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Hand Wash Only...But Why?!!

Posted by mmmagique (My Page) on
Wed, May 2, 12 at 17:20

I bought a couple of sets of these glasses:

And these:

I didn't notice until it was delivered that it was "hand wash only".

My hubs and I can't figure out why. This is nice heavy glass, (not crystal) with the colour built in, rather than painted on. Dare I try using the dishwasher?

Thanks in advance for any direction you can give me.

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RE: Hand Wash Only...But Why?!!

That address doesn't want to cut and paste on my computer.

Do the glasses have any painted on trim (colors or metallic?)--sometimes those things don't hold up well in the dishwasher. You say they're 'heavy'--is the glass very thick? If so, extreme temperature changes can shatter it. It's complicated to explain, but the thicker the glass, the more careful you have to be about using hot or cold water on them. My mom once washed a handblown glass paperweight in water that was just lukewarm (but it was warmer than room temperature) and the paperweight immediately cracked straight across.

If they're suggesting handwashing, I wouldn't chance the dishwasher. And really, it takes only a few seconds to wash a glass, no biggie, right?

RE: Hand Wash Only...But Why?!!

Those glasses in that collection are beautiful! You might want to re-check the box the glasses came in as well as Macy's website. Unless I'm looking at the wrong items, the website states that the glasses are crystal and should be hand washed. If I had those glasses, I wouldn't mind hand washing because the glasses are so worth it. I second azzalea. I wouldn't risk putting them in the dishwasher. Even if they were dishwasher safe, wouldn't you want them to stay nicer looking longer by hand washing them?

RE: Hand Wash Only...But Why?!!

I sometimes think hand dish washing is best. My Mom and one sister hand wash all glasses, silverware and pots and pans. Things I would normally stick in the dishwasher. Know what? My Mom had a set of Revere Stainless Steel pots with copper bottoms. They looked brand new shiny the last time I saw them, and she bought them around 1960! That's more than fifty years. Like I said, Sis also hand-washes. I recently ruined four glasses I purchased in a set just a few weeks ago. Not expensive, but the DW left them cloudy. I tried soaking in vinegar but it didn't work. I believe the glasses are actually scratched or pitted by the detergent I used (Cascade).

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