All our products are made of the best quality and can last for generations if you take good care of them. For you to take care of your Magnor product in the best way possible, and to enjoy them at their best for years to come, we have compiled a list of simple advice for maintenance and cleaning of glass, china and cutlery.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Most glass, including crystal glass, can now be washed in the dishwasher. Nevertheless, there are a few exceptions:
• Vases and other large glass items
• Handmade glass
• Glass with gold decor
Cleaning by hand
• Glass with decor should not be soaked in water for too long.
• Vases and large items should be washed with a damp cloth.
• Thick glass does not withstand large temperature differences. Washing-up water and rinse water should, therefore, have roughly the same temperature.
• Thin glass is more robust when it comes to changes in temperature, but is more fragile and so should be handled with extra care.
• Be careful when using a brush or a drying cloth on delicate pieces. Hold your cloth gently with your whole hand on the outside of the glass when drying your glassware.
• Do not hold your thumb on the inside of the glass when you dry it. Localised pressure on delicate pieces can cause breakage.
• All glass is exposed to a natural aging process. This process can be delayed by rinsing glasses in a vinegar mixture. Mix 1 part vinegar (ordinary vinegar 5-7%) with 10 parts water and rinse your glasses once a year.
Cleaning in the dishwasher
• If your dishwasher has a gentle program, it may be beneficial to use this (50- 55 degrees).
• Make sure your glassware is secured in the dishwasher and avoid placing pieces too close together. Thin glass can get scores at the edge if they are allowed to bump against each other.
• Always use the correct amount of detergent and rinse agent. Follow package directions.
• As with all quality glass, your glassware should not be left for a longer time than is necessary in the moist environment in the dishwasher, either before or after washing, as it may lead to a matte finish over time. Therefore, take care to open the door of the machine as soon as it is finished so that all steam can escape.
•Glass should be placed with the stem down in the cabinet. The wood in the closet can emit odours that can settle in the glass clock if the glass is placed upside down.
• This will also avoid the dulling of glassware that can be caused by humidity – avoid moisture becoming trapped in your glassware. The same applies to decanters – wait to put on the cap until all moisture has evaporated.
Remember that the combination of glass and water can act as a magnifying glass for the sun’s rays and create heat and even burn marks on nearby surfaces. Keep this in mind when using your glassware on sunny days, so as to avoid damage.
Candlelight creates a cosy environment in your home but it can also represent a fire risk. Lit candles should never be left unattended. Candlesticks and holders should be of a non-combustible material and you should never use flammable cuffs. Always make sure to put the lights out before leaving the room. Do not burn candles all the way down to the base as this may cause the glass to crack.
All candles must have enough air around them to burn safely and evenly. This applies especially to tea lights. Never place candles or tea lights on shelves or in other enclosed spaces in your room and don’t place them on window ledges, where they may be in a draught and can ignite curtains or blinds. The aluminium holders of tea lights will get extremely hot in use and if they are placed directly onto surfaces such as wood or plastic, can burn or melt through those surfaces, so always use a candlestick or candle holder that is designed for that purpose. Candles don’t need to be in direct contact with something in order to ignite it, so it’s important to space candles well away from ignitable materials and also to space them evenly from each other – at around 10cm between flames. If there is insufficient air around your candle, the wick may pull to the side due to too much heat generation and the balance of the candle may change over time and become less stable.
Candlelight lends a particular magic to any space and occasion; light your candles responsibly and take care to minimise risk, and you can create and enjoy a beautiful, and safe, candlelit environment in your home.
• For all painted products, we recommend washing by hand unless otherwise stated for the product. This particularly applies to products with decor in gold or silver.
• Porcelain which has metal inlays in gold or silver must NOT be used in the microwave. This will ruin the décor, which can then become black and/or come loose during use or wash. It can also damage the microwave.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING OF STEEL CUTLERY
Steel Cutlery is durable. Nevertheless, we recommend taking good care of cutlery in order to keep it at its beautiful best. The lifetime of cutlery is dependent on treatment and cleaning.
Here we have compiled a list of how to care for your cutlery in the best possible way.
Cleaning by hand (recommended):
• Abrasive cleaners, steel wool or silver polish, should not be used.
• Cutlery should not be soaked for long periods.
• Your cutlery should be wiped immediately with a soft towel right after washing. Any cutlery which is left to air dry or which is left for long in a damp dishwasher may become spotted.
Cleaning in the dishwasher:
• Steel cutlery is dishwasher safe. Low and gentle temperatures are recommended.
• Food residue should be removed before the cutlery is put into the machine. Some chemicals in foods, such as salt and fruit acids, are aggressive to steel and may stain.
• Cutlery of different metals should not be placed together as this can cause scratches and stains.
• High calcium content may stain the cutlery. Calcium content in water varies by region. Different detergents also react differently to the calcium content of the water.
• There are many different types of detergents on the market, each containing various type of chemicals. Therefore, for best results, use detergents recommended by the dishwasher supplier.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING OF PURE BLACK
PURE black is dishwasher safe, but as with all other cutlery, tableware, and other utensils, it is always recommended to use gentle chemicals to avoid unnecessary wear. Avoid stacking your PURE black cutlery too tightly in your dishwasher to protect against extra wear.
Our cutlery is made of 18/10 stainless steel (18% chrome / 10% nickel), which is the very best steel on the market. This applies to each piece, apart from our knives, which are necessarily made in 13/10 due to the blade. The cutlery is cast in one piece, which means that it has no joints. This is both practical – we avoid the edges that can collect bacteria – and elegant.
To create PURE black, we coat our pieces in PVD – this new material is an applied coating that is extremely strong, resilient and beautiful. We want you to enjoy your PURE black pieces at their very best for many years – that is why we recommend taking gentle care of your cutlery, so that they can avoid the wear and tear that can affect any coating.