How to Take Good Care of Your Glassware
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There’s truly something quite satisfying about receiving new glassware, whether it’s a brand new bubbler or a mushroom pipe of magnificence. It’s clean, it’s shiny, it’s amazing.
But then you use it for the first time, and it can start looking secondhand in a matter of minutes. Is there a way to keep your glassware looking as good as new? Well, you might have more luck than you think after reading some of the following information.
How to Clean Your Glassware
If you have a dirty bubbler that has seen better days, it can be tempting to buy a new one to avoid the arduous cleaning task. However, restoring some of its freshness can be easier than you might believe.
Start by pouring out the dirty water and using clean, warm water to flush out the inside. Tip out the rinsing water and pour a cleaning solution into your bubbler. While some people use isopropyl alcohol and salt, you can purchase special formulas designed for glassware cleaning.
Now, that cleaning product needs time to work its magic. After a few minutes, cover the openings with paper towels, your hands, or specially-made caps, and shake the glassware until any muck inside the bubbler is floating in the cleaning solution.
If you notice any particularly stubborn residue left behind, use a scrubber or pipe brush to take care of it. Pour out the cleaning solution and rinse your glassware out with warm water. If your glassware still looks dirty or smeary, repeat the process with the cleaning solution and rinse it out with water.
How to Take Care of Water Stains
Have you noticed how some people use filtered water in their glassware? You might have thought that was silly, but there’s a reason for it. If you use unfiltered tap water, you might notice water stains that can be hard to remove. These are often caused by the mineral content in the water.
As challenging as the water stains are to remove, they are entirely avoidable. Use filtered water in your glassware, both for use and for cleaning, and you’ll be away laughing.
How to Get Rid of Mould in a Bubbler
If you don’t clean out your bubbler or glassware as often as you should, you might notice mould stains appearing seemingly out of nowhere. Not only are they pretty awful to see, but they can also be incredibly challenging to remove.
Fortunately, you actually don’t need to put up with mould stains in the first place. If you change your water daily and perform cleaning once a week with the instructions above, there’ll be no need to worry about mould at all.
How to Prevent Glassware Scratches
Some people swear by the use of specific tools and complex processes to remove scratches on their favourite glassware. But we believe that it’s much easier just to avoid them in the first place. After all, by attempting to fix scratches, you run the risk of damaging or completely breaking your bubbler!
The simple answer to preventing glassware scratches is being careful. Never store your glassware with anything that could damage it, and be cautious while transporting it. You can purchase padded and hard cases for bubbler storage, and this might provide some protection on your travels.
If you’re a sharer, then don’t be afraid to tell your mates that you quite like your glassware, and they need to be careful. It also doesn’t hurt for them to remember that if they break it, they buy it.
Help! My Glassware Broke!
If you drop your bubbler, there’s a high chance it’s going to break. After all, it’s made of glass, and glass breaks.
Accidents happen, and there’s genuinely no surefire way to prevent breakage. However, there are undoubtedly ways you can risk breakage from happening.
- Store it somewhere safe at home
- Don’t sit it on narrow or unbalanced surfaces
- Carry it with both hands
- Purchase a transport case when moving it
- Purchase quality glassware that’s made to last the distance
- And the most obvious one – just…don’t break it
Replacing Your Glassware
Glassware can last a long time when you look after it, but even your favourite bubbler can require replacement on the odd occasion. If the time has come to replace your glassware, we’ve included some helpful tips for making the right choice.
- Shop with a glassware stockist you can trust
- Pay attention to the quality of the materials and manufacturing methods
- Don’t rush into a decision
- Don’t let price be your guide – quality matters more
Shop for New Glassware Today
If you haven’t looked after your bubbler or glassware as much as you should have, it might be time to start fresh. Check out Greenstone Dispensary’s offerings and begin a new maintenance routine that allows you to keep your brand new bubbler in good condition for as long as possible.