In order to avoid breakage, make sure your glassware is stored properly. Even the tiniest chip or break is unacceptable since a glass-like one might cut your lip. Your favorite drinking glasses, mugs, and stemware, on the other hand, can last an eternity if properly stored.
Follow these guidelines for storing your beverage glasses to ensure they stay in good condition and last a long time. Here are some storage tips for your glass & crockery items to keep them in good shape and extend their life.
Everyday Use Storage
Whether you store glassware, such as mugs, with the rims up or down depends on your storage system and the delicacy of the rims. You don’t want to worry about dust collecting in your glassware—or even in cabinets—every time you bring one out. If you keep this in mind, you can store sturdier varieties of mugs with their rims down.
This is a great option if you don’t take glass & crockery out every day. Store lesser-used cups rim side down to avoid dust accumulation.
Maintain a Minimum Distance of 1.3 cm Between Two Glasses
The thinnest glassware, such as wine glasses with rims and stems, necessitates extra caution and care. When storing or using this glassware, it’s critical to leave enough space and gaps (at least 1.3cm) between them so that no pieces are hit or pressed against each other. In such circumstances, the risk should be understood and implemented.
Try winding grip-textured mats on cabinet shelves and clutching the storage arena to the wall if you reside in an earthquake-prone area.
Cups and Saucers Storage
It is no longer a good idea to hang beautiful chinaware cups on the hooks and stack saucers on the unit’s shelves, as has been the norm in many places. You can drop them carelessly while reaching for them.
Also, storing chinaware alongside other frequently used glass dinnerware sets and other items may result in inadvertent pounding and shoving. As a result, the finer parts of cups and saucers should be stored separately in a cabinet.
Place dividers between each saucer, just as you would between plates. If you have enough room in the cabinet, you can stack them neatly. Cups should be placed upside down on the cabinet shelf in the ideal situation; however, space may be an issue.
Here’s what you can do: Place three saucers in each stack, with the handles turned inside, and three cups on the topmost saucer; between each saucer, place dividers and a paper napkin inside each cup.
Wrap Each Item Separately
Delicate items like glass dinnerware sets are vulnerable to physical harm when handled, even when stored inside a storage container. When moving the box from one location to another, pieces are likely to collide with the edges of the containers or each other, resulting in damage such as scratches on the plates’ surfaces and the edges of wine glasses, chips on the edges of the plates and the rims of the drinking glasses, glassware with hairline cracks on the sides.
These can be avoided by separately wrapping glassware of your glass crockery dinner set and other chinaware. That means teapots and serving bowls, for example, should be wrapped separately from their lids. To avoid breakage, you should also fill the insides of glasses with wrapping paper.
Choose a range of wrapping materials that can provide enough protection, such as:
- Bubblewrap – Due to its cushioning capabilities, bubblewrap provides the best protection for fine china and valuable glassware.
- Paper towels – These work well as a cushion.
- Standard wrapping paper — This is a good all-around solution that is easy to get by.
A word of caution: do not substitute newspapers or magazines for wrapping materials under any circumstances. These magazines’ ink can leave stains almost impossible to remove.
Showcase in a Locked Cabinet
In your kitchen, dining room, or living room, a display cabinet with glass doors is a terrific way to display both stunning tableware and glassware kept for special occasions. A display cabinet is a freestanding piece of furniture that can be custom created or purchased from a furniture store in the style that best suits your needs. Consider including a recessed built-in display cabinet in your new kitchen design for a more coherent aesthetic.
To avoid your glass crockery dinner set weakening and becoming more prone to breaking, store stemware with the rim pointing upwards.
Additionally, you might consider using glass shelves to make things even more pleasant to see. Install some downlights on the cabinet’s top to let the light shine through for a spectacular visual effect.
Although storing your glass kitchen storage jars in open-shelf kitchens and pantries is highly popular, you don’t want to do it. To take care of your glassware, store them upside down. This prevents dust and other airborne contaminants from collecting inside the bowl. Always check each glass or cup for chips or cracks that could cause injury before using it.