by Karen Bates
(last updated May 5, 2014)
Many people like crystal because of its beauty and reflectiveness. Because it has lead oxide in it, crystal is more dense and heavier than regular glass. Although it is still breakable and cannot handle extreme changes in temperature, crystal is a bit stronger than plain glass because of the added lead.
Crystal does require special care and maintenance because it is different from glass. One issue that you might encounter with crystal is that it can develop stains from hard water over time. These cloudy spots on the crystal can very troublesome to remove, and if you have very hard water in your home the spots can just keep coming back. Dish soap alone is unlikely to prevent or clean hard water spots, so extra measures will be needed.
To keep your crystal as clear and beautiful as possible, you will need to clean them regularly with the right soap, prevent scratching, and above all remove the cloudy hard water spots. To do this, follow these steps for hard water spot removal:
Crystal is a beautiful material and must be cared for correctly. With proper cleaning and care, it can be enjoyed for years to come.
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