Although they come in various capacities and designs, the main purpose of drinking glasses is to hold your beverages and it is crucial to choose the correct ones for any special settings. For instance, serving wine requires the use of wine glasses because holding the glass by the stem transfers less heat from your hands to the wine. Additionally, wine glasses have a large opening, thereby allowing the aroma to flow into your diners’ nose easily.
ABOUT DRINKING GLASSES
Handling fragile glasses requires extreme caution as such it is highly recommended to keep them in glass jacks or racks that are designed to specifically store every individual glass before transporting. This prevents unnecessary movements and collisions thereby reducing the chance of breakages.
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.
Instead of using dishwashing detergent, here are some ways to remove stains naturally:
- 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.
If you wish to use the dishwasher, ensure that the crystal glasses are dishwasher-safe by checking the product guide first. If it’s safe, place the glasses on the rack of the dishwasher and ensure that there is sufficient space around it- else scratches will form during the washing process. Next, add a small amount of detergent into the dishwasher and begin the cleaning. Once done, allow the crystal glasses to cool first before removing from the dishwasher.
For crystal that does not permit the use of dishwasher, you can create a solution of warm water and a small amount of dish soap. Submerge the crystal into the solution and rub its interior and exterior with a sponge or cloth. Subsequently, rinse the crystal with warm water and be sure to remove any residue to prevent clouding. Lastly, dry them with a cloth to remove any water spots.