ROSE-TINTED GLASSES Tables dressed for romance
This month, we’re adding a touch of romance to our dining table – but paying heed to the wise words of the GHI experts.…
◆ Ideally, wash glassware by hand. Use warm water and washing-up liquid, then rinse. Dry with a soft linen cloth. This is non-negotiable with crystal, as dishwashers can scratch the delicate surface.
◆ If you must use the dishwasher, make sure it is topped up with salt and rinse aid, and remove glasses before the drying cycle starts, as high temperatures accelerate the etching process, where limescale builds in tiny scratches.
◆ To restore glasses, fill your dishwasher’s detergent dispenser with citric acid crystals (available from pharmacies and hardware stores) and run through a normal wash, without detergent. The citric acid should remove the limescale and descale the dishwasher at the same time.
◆ If this doesn’t work, try soaking the glasses overnight in neat white vinegar, then rinse in cold water.
Purple glass tumblers, £44 for six, Sophie Conran (sophieconran.com)