HERE YOU CAN FIND A SERIES OF TIPS
FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR CRYSTAL OBJECTS
We at Collevilca have more than sixty years of experience in the art of crystal production;
this is why we want our customers to know how to take care of
their Collevilca products, to ensure an extraordinary user experience.
PREPARING TO USE YOUR CRYSTAL FOR THE FIRST TIME.
How to remove labels:
An easy way to remove product labels is through use hot air from a hair dryer. If a gummy residue remains, you can remove it with a soft cloth and nail polish remover. Sharp objects may scratch the crystal’s surface.
HOW TO SAFELY STORE YOUR CRYSTAL BETWEEN USES.
Store your crystal in a place at room temperature.
TO PREVENT SCRATCHING.
Avoid placing crystal on a hard surface ( glass, stone or metal) where it can slide black and forth.
FROM THE CRYSTAL
BEFORE USING NEW CRYSTAL STORAGE VESSELS, SUCH AS DECANTERS AND PITCHERS, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
a) Fill with a room temperature solution of 50% vinegar or citric acid (i.e. lemon juice) and 50% water;
b) Lets stand for 24 hours;
c) Empty and rise with warm water.
This procedure will remove any residue from production, shipping or storage and properly prepare crystal for washing.
Hand wash, using mild detergent and warm water before using to serve food or beverages.
ALWAYS STAND CRYSTAL RIGHT SIDE UP WHEN STORING.
Fine stemware is weakest in the rim area.
Consequently, storing stemware upside down may cause the rims to chip.
Also the knocking together of two rims may cause them to chip.
Never stack tumblers or bowls, they may scratch or become stuck together, If this should occur, run warm water over the outer surface to dislodge
TO UNSTICK A DECANTER STOPPER.
Use warm water or vegetable oil on the neck and top of the decanter. You can avoid the problem by wiping the neck of the decanter with vegetables oil on a soft cloth before putting the stopper back in the neck.
TECHNIQUES FOR REMOVING STAINS ON YOUR CRYSTAL.
Tap water may leave mineral deposit on your crystal. These deposits can be removed by using vinegar on a soft, lint-free polishing cloth.
You can also add vinegar to soapy water when hand washing your crystal to remove persistent spots or stains.
An easy way to clean or remove film buildup is to fill crystal containers with a room temperature vinegar (or citric acid) and water solution (50%/50%) and let stand for 3-4 hours.
Then empty and rise with warm water.
Points you cannot reach:
If you cannot reach inside a closed vessel such as a decanter, and a film or residue remains, fill vessel with 50% water and 50% vinegar or citric acid (i.e. lemon juice) solution together with uncooked rice and shake to cleanse the interior walls on the vessel.
Then empty and rinse with warm water.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR CRYSTAL.
Observe the following steps to preserve the transparency and brilliant finish of your fine crystal.
Use only mild soap flakes or a small amount of liquid detergent as recommended by the manufacturer.
HAND / MACHINE
Jewelry, such as your wedding ring, can scratch crystal – remove before washing;
Use rubber mat and faucet guard to prevent chipping;
Wash in warm water with a soft cloth or sponge.
Rinse with clear warm water.
Dry your crystal by wiping gently with a soft, lint-free cloth to prevent water spotting.
If you do machine wash your crystal, use only the recommended amount of mild detergent. Set the dishwasher at the lowest temperature and shortest washing cycle.
Use the “china/crystal” setting if available. Load carefully so pieces do not touch each other and cannot become dislodged by water action. Set the dishwasher at the coolest drying cycle or allow to air dry.
When drying stemware, do not wipe the bowl while twisting the stem in the opposite direction. This action may cause the stem to snap.
Take special care when drying gold or platinum banded products. Wait until crystal has cooled before wiping dry.
STORING FOOD OR BEVERAGES IN YOUR CRYSTAL.
Avoid storing food or beverages in crystal containers foe extended period of time. Change liquid contents of all crystal container frequently.
This will help preserve the product’s finish, avoid film buildup and the chemical erosion of the crystal’s interior surface.
PROTECTING YOUR CRYSTAL FROM EXTREME TEMPERATURE CHANGES.
Most crystal is not treated to withstand rapid temperature changes, which may causes it to fracture or shatter.
To prevent these occurrences:
Do not places crystal into very hot or very cold water.
Do not pour hot liquid into cold crystal or cold liquids into hot crystal
Do not use crystal in a microwave or conventional oven
Do not use crystal in a freezer or refrigerator.