Caring of Glass and Dishwasher

By: Sanjeevkumar

is widely known that glass is a fragilemedium and can easily break. However, it is not widely known that water incombination with carbon dioxide in the air can destroy the surface of theglass. Specifically, water releases the alkaline properties from the outersurface of the glass, which then combine with the carbon dioxide in the air andform potassium carbonate, which in turn will turn the glass milky white.

The cloudy tarnish can be wiped off initially but it canreturn time and again and eventually destroy the glass surface. Having saidthat, glass should therefore always be stored away dry and kept in dry places.A progressive destruction of the glass surface leads the glass to becomeiridescent, as seen with glass that have been buried in the ground for a longperiod of time. Lead crystal is immune to this effect.

There are similar guidelines in the cleaning of glass as tothe cleaning of porcelain. In the dishwasher, glass should not be washed at atemperature exceeding 60 degrees C, and using the mildest detergents. Glassesshould be stacked in such a way that they don’t rub or touch each other. 'sadvised not to allow water or soapsuds dry onto the glass but to dry itimmediately.

The older dishwasher models do not let the steam evaporateautomatically, so it should be opened immediately after the rinsing cycle hasfinished. Any type of steam can damage the articles in the dishwasher.Christian Tortu is recommended that glass not be subjected to strongtemperature changes, particularly too hot or too cold. Precious glassware withgold or platinum decoration must be hand washed only. Lead crystal and thickglass can be cleaned with lukewarm soapy water. Please visit on

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