Caring for Your Bone China and Glass Ware
Making sure your bone china and glassware are in mint condition is important to any individuals collecting these pieces for decoration purposes or for personal use. By avoiding dusting and cleaning you can potentially stain your English fine bone china and leave your glasses filled with dirt and grime. Below you will find tips to keeping both items clean and in outstanding shape.
Bone china can often acquire stains very quickly so it is best to wash the china ware immediately after they are used. In order to clean your bone china you will need to mix 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of salt together. (Recipe for stains in all china ware) After mixing the ingredients you will need to place the china ware in the mixture and let it soak for 20-30 minutes. After the soaking process is through, you will need to rub a baking soda and water mixture over the area that is stained. After you have washed the stain out you can than rinse with soap and water to get rid of all the chemicals. During the cleaning process becareful not to rub off any ceramic transfers and try to stick to the right ratio of ingredients for your cleaning solution.
The best way to clean glass ware is to place them in the dishwasher or wash the items with white vinegar and newspaper. The newspaper is used to wipe off the vinegar without leaving behind lint trails as paper towels do. After washing your glassware, it is best to immediately place them in your hutch so no noticeable finger marks are left behind. After placing your glass ware in the hutch, you will see a noticeable difference in appearance as they start to dry, with no stains, no fogginess and a clear view through each and every piece. Like bone china, becareful not to accidently remove any glass transfers which might be on your glassware.
Watch a video on how to clean wine glasses properly: