Cleaning Wine Glasses

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated December 23, 2019)

Among the wide varieties of glasses that are offered, one of the more difficult to clean is the wine glass. This might surprise many people but the reason is rather simple—this type of glassware is extremely delicate. As with any type of delicate dinnerware you really should not attempt to clean wine glasses using the dishwasher. While the dishwasher has been designed to clean things, it can be rather rough when doing so. Instead of risking your delicate glassware in the dishwasher, clean them by hand.

Materials:

  • Gentle/mild dish soap
  • Wine glasses
  • Rubber washing mat(s)
  • Rubber faucet guard
  • Soft clean towel
  • Sponge
  • Green scrubbie

Procedure:

  1. Prepare. Begin washing your wine glasses by preparing the sinks you are going to use. In each of the sinks place one of the rubber washing mats, as well as the rubber faucet guard. These rubber products are going to help protect your glasses from accidental breaking while they are getting washed. After this, fill one sink with warm soapy water and the other with clean warm water.
  2. Wash. Wash each of the glasses separately. This step helps reduce the chance of breaking the glasses. Use a soft sponge as much as you are able to, and only use a green scrubbie (with gentle pressure) as a last resort. The sponge helps to reduce the chances of scratches forming on the glasses and if it is necessary to use a green scrubbie the gentle pressure is going to keep that risk down as well.
  3. Rinse. After you have washed each glass, you are going to need to rinse them. You could do this by simply dipping the glass into the sink prepared with the rinse water. Another method that you could use is to simply run some warm water over the glasses. Either way is going to work and is going to accomplish the primary reason for this step, which would be to remove the soap and other residue left over from washing.
  4. Dry. Finally, after you have rinsed all your wine glasses it is time for you to go ahead and dry them. You are going to want to dry these glasses as quickly as possible after you have finished washing and rinsing them. This helps to remove any possibility of water spots and helps to keep them as crystal clear as possible. Once you have dried the glasses, put them away so that they don't get accidently broken.

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