Size 18's are perfect for vintage milk bottles. Using plastic caps on old bottles just seemed so wrong. These work great. Fast shipping too!
Rick W., Las Vegas, NV - 1/16/2014
Ex. Select #18 cork stoppers
Great product , price, and service . Super fast shipping too . Thanks
Mark, Tennessee - 11/23/2013
Replaced cork stoppers #18
Excellent, buy 'em.
Ruth Y, San Francisco - 3/13/2013
Size 18, Ex. Select
Perfect for my needs (in ceramic pieces for display and use), present well, speedy shipping for small quantity, items better than described, reasonable prices.
C. R. W., Spokane WA - 1/10/2013
PC, Lodi ,NJ - 10/25/2012
Cork 17 & 18
This will be a combined Review. The corks were well packaged and nicely made. I unfortunately ordered the corks too large and seeing the quality of these I did not hesitate to order the smaller sizes. As for these I have plans for them they will fit. The purchasing with PayPal is a plus and the shipping was fast...esp out here in Hawaii. When the need arises I would be happy to do business with them again.
Richard U., Honolulu, HI - 8/20/2012
Ordered corks for my antique crocks, they were perfect. Order arrived in a timely manner. Very well pleased.
Connie S., Lancaster,PA - 8/9/2012
Very good for my glass water bottle
I bought an ELLO glass water bottle and I wanted an alternative to the plastic cap(which is PBS free btw) so I went with cork, I ordered size 17 and 18 but they were too small and leaked, so I called customer service and they send me some more, and they also sent me size 19 which they all we're water tight, and only a few 18 were water tight, you really need to get the largest possible cork size for your application
Marc M, Torrance - 7/15/2012
Great Product and Fast Shipping
Thank you so much! While your communication is excellent, the shipment arrived so quickly that the tracking information really wasn't necessary! Purchased the 24th, arrived the 26th, and shipping was FREE! A great product, too! As good as it gets. Thanks again, I will definitely recommend your company, and shop here again myself!