There is no denying that a lovely glass of wine in the evening after a long day can work wonders, and we all know that a glass of red is the perfect addition to a lovely meal. So how do you make sure your wine glasses are sparkling and looking fantastic ready for that bottle to be opened? A stained glass can be unappealing. Here we look at ways to ensure your glasses look good as new every time.
Cleaning Wine Glasses By Hand
• Washing up liquid is good for cleaning glass but never use bleach and avoid perfumed detergents as the scent may linger.
• Rinse your glass with hot water as soon as you are finished with it. Be sure to hold the bowl of the glass and not the stem as this part is easily breakable. Turn the glass as you scrub it with a sponge.
• You can make a solution with white vinegar and water and use it to clean the glass. The acid breaks down wine stains and it will give the glass an extra shine. If the glass it badly stained, you can leave it to soak in a bowl of this solution.
• After washing your glass, rinse it with warm water and lay it upside down on a towel.
Cleaning Wine Glasses In The Dishwasher
Glass, unlike crystal, can be washed in the dishwasher safely. It is best to wash glass on a short cycle with only a small amount of detergent. Open the door of the dishwasher once the cycle has finished to let the humidity out and dry the glass off. Most people opt for hand cleaning glasses due to high washing temperatures having the potential to cause glass to crack.
There are certain products you can buy that are designed for cleaning wine glasses, but you will not need to spend money on these if you follow the above advice.