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.…

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◆ 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 (so­phiecon­

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