Not The STEMWARE !

  • GQjock

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    Oct 12, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    Okay .... I know this sounds Very Prissy

    But I had to banish my Mom from my kitchen icon_confused.gif
    I had the folks over for dinner the other night
    and my Mom being a Mom likes to help clean up the dishes after the meal

    .... and I took it for granted she would know this
    Not seeing the gold rimmed stemware on the counter I said
    Where are the wine glasses?

    and my Mom turned and said ................................. In The Dishwasher

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    Anybody wanna buy some gold flecked stemware ?

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    Oct 12, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    And this is why I don't own/use fancy dinnerware. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 12, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    I learned years ago...never trust moms with expensive stuff, unless you enjoy replacing it. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 12, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    When I visit my brother I'm proud that he trusts me to wash his stemware, including his ~duck-shaped Riedel crystal decanter. He puts the regular stuff in a dishwasher (I don't know how to use that).
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    Oct 12, 2010 1:42 AM GMT
    Moms of our generation swore by their unbreakable Corelle by CorningWare. Anything else was unnecessary and a waste of money.
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    Oct 12, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    itsmourning said
    GQjock saidOkay .... I know this sounds Very Prissy

    But I had to banish my Mom from my kitchen icon_confused.gif
    I had the folks over for dinner the other night
    and my Mom being a Mom likes to help clean up the dishes after the meal

    .... and I took it for granted she would know this
    Not seeing the gold rimmed stemware on the counter I said
    Where are the wine glasses?

    and my Mom turned and said ................................. In The Dishwasher

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    Anybody wanna buy some gold flecked stemware ?

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    The obvious question is...why do you feel you need gold-rimmed stemware in the first place?


    Ah, another generation of the fast-food eaters.
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    Oct 12, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    I gotta love this. Never, never in a million years did I ever think i would be in a forum reading this,,,,,snap on tools yes, but stemware???? oh BTW, never use Dawn to wash gold plated stemware, it will remove the gold....No, do you believe that???? Ah, to be gay!..............Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Oct 12, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    The obvious question is...why do you feel you need gold-rimmed stemware in the first place?

    That's a trick question ... right? icon_cool.gif
  • Webster666

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    Oct 12, 2010 6:50 AM GMT
    Which do you love more, your mother or your drinking glasses ?
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    Oct 12, 2010 6:53 AM GMT
    Gold? dear gawd how tacky.. I'd never have put you as a gold.. Platinum, now that's tasteful!
  • GQjock

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    Oct 12, 2010 10:09 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidWhich do you love more, your mother or your drinking glasses ?


    Don't worry .... Mom's still around
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  • tajsreve

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    Oct 12, 2010 10:28 AM GMT
    I feel your pain, but I would have so been your Mom!
    I am a total klutz and would have surely broken them.
    My bf has some really expensive stemware and they are just deco as far as I am concerned. If he ever wants to hide something from me, it would be easy... put it behind the stemware and it's a guaranteed Terry repellent! icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 12, 2010 10:50 AM GMT
    vetteset said,,,,,snap on tools yes, but stemware????

    Be willing to bet they don't have the warranty of snap on no matter how expensive they were. You put gold rimmed stem ware in the dishwasher and I bet the manufacturer will say that you are at fault and not replace them. If you put an 8 foot snipe on a ratchet and mushroom the socket Snap on tosses you a shiny, new socket fee of charge. (feel better Vette?)

    To be honest, I have a few things that are not "dishwasher" friendly lurking in the china cabinet. However, it was my mother who taught me what can and can not go in the dishwasher- so I am safe from this scenario.
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    Oct 12, 2010 1:01 PM GMT
    We have many different kinds of table settings, some for daily use that are dishwasher safe, others more fragile that I either must have hand washed, or put in the upper rack for the crystal cycle with a very mild cleaner.

    I can't imagine how you can serve wine without stemware. Highball glasses may be used for mixed drinks at cocktail hour, but never brought to the table for dinner, nor really even martini glasses or anything else, the table setting being complete in itself and not to be spoiled with additional items.

    Depending on the formality the host can relax that custom, but the guest always checks first, and must expect to leave their cocktail glass behind before coming to table. It's a private home, not a restaurant, and different rules apply. That's also why stemware goes on the table, not commercial water glasses.

    I especially like to have different & interesting martini glasses, and oddly am not reluctant to use mismatched ones at a party, each guest able to know their own. Indeed, some regular guests always get the same, and I usually take my favorite cobalt blue myself if we're being less formal. And then the different styles everyone has can even be a conversation starter, as guests compare & remark about each others.

    I even had some fairly stout & rugged ones that stood up to traveling in my camper trailer. I did try plastic versions, also good for other outdoor use, but they always look & feel cheap, and eventually get a fractured look as the plastic ages.

    Knowing this slight "hobby" of mine my partner commissioned a master in art glass to make me a 4-glass martini set, in a wonderful original style he does. It has elements of neo-deco, but also evokes some retro-50s, too, which just tickles me. Each glass is slightly different but similar, and all in colors I love, especially favoring blue, as my partner had told the artist.

    The only problem is it makes me nervous to use them, and I'm terrified to let guests touch them. Aside from the price I suspect my partner paid, they're works of art and all unique, completely irreplaceable, not to mention his special gift to me. So they don't go anywhere NEAR the dishwasher. Indeed, when I personally gently clean them in the sink, I first spread out a dishtowel to cover the stainless surface, as a cushion in case I drop one or clink it against the sides.
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    Oct 12, 2010 1:42 PM GMT


    I thought when people were saying "stemware" that it was a brand!

    You mean a wine glass?

    Stemware! haha

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    Oct 12, 2010 2:21 PM GMT
    Dishwasher??? Oh, yeah, that's the cute little twenty-something with suds up to his elbows running around in the kitchen.icon_razz.gif
    Just how did you mom get the stemware into the dishwasher...enquiring minds want to know..icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 12, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    Thisuserexists said

    I thought when people were saying "stemware" that it was a brand!

    You mean a wine glass?

    Stemware! haha

    No, in my case I mean stemware. Which can include wine glasses, but other kinds of glassware that have stems, as well.

    Stemware includes:

    Wine glasses
    Champagne flutes or coupes (saucers)
    Chalices and goblets
    Cocktail glasses (including martini & margarita)
    Brandy snifters
    Cordial glasses


    Anyone who thought stemware was a brand is really out of their league in this thread, and should have done a little Google research before posting that uninformed & unfunny remark. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 12, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Thisuserexists said

    I thought when people were saying "stemware" that it was a brand!

    You mean a wine glass?

    Stemware! haha

    No, in my case I mean stemware. Which can include wine glasses, but other kinds of glassware that have stems, as well.

    Stemware includes:

    Wine glasses
    Champagne flutes or coupes (saucers)
    Chalices and goblets
    Cocktail glasses (including martini & margarita)
    Brandy snifters
    Cordial glasses


    Anyone who thought stemware was a brand is really out of their league in this thread, and should have done a little Google research before posting that uninformed & unfunny remark. icon_razz.gif



    I can tell you now with authority, NOBODY would say stemware in Europe. We would simply call each glass by it's name and generalise and call the whole lot 'glasses'

    simple!



    If I did a google search and pretended I knew what stemware was then that would be disingenuous
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    Oct 12, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    Well you can put this kind of glassware in the dishwasher if you don't use the heat dry cycle and use this product instead of regular detergent..

    Restaurant Crystal Clean
    A product developed specifically for washing your fine crystal wine glass sets, Restaurant Crystal Clean does not leave behind any soap residue or scents or tastes on your glasses. It is safe for gold rimmed glasses and dishware.


    Read more: http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Helpful-Tips-To-Keep-Your-Crystal-Wine-Glass-Sets-Sparkling/1351609#ixzz12A0QQH94
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