Glassware Handling Tips

Glass is a wonderful material- it's clean, pure, and allows you to enjoy your food & drink in the most delicious way possible. To keep your glass looking and functioning great, we have a few tips for you to avoid breakage and shock. 

mechanical shock

 

Mechanical shock in glassware  is the direct result  of contact with  another object,  such as a spoon,  another  glass, or a piece of  china. This kind of contact can cause a  minute abrasion, invisible to the eye,  but a source of weakness in the glass,  making it more susceptible to breakage  from impact or thermal shock.

 

DOs

DO handle glassware gently (Remove abraded, cracked or chipped glassware from use.)

DON'Ts

DON'T put flatware into glassware.

DON'T pick up glasses in bouquets.

DON'T stack glasses.

DON'T pick large glass items up by the rim.(especially home decor and bubble balls) 

Thermal Shock

 

Transitioning glass from one extreme temperature to the next may cause stress to the glassware item and could risk breakage from thermal shock.

To avoid this, we have a little bit of advice. Try not put hot items in cold glass. If you have just rinsed your glass in cold water or it has been in a cold location, pouring hot tea, coffee or placing other heated items into it can cause it to stress and crack. This works the other way too- just be mindful to only expose your glass to higher or lower temperature when it is already at room temperature.

 

DOs

DO preheat glasses with hot water before pouring hot drinks.

DO dump ice and let glassware reach room temperature before washing.

DON'Ts

DON'T let hot bakeware come in contact with cold water or surfaces.

à table! use and care instrucitons

There are three main risks associated with the use of glassware for baking:

  • 1) BREAKAGE DUE TO SUDDEN CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE

  • 2) BREAKAGE DUE TO IMPACT

  • 3) BURN RISK AND INJURIES RELATED TO GLASS MISHANDLING.

To avoid 1) BREAKAGE DUE TO SUDDEN CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE:

  • Do not suddenly shift the item from the freezer to the oven.
  • This product should not be used on stovetop, toaster oven, grill, broil, electric table ovens or direct fire.
  • Do not place the hot item in water, nor on wet or cold surfaces.
  • Allow the dish to cool down on a rack, a wooden base or a dry cloth.
  • Before washing, make sure that the glass cooled down as directed.
  • Do not add liquid to the containers when they are hot.

To avoid 2) BREAKAGE DUE TO IMPACT:

  • Use plastic or nylon utensils to cook. Sharp knives or utensils can scratch and weaken the refractory

  • The product should be cleaned with mild detergent and water using nylon or plastic sponge to avoid scratches.

  • À Table! items can be used in dishwashing machines.

  • For difficult to remove food scraps, soak the item in warm water for several minutes before cleaning.

  • Avoid strong shocks to the article.

To avoid 3) BURN RISK AND INJURIES RELATED TO GLASS MISHANDLING:

  • To avoid burn risk, always handle hot containers with care.

  • Be careful when handling broken glass; the pieces can be sharp and difficult to locate.

  • Handling glass products without an adequate level of care could result in personal injury.

  • Do not use or repair damaged or broken glassware.

  • Avoid the misuse of microwave. Do not heat empty containers or use glass containers for heating food packaged in heat concentrated materials (such as popcorn).

WARNINGS

  • Not following these instructions carefully may cause immediate or future breakage and result in personal injuries to the user
  • If there are plastic lids, they are BPA free and are meant for storage purposes, not for use in ovens, microwave or direct fire.