I have bought 2 Grande lamps in the last 2 years and both are horribly cloudy and the lava flow is subpar. I have left messages on the Lava LIte web site and gotten no response at all about the cloudy issue. They did admit that their lamps are made in China. I think this is probably the problem. On the other hand I have many knock off lava lamps in various sizes and colors which I'm pretty sure are Chinese and they are clear and flow beautifully. I'm pissed that I have to go to the contortions that I've read here just to get a clear, nice flowing Grande or 52oz. I can't believe that the slave labor in China is soooo cheap that they can make them there and ship them all the way to the USA and do it cheaper than building them here. I'm also desperate for them to re-release a classic traditional Century lamp. Any observations or ideas or knowledge is welcome.