Glass care information for permanently shining glasses

Glass-fostering for the enduring shine of your glasses

The Glass-series of our manufacturers Villeroy & Boch, Nachtmann, Spiegelau and many more are dishwasher proof, apart from a few exceptions, for example glasses with gold or platinum finishes. Nevertheless, while washing the glasses in the dishwasher, you should take some hints into account, so that you can enjoy your glasses a long time.

Cleaning with the dishwasher

  • It is recommended to rinse your glasses after use, especially after drinking wine because of the acids that can damage the glasses.
  • Glasses should be placed in a way so that they do not touch each other, to avoid scratches or shattered glass.
  • Always put glasses in the top of the dishwasher.
  • Do not put high, tall glasses in the edges of the rinse cage, so that the tube can reach all parts unhindered.
  • Pay attention to program-length, rinse temperatures and water hardness to ensure the shine of your glasses.
  • Select different programs, like the gentle- or glass-programs with low temperature and shorter cleaning time.
  • Follow the instructions made by the dishwasher manufacturer regarding program, the dosage of the cleaner, rinse aid and salt. For persisting protection we recommend special glass-protectors.
  • Only use the recommended amount of cleaner and rinse aid.
  • Water softener or de-salting is recommended based on the quality of the water. Regular refill of salt protects from lime-spots, which can be found when using hard water.
  • Filter, injectors and rinse-arms are to be kept clean.
  • Open the door of the dishwasher immediately after use for five to ten minutes, so that the condensed water can leak.
  • Only take out the glasses at the stem, to prevent fingerprints on the glass.
  • Rinsing by hand - Special glasses which are not used every day should always be rinsed by hand.
  • Use warm water, a soft fabric or a sponge.
  • Use a mild detergent. Do not spray the glasses with cleaning agents.
  • Take off sharp rings.
  • Always hold glasses at the stem while rinsing Drying and polish.
  • Place the glasses on a dishtowel to dry.
  • For a special shine, hold the glasses over steam.
  • Dry the glasses with a fluff-free fabric. Do not use fabric softener or fabric-intenser.
  • Let the glasses cool down before polishing.
  • Best use clean linen. Dry and polish the bottom plate first, then take the glass into one hand and polish it with the other hand. Do not hold the glass at the bottom plate to prevent shattering.