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Crystal Clear: A Blog About The Wonderful World Of Glass

I first fell in love with glass when I was ten years old. My mother took me to see a wonderful recital where the pianist was playing a glass piano. I was mesmerised by the way the piano shone and sparkled as it reflected the stage lights. I could never have imagined such a glamorous object. Ever since then, i have been fascinated by different types of glass. From stained glass panels to one-way mirrors, my eyes will always notice the glass fixtures in a room first. Recently, I ate at a restaurant in Japan where the entire floor was made of patterned glass. Needless to say, I was too excited to eat! This blog is for those who are looking for glass items and glass lovers like myself. I hope it gives you a peek into the wonderful world of glass and the options out there. Please tread carefully.


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Maintain the Flair of Your Kitchen Glass Splashbacks with These Effective Cleaning Tips

by Ellen Jokinen

Your kitchen splashbacks are meant to protect your kitchen walls against spillages and splashes. There are several splashback materials that you can choose from, including tile, acrylic, and stainless steel among others. However, in terms of versatility, design, and aesthetic appeal, glass splashbacks often appeal the most to homeowners. In order to get the full advantage of your kitchen glass splashbacks, however, it's very important to ensure regular maintenance. The best way to do that is to have a regular cleaning schedule. However, there is a right way and a wrong way of cleaning your kitchen glass splashbacks. It's therefore essential that you do it the right way, and here are tips to help you.

Take Action Immediately

Glass splashbacks are typically stain-resistant because of their non-porous nature. However, allowing spills and other dirt to accumulate on the surface can give the spills time to harden and become more difficult to clean. Therefore, take quick action to handle spills and stains as they occur. It's preferable to always have your cleaning equipment nearby so that in case of spillages, you can act as quick as possible.

Choose Your Cleaning Products Effectively

There is a wide range of cleaning agents to choose from, including natural cleaners, glass cleaners, a solution of dishwashing detergent and warm water, and general cleaners among others. Whichever cleaning product you choose, avoid abrasive cleaners. Even if you have stubborn spills or food particles, don't be tempted to use abrasive cleaners.

Abrasive cleaners can lead to dullness of the sheen of your glass splashbacks and can affect its finish as well. For any stubborn stains, you can spray them with non-abrasive cleaners and let them soak for a couple of minutes before scrubbing gently or wiping with a piece of cloth.

Choose the Right Cleaning Cloth or Scrubbing Material

A cleaning or wiping cloth is also essential to the success of your glass splashback cleaning exercise. Your kitchen glass splashback may not withstand harsh scrubbing with materials such as plastic pads, metal scourers, or steel wool. Such cleaning materials will leave scratches on your glass splashback surface and affect its overall aesthetic appeal. For this reason, you can use a micro-fibre cloth to clean the surface of the splashback. After a thorough cleaning of the surface, you can then use a lint-free cloth to wipe off the cleaning solution. For a sparkling finish, use another dry lint-free cloth to buff the surface.