Product care of glass products
High-quality mouth-blown glass products can last forever - all you have to do is take good care of them. In the following guide, we will therefore help you to ensure that you enjoy your eternity products for as long as possible.
Washing and care of glass
Glass products can withstand being put in the dishwasher with a gentle programme. We recommend using a special program for glass at a low temperature, which does not exceed a washing temperature of 40 degrees. It keeps your glass products beautiful and clear for a long time.
Get rid of scale on your glasses
Lime is found naturally in our water and is therefore one of the most frequent causes of white spots or glass plague occurring on glass. This typically happens as a result of washing dishes, where the glasses are exposed to an alkaline effect from the soap.
Ways to avoid limescale stains:
- Wash your glassware by hand
- The dosing of coarse salt, rinse aid and washing-up liquid must be done separately according to the hardness of the water*
- Use the dishwasher's shortest washing program with a maximum temperature of 40°C
- At the end of the washing program - turn off the steam immediately.
- Wipe any remaining water vapor off the glass with a tea towel.
- Do not place your glasses with the opening downwards in the cabinet - excess steam from the dishes can cause limescale deposits.
* You can find the hardness of your water on your local waterworks website.
Oops.. Is the damage done?
You put your glasses in either a citric acid or vinegar mixture overnight.
If the white spots are gone, it was a lime coating - you can prevent this from happening again by following the advice above. If the treatment has had no effect, then unfortunately there is not much that can be done about it. The glasses are etched and have glass plague (deformations in the surface of the glass). Glass pest is a silicic acid that comes from the glass itself and occurs when the temperature in the dishwasher is above 60-65 °C . Then wash at low temperatures.
The mixing ratio is:
- Citric acid/water - 1 tbsp. citric acid in 1 liter of water .
- Vinegar/water - 1 part vinegar and 1 part water.