To remove product labels: an easy way is through use of hot air from a hair dryer. If a gummy residue remains, you can remove it with a soft cloth and nail polish remover.
Before using new crystal storage vessel (decanters, pitchers) observe the following steps:
Fill with a room temperature solution of 50% vinegar or citric acid (ie lemon juice) and 50% water.
Let stand for 24 hours
Empty and rinse with warm water.
Wash using mild detergent before using to serve food or beverages.
Storing food or beverages in your crystal:
Avoid storing food or beverages in crystal containers for extended periods of time.
Change liquid contents of all crystal containers frequently.
Protecting crystal from extreme temperature changes:
Do not use crystal in a microwave or conventional oven
Do not use crystal in a freezer or refrigerator
How to hand clean crystal:
Use only mild soap flakes or a small amount of liquid detergent
Wash in warm water with a soft cloth or sponge
Rinse with clear warm water
Dry by wiping gently with a soft, lint-free cloth to prevent water spotting
How to machine wash crystal:
Use only the recommended amount of mild detergent
Set the dishwasher at the lowest temperature and shortest washing cycle (use the china/crystal setting if available)
Load carefully so pieces do not touch each other and cannot become dislodged by water action
Set the dishwasher at the coolest drying cycle or allow to air dry
How to safely store crystal between uses:
Always stand crystal right side up when storing
Never stack tumblers or bowls, they may scratch or become stuck together. If this should occur, run warm water over the outer surface to dislodge
Techniques for removing stains:
Tap water may leave mineral deposits on crystal. These deposits can be removed by using vinegar on a soft, lint-free polishing cloth
You can also add vinegar to soapy water when hand washing crystal to remove persistent spots or stains.
An easy way to clean or remove film build-up is to fill crystal containers with a room temperature vinegar (or citric acid) and water solution (50%/50%) and let stand for 3-4 hours. Then empty and rinse with warm water.