Family owned and operated Mosser Glass is proud to have been creating a variety of American-made products for generations. Our family has created a legacy of blending beauty and fine craftsmanship in every piece of glassware we produce. We hope you care for it as much as we do so here are a few tips to protect your Mosser Glass for years to come.
Mechanical shock happens when your Mosser Glass comes in direct and forceful contact with another object, such as another glass or tableware. This type of impact can cause small abrasions throughout your piece, which become source of weakness in the glass. These eventually make it more susceptible to future breakage or thermal shock.
DOs & DON’Ts to Avoid Mechanical Shock
Mosser cake plate covers can be very thin and extremely fragile, thus, they require extra attention to care. After unpacking the cake plate cover with delicate care, be sure to hand wash only, do not fill with water, and only pick up by the knob to avoid breakage or shattering.
DO avoid glass to glass contact. One way to do this is by making sure your dishwasher-safe Mosser glassware does not touch each other during a cycle. If putting away your Mosser Glass on a shelf DON’T allow the glass to touch. DON’T pick up more than one glass at a time in each hand. DON’T add metal or tableware into glasses. When storing glasses, set them side by side, DON’T stack glasses inside of each other.
Thermal shock occurs when glass is moved and exposed to rapid, uneven temperature change, which causes stress and risks breakage to your Mosser Glass products.
DOs & DON’Ts to Avoid Thermal Shock
To avoid this from happening, keep in mind these few important things. If your glass is cold from either being stored in a cool location or from just being washed, DON’T immediately fill it with hot liquids. DO wait a second until your Mosser Glass pitcher, goblet, etc. has sit at room temperature long enough to fill it with a hot pot of coffee or tea. This action, as well as the other way – from hot to cold, can cause it to stress and crack and for you to lose your beautiful and expertly crafted piece of Mosser glassware.
DON’T pick up glasses pick large glass items up by the rim or precariously without supporting all its weight.
DON’T put silverware into your Mosser Glass products unless for its specified use.
DON’T let hot glass come in contact with cold water or surfaces.
DON’T stack glassware.
DO handle glassware gently to avoid cracking or chipping pieces.
DO preheat glasses with hot water before pouring hot drinks.
DO let glassware reach room temperature before washing.
There are three main risks associated with the use of glassware for baking:
1) Breakage due to sudden changes in temperature
2) Breakage due to impact
3) Injury risks related to glass mishandling
To avoid Breakage due to sudden changes in temperature:
• Do not suddenly shift the item from the freezer to the oven.
• This product should not be used on stovetop, toaster oven, grill, broil, electric table ovens or direct fire
• Do not place the hot item in water, nor on wet or cold surfaces.
• Allow the dish to cool down on a rack, a wooden base or a dry cloth.
• Before washing, make sure that the glass cooled down as directed.
• Do not add liquid to the containers when they are hot.
To avoid Breakage due to impact:
• Use plastic or nylon utensils to cook. Sharp knives or utensils can scratch and weaken the refractory.
• The product should be cleaned with mild detergent and water using nylon or plastic sponge to avoid scratches.
• Most Mosser items can be used in dishwashing machines.
• For difficult to remove food scraps, soak the item in warm water for several minutes before cleaning.
• Avoid strong shocks to the article.
To avoid Injury risks related to glass mishandling:
• Handling glass products without an adequate level of care could result in personal injury.
• Do not use or repair damaged or broken glassware.
• Avoid the misuse of microwave. Do not heat or use glass containers for heating food packaged in heat concentrated materials (such as popcorn).