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Whether you are working in a job that requires the use of glassware, or if you are simply looking for advice on how to store your own personal collection of glassware, finding the right way to pack and store your glasses is very important. Sloppy or incorrect storage procedures can risk breakages and the build up of dirt that will cost you in time and money once you want to use them again.
One of the simplest questions, however, is one that causes a lot of debate. Is it better to store glasses upside down, or the right way up? There are two schools of thought when it comes to this debate, both of which seem to have their own benefits and downsides; for day-to-day storage in cupboards, storing your glasses right-side-up, being the same way you would drink out of it, seems to be the more natural choice.
While some argue that this allows dust and dirt to settle inside the glass, it allows moisture from washing to evaporate, while storing them upside down can create a vacuum that doesn’t allow water to evaporate and can allegedly cause mildew if left for a long period of time. The argument for storing glass upside down, however, is that you don’t need to rinse out your glass to get rid of dust like you may have to if stored the right way up. Also, alternating up and down storage is also the best way of storing more glasses into a smaller cabinet space.
However, the real answer comes down to what kind of glassware it is that you are storing. If you have more delicate glasses, such as wine glasses or champagne flutes, then it isn’t recommended that you store them upside down as their delicate rim isn’t designed to hold the weight of the glass and can cause damage such as hairline fractures which can cause them to break when being washed or handled. However, for mugs and every day glasses storing them upside down does offer a little bit more hygiene, especially if you dry them out properly; this can save time in a work environment, meaning you don’t have to rinse out the glass for any dust or dirt that may have accumulated before using it.
If you have glassware with stems, then it may be best to invest in a shelf rack where they can be safely stored upside down without risk of toppling when you reach in to grab another glass. Also, keep them out of the vicinity of children and animals, preventing any additional danger should they fall and smash.
Storing Glassware with Glassjacks
If you are looking for a more long-term solution for your glass storage or are looking for a safe way to transport your glassware to and from their storage place when they are needed to be used, then you may want to buy some of our outstanding glassware storage boxes. Made from hardwearing plastic and coming with removable inserts to separate out your glasses, these boxes will provide you with a sturdier option than breakable and tearable cardboard boxes that usually have to be replaced regularly to prevent the bottom from falling out and damage to the glassware inside.
We here at Glassjacks offer a range of different sizes to best accommodate the glassware you need stored, both in terms of what kind of glassware it is and how many units you have. Lightweight and stackable, you won’t have to worry about using any more space than necessary when storing them for future use. We also have quilted storage cases, dishwasher glass racks, box dividers, catering supplies, barware and more. We also offer a range of different glassware, including plastic, polycarbonate and polystyrene, unbreakable and reusable glasses.
If you want to find out the best price for your glassware storage solutions, you can easily use our glass measurement guide to find out what kind of storage box is perfect to store them. Each storage box page has all of the information on their dimensions and the maximum dimensions of any glasses you want to store inside, making sure that you know whether your boxes will be able to fit inside your storage space. Lids are also available, often sold separately.