Heirloom china, sterling silver flatware, and crystal stemware bring sparkle and cheer to entertaining tables year-round. And although the holidays usher in some of the busiest times of the year, cleaning these treasured pieces after the guests have gone is an essential part of preserving their long-term upkeep. Below find simple tips on how to keep your china and crystal shining for years to come:
When loading in the dishwasher, Carolyn Forte of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, says to always place dishes with soiled surfaces facing the center. This way, no two pieces are touching, thus avoiding chipping and cracking. Regular glass tumblers should go between—not over—the tines to minimize spotting. Luckily for today’s busy cooks, the newest generation of dishwashers, such as Miele’s Futura Series Dishwasher, allows even the most delicate pieces to be safely washed in the dishwasher. That means less time spent cleaning and more time entertaining your guests.
For the best in dishwasher technology on the market today, opt for Miele’s Futura Series Dishwasher, which ensures kitchenware that is immaculately cleaned and spotlessly dried. The Futura’s Flexicare™ Basket System, for example, locks large stemware, china, and silverware securely in place from top to bottom. This series’ innovative technology and attention to detail is why Miele is the only dishwasher manufacturer in the world to be endorsed by Riedel Crystal to care for its hand blown stemware.
“Riedel’s luxury crystal requires regular, safe, and effective cleaning to ensure maximized long-term quality and appearance,” explains Maximilian J. Riedel, CEO Riedel USA. “Miele’s expert dishwashers not only can accommodate various sizes of stemware, but offer superior results expected when caring for fine Riedel crystal.” In a Futura, no hand washing is necessary. Each glass is locked into place, giving you peace of mind your stemware will look exquisite wash after wash. When handled properly, Riedel glasses can last up to 1,500 washing cycles or an average of 20 years.
Let Miele help your party table shine. Head to mieleusa.com to learn more about Miele’s Futura Series Dishwasher.