• Discover the ideal plastic or glass beakers for your laboratory’s general scientific applications from our wide selection of high-quality options.
  • Handle a wide range of volumes with lab beakers that hold volumes ranging from 10 mL to 10,000 mL.
  • Equip a new lab with the KIMBLE® KIMAX® glassware starter kit that offers beakers in a range of sizes in one convenient and comprehensive bundle.
  • Reduce the risks of accidental breakages with DURAN® SUPER DUTY glass beakers for applications that require higher mechanical strength.
  • Rely on the KIMBLE® micro beaker microscale MICROFLEX for performing micro titrations and maintaining good suspensions.
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Laboratory Beakers FAQs

Laboratory Beakers

Frequently Asked Questions

A lab beaker is a multi-purpose lab apparatus. Its primary uses include:

  • Heating substances over a heating source, such as a Bunsen burner.
  • Holding liquids.
  • Measuring approximate volumes of liquids using graduated markings on the beaker.
  • Preparing, mixing, or stirring solutions.

The primary types of beakers are low-form and tall-form beakers.

  • Low-form beakers, also called Griffin beakers, have a spout designed to have excellent pouring characteristics. These beakers can be used to heat liquids.
  • Tall-form beakers, also called Berzelius beakers, are taller than Griffin beakers and have narrower openings, ideal for titration experiments.

The difference is that the DURAN® heavy-wall filtering glass beaker can withstand higher mechanical stress, providing better safety and durability than standard beakers. However, standard beakers are ideal for single-point heating (ie. using a hot plate or Bunsen burner) due to higher thermal shock resistance.

Plastic beakers offer several benefits, such as being durable, recyclable, lightweight, resistant to breakage, and impervious to corrosion.

Plastic beakers have limitations, including reduced heat and chemical resistance, increased gas permeability potentially affecting experimental results, and reduced optical clarity, making it difficult to observe reactions.

Yes. Laboratory beakers can be used with filters or funnels for filtration and transferring liquids. Beakers can be used as part of a filtration setup to collect flow-through when a funnel fitted with filter paper separates solids from liquids.

DWK offers the KIMBLE® BEAKERplus™ beaker that combines the features of a beaker and an Erlenmeyer flask, ideal for mixing and use with filters or funnels.