This Penguin Ice Bucket has been passed from one generation to another within my family. Actually, my family always called it the 'Polar Bear' for some reason I don't understand. There are Penguins all over it.
It was manufactured by the West Bend Aluminum Company. Honestly, I alway thought, and still do, that it was made of stainless steel.
We use it to hold ice for making drinks at parties. Since Asians are not too big on cocktails, it is nice that the ice bucket is completely sealed and when the ice melts it does not leak out.
The Penguin is well insulated. It could also be used to keep things warm. It would probably be okay for keeping chili or soup warm.
This ice bucket is well designed and very appealing to the eye. There is a pattern of marching penguins across the top. The bottom of the bucket is stamped: West Bend Penguin Hot & Cold Server, A Product of West Bend Aluminum Co. It is 8 inches high and the opening is 7 inches in diameter.
My Penguin Ice Bucket meets my needs.