There are many reasons why people have decided that Big Wine Glasses are the best wine glasses. After all, bigger glasses allow you to get a fuller flavor profile, making the most from your wine. However, with many fans of our glasses have come a number of questions. One of the most common questions we’ve received involves washing wine glasses. Specifically, is it better to clean your wine glass in the dishwasher or by hand-washing?
Should I Use a Dishwasher or Hand-wash Wine Glasses?
When it comes to wine glasses, many people may think that the dishwasher is the best method. After all, it is very convenient, and many models even have specialized holders for stemware. However, there is definitely no consensus among wine experts about whether or not to use the dishwasher.
In fact, when it comes to Big Wine Glasses, we recommend that you forego the dishwasher and opt for a hand washing route. After all, many dishwashers are not designed in a manner to appropriately hold Big Wine Glasses. Plus, washing by hand the right way can be relatively quick and ensure your glasses stay in the best shape possible.
How To Wash a Big Wine Glass
Many people are tempted to wait until the next day to wash their wine glasses. After all, who wants to do dishes after a great party? While this is perfectly fine, you will want to rinse your wine glasses out first.
When you do begin to wash them, we recommend using a little bit of unscented dish soap, which is generally good for wine glasses. Using this with hot water will allow even the toughest spots to come out. You will want to use a bottle brush with soft bristles to gently scrub when washing wine glasses.
If you want to make sure that your Big Wine Glasses sparkle, use a microfiber polishing cloth in order to dry them. Kitchen towels can leave smudges and lint, but microfiber cloths generally will leave your glasses pristine.
What If I Still Want to Use a Dishwasher?
If you do decide to use a dishwasher, there are a few tips that can help you optimize the cleaning process. First, use just a small amount of detergent as using too much can etch the glasses over time. You will also want to use a rinsing aid such as Jet Dry in order to prevent the development of those dreaded water spots.
Finally, be sure to wash wine glasses on the delicate cycle while having them placed carefully in the top tray of the dishwasher. While washing wine glasses by hand is preferred, there are steps you can take to safely wash your stemware in the dishwasher as well.