Love Wine? Here’s How You Can Clean Your Wine Glasses
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Few things are more unwanted after a party than a stack of unclean wine glasses arranged like dirty trophies. Hand washing all that stemware is a slippery, time-consuming task. But, as it turns out, hand washing isn’t the greatest way to clean wine glasses in the first place. If you wash your wine glasses in the dishwasher, there are several precautions you should do to extend their life and lustre. Similarly, if you must hand-wash them, there are several pieces of equipment and ideas you can use to make them gleam while minimising the chance of breaking.

Ways to clean wine glasses: 

  1. Run a dish soap-covered sponge inside and outside the wine glass (a cleaning brush can be used instead of a sponge.) Use as little soap as possible to clean the wine glass, then rinse it with hot water.
  2. After cleaning your wine glasses, dry them immediately to avoid water marks and to maintain your glasses clear and shining. Make use of a clean microfiber cloth.
  3. To erase the wine stain, place a small amount of warm water in the bottom of the glass and swirl it around.
  4. To sanitise without leaving an odour, use white vinegar or grappa to remove a dark stain, such as lipstick.
  5. To keep your spectacles glossy and streak-free, polish them using a microfiber cloth. Microfiber towels are also lint-free, so they will not leave lint on your wine glasses like dish towels or tea towels.

Is it okay to clean your wine glasses in a dishwasher?

The main piece of advice here is that washing your wine glasses in the dishwasher is entirely acceptable. However, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your glasses are dazzling. The most critical step is to properly load the dishwasher. Place glasses firmly upside down, not touching dishes or one another (to avoid scratching). Some dishwashers include rack clips that can be used to secure glasses by the stem. Place glasses in the upper rack if possible, though sturdier, thicker glasses will be appropriate on the bottom rack. Many dishwashers allow you to modify the positioning of the upper rack to accommodate unusually tall stemware.