If you've recently installed a glass wine cellar, or have just moved into a new home that features one, you'll find it a convenient addition to your house. Glass wine cellars are also easy to clean and maintain, and there are a few things you can do to keep them looking and performing their best.
Totally enclosed in glass, these handy wine cellars will give your home an elegant, modern aesthetic. Not only does the glass give the cellar a clean, sleek appearance, but it will also allow you to easily see your wine collection. Glass wine cellars are also climate-controlled to protect your bottles while they're being stored.
The wine cellar panels are typically made of tempered glass, making them durable, but not resistant to fingerprints and other daily wear and tear. Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining your glass wine cellar.
1. Wipe the Glass Down on a Regular Basis
Depending on how active your household is and how much use your glass wine cellar gets, it's important to wipe it down on a regular basis. This can range anywhere from daily to weekly, or as often as needed.
Remove any unsightly fingerprints or other marks using a specialty glass cleaner and a soft, lint-free cloth. Spray the cleaner over the glass panels evenly, making sure you don't oversaturate them. If you prefer to go the all-natural route, make your own glass-cleaning solution using a mixture of half warm water and half distilled white vinegar.
Working from the top to the bottom, dry the panels with the cloth using a side-to-side motion to prevent streaking. If you notice streaks after wiping the panels down, you can go over them with crumpled newspaper, which is known for polishing glass.
Make sure you clean both the inside and outside glass panels, using a ladder as needed to reach the top.
2. Inspect Your Wine Bottles
After cleaning the glass, take the time to inspect your wine bottles at least once a month. Wipe the bottles down using a soft, microfiber cloth to remove any dust and debris. Next, check the corks to make sure they aren't cracked or damaged, which can lead to mold formation.
If you have a lot of wine bottles, you can order them from oldest to newest, or vice versa, and store them with their labels facing up for convenience. After looking over and organizing the bottles, check the cellar's temperature to make sure it's within the proper range.
Contact a company like GROVE GLASS & MIRROR to learn more.