Crockery which are made mainly from porcelain or stoneware, often have intricate designs or patterns painted on them. Despite their elegant looks and often used to create a traditional dining setting, they remain fragile in nature.
ABOUT PORCELAIN TABLEWARE
Porcelains are made from ceramic; making them brittle and sensitive to changes in water temperature. Hence it is vital to ensure that there should not be a change in water temperature during the washing process.
It is recommended to use water of room-temperature and always submerge the larger surface of the tableware into the water, slowly. This allows the porcelain to adapt to the water temperature and prevent them from cracking.
As mentioned that porcelain are brittle, it is advisable to wash some of them by hand instead of machine-wash. Should you need to remove stains, never use bleach or corrosive detergents as this will damage them.
Instead use household items such as baking soda, toothpaste or vinegar by applying a desired portion onto the stain and wiped them with a damped cloth or sponge. Wash and rinse them well afterwards.
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ABOUT STONEWARE TABLEWARE
Likewise, taking extra precaution is necessary when cleaning stoneware due to its brittleness and sensitiveness to changes in water temperature.
To remove grease, squeeze a substantial amount of lemon juice onto the tableware and leave it for a few minutes. Afterwards, use a damped cloth or sponge and rub the greasy area. Wash it with detergent and rinse them well.
In addition, it is inevitable that, after use, unpleasant odor will linger onto the tableware due to ingredients like fish, garlic or spices. Simply create a solution of water mixed with ¼ cup of vinegar or baking soda and submerge the tableware into it. Wash and rinse well afterwards.
Over time, unsightly scuff marks will appear after frequent use of the tableware. To remove these marks, simply sprinkle a teaspoon of baking soda onto the area and wiped them with a damped cloth till the stain disappears. Once done, wash and rinse them.
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ABOUT GLASS TABLEWARE
The easiest way is to wash the glasses by hand, by filling the sink with water and adding a few drops of washing detergent, so that you can ensure that there are no residues left behind afterwards. Subsequently, overturn the glasses and leave them to dry on a dish mat or towel.
If you are using a dishwasher, leave spaces in between the glasses to prevent clinking and scraping. There are chances that residue will remain on the glasses after placing them in the dishwasher. To overcome this, simply fill a quarter cup of vinegar to the dishwasher’s rinse cup.
It is inevitable that a cloudy texture will appear on the glasses overtime after frequent use and cleaning. This phenomenon is known as etching. To prevent this, immediately wash glasses after use with a special cleaning agent known as a glass renovator. It is advisable to use the glass renovator once a month to remove any small scratches in the glasses and more importantly to preserve the condition of the glassware.
- Use of vinegar:
To remove cloudy residue or white streaks on glasses, dipped a cloth into a bowl filled with vinegar and warm water and gently wipe the interior and exterior of the glasses. Thereafter, rinse them in cold water to dissipate the vinegar’s odor and leave them to dry.
- Use of toothpaste:
One should not underestimate the benefits of such common household item. Simply spread some toothpaste onto the glasses and lightly scrub the stains with a brush. Once the stains have been removed, continue rinsing them in water and leave them to dry.