Care & Maintenance

All of Bella Glass products are LEAD FREE, and safe for use with food.

Preparing New Glassware

  • Before using the glassware, we recommend that you thoroughly wash the glassware with a mild liquid detergent and a non-abrasive cloth, sponge or brush. Rinse the glassware thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.

Cleaning

  • This glassware is dishwasher safe, however, hand washing is recommended to preserve the beauty and longevity of the glassware.
  • To properly clean the glassware, use a mild liquid soap or detergent and a non-abrasive cloth, sponge or brush. Thoroughly scrub the glassware, making sure to clean all the surfaces. Rinse with tap water. Be sure to wash away any remaining soap or detergent residue.
  • Brushes with wooden or plastic handles are recommended, as they will not scratch or abrade the surface.
  • Glassware should be cleaned immediately after use to avoid caked-on residue. If you canít wash it right away, we recommend soaking the glassware in hot water.

Cutting/Carving

  • Cutting and/or carving directly on glass can cause scratches or breakage. Use care when using sharp utensils on or around glassware.

Storage

  • Store glassware on shelves lined with flannel backed plastic or rubber mats.
  • Donít store glassware in newsprint for extended periods of time because it can bring sodium oxide to the surface, giving the glass a hazy appearance.
  • Most cupboards or china cabinets are not dust proof. To reduce dust buildup, store glassware inside padded containers.
  • Due to the uneven nature of thermally formed cast glass, we recommend that you use adequate padding between glass plates and platters when storing them. This should help prevent scratches and breakage.
  • If you choose to display your glassware on a wall or shelf, use adequate supports and restraints to make sure it wonít fall.

Never EverÖ

  • Do not use scratched, chipped or cracked glassware. Discard immediately to avoid injury.
  • Do not put this glassware in the microwave, oven, or broiler.
  • Do not pour boiling oil or water onto the glassware.
  • Do not juggle glassware. Itís just not sensible.
  • Do not expose the glassware to direct flame. Manufacturer not responsible for any dire consequences resulting from a bad flambť incident.

Disclaimers

  • Bella Glass products are made from non-tempered glass, and as all such glass products, they can break. Please handle responsibly. The manufacturer and/or supplier are not responsible for any injuries you may receive in handling the glass, broken or otherwise.
  • Due to the manufacturing process, each piece of cast glass is unique. There can be variations in the textures and patterns.
  • Bubbles or other imperfections within the glass are common and not a cause for concern.