- Depending on the number of people you have dining make sure to have an adequate supply of glassware on hand so that your glasses coming from the dishwasher can get to proper temperature before going into service
- When cleaning or polishing wine glasses don’t rotate the bowl and the base in the opposite direction as this can cause the stem to break off
- Some people think adding vinegar to the dish machine’s final rinse helps result in streak-free glasses
- Pick up glasses one by one, not in clusters, because friction occurs when grouped together
- Never use glassware in the place of an ice scooper. If your glass breaks while in the ice supply it’s not only difficult to see it & extract it, but it could end up in your customer’s drink
- When bussing tables, use caution and don’t stack glasses. Rather, put into racks or trays for optimal transportation
- Never store flatware in glasses
- Never stack glass on glass when storing as it can get stuck and easily crack when stored this way.
- Throw away any chipped or cracked glassware. NEVER serve to your customer when there is a flaw in the glass. To view our full selection of glassware click here. Most of these tips are common knowledge but our hope is that it has refreshed your memory on good glassware practices. Have any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-319-0690
It’s an age old question that is constantly being asked: How do I care for my Cast Iron Cookware? If you own cast iron cookware it’s important to follow a few simple steps before you start using it to prepare your favorite meals. By properly caring for your cast iron cookware you’ll be able to pass it down the family tree for generations to come.
GETTING STARTED: The very first thing you want to do is rinse your pan with hot water and dry it completely. Apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to the cooking surface of your pan and let it slowly pre-heat. You’ll be ready for cooking once the pan is pre-heated. Always remember to avoid cooking cold food in your pan.
When you’re done cooking in your pan you should use a stiff brush and hot water for cleaning. Using dish soap and other abrasive detergents should be avoided. Also remember it’s never good to put a hot pan in cold water because thermal shock can lead to cracking and warping. Towel dry your cast iron pan completely and apply another thin coat of oil to the cooking surface. Never let your cast iron air dry and never put it in the dishwasher! If rust should happen to form on your cast iron pan simply scour it off with steel wool and re-season (see below). Always store your cast iron cookware in a cool, dry place or in an oven (remember to take it out before using the oven!).
RE-SEASONING: At some point food will start sticking to your pan or the color of your cast iron cookware will become dull. It’s time to re-season! Rinse your cast iron with hot water and a mild soap. Make sure you dry your cast iron completely. Apply a thin coat of vegetable oil on the inside and outside of your pan. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom rack of your oven to avoid dripping and place the pan upside down on the top rack. Set your oven to 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake your cast iron cookware for at least one hour then turn off your oven and let your cast iron cool off in the oven. Make sure your cast iron is stored in a cool, dry place.
By following these simple steps you should be able to enjoy using your cast iron cookware forever!