How to properly clean crockery, glasses and cutlery after Christmas banquets? Here are some very useful tips.

You have given everything at Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas lunch. You thought out the menu in detail, you decorated the table, you brought out the table linen, the best glasses, the most aromatic wines… But as a travel journalist said, adventure is adventure but things don’t clean themselves up.

Indeed, it is necessary to clean: the crockery, the tablecloths, the glasses, the cutlery… How to do it well? Peace of mind, because not everything can go in the dishwasher and some parts must be treated with care. We are going to give you a hand today with the post-party, so that everything arrives in good condition at the next banquet.

How to clean dishes

If you take out dishes that you use little, it is better that you wash them, it is not enough to wipe them with a cloth to remove the dust. Also dry it properly before putting it on the table.

And we’re sorry to say it, but after the meal, the sooner you clean them, the better. Yes, even if you are extremely lazy, it is best to get to work as soon as possible, especially if the dishes are delicate. If you do not apply water as soon as possible, it will be more difficult to remove grease and stains later.

If you wash them in the sink, it is best that you have water in it and you submerge them, as you go collecting. If not, fill the dishwasher. If the crockery is made of porcelain, the best thing to do is to immerse it first in a basin with hot water, ammonia and a few drops of lemon juice. If there are any stains, rub with a soft sponge soaked in a mixture of baking soda and water. Do not forget to dry the pieces very well before storing them with a dry cloth and, if necessary, with a kitchen paper finish. Another piece of advice: for delicate pieces, it is best to use a sponge for the first time and, above all, avoid the roughest area, use the sponge instead. The rough part can scratch delicate dishes.

How to clean glasses

It is important that you put the glasses to soak once they have been used, because if not, it is likely that the wine stains will become embedded and then it will be more difficult to remove them. If you have forgotten to do so, soak them in the same way with a stream of lemon juice before washing them. Avoid the dishwasher and wash them by hand.

How to clean cutlery

How to clean cutlery

If in the previous cases, glasses and plates, soaking is recommended, the same does not happen with cutlery. It is best not to leave the cutlery soaking for a long time, and especially not to put them all together to avoid rubbing and wear. We must apply this gesture especially to knives, which we must take especially good care of.

Once used, to store the party cutlery, whether steel or silver, it is important that we keep it in a drawer, preferably compartmentalized and with a velvety base, preventing the cutlery from rubbing against each other so that they do not scratch . Before storing them, it is very important to make sure that they have been dried well with a clean, dry cloth. Both in the case of cutlery, glasses and crockery, it is important that we dry them immediately after washing them, thus avoiding droplet stains.

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