When I was looking at the site of the prestigious wine glass brand "Riedel", I really wanted a high-class glass ... I found something called "wine glass cleaner". I was wondering what was different from the dishwashing sponge, so I decided to order it and use it.
"3M Scotch-Brite Wine Glass Cleaner" is a sponge developed exclusively for wine glasses with the cooperation of Riedel. It has been on sale from 3M Japan since September. The product comes in a luxurious package and looks great as a gift for wine lovers.
◆ Relaxing goods rather than sponges?
What came out of the bag was a fluffy object that bent like a stuffed animal. It seems that microfiber is used for the fabric, and it feels like corduroy.
Now, let's practice the care of the wine glass by referring to the video on the product page.
◆ Care for wine glasses that tend to be done at home
First, according to a survey conducted by Riedel in product development, there were two major problems with how to care for wine glasses at home.
The first is how to hold the glass. If you have a pedestal or stem (handle) that tends to be unstable, it will easily break. It seems correct to hold the bottom of the glass so that it wraps in the palm of your hand.
The second is how to wash. Are you washing with more force than necessary, such as pushing your hands in to wash the bottom of the glass or pinching the mouthpiece to remove oil stains? This also puts a load on the delicate parts of the glass, making it easier to break.
◆ The wine glass cleaner was very calculated
That's where the cleaner finally comes in (actually, wet it with water and use it with detergent). The bent part is a little hard, so use this part to wash the bottom of the glass. By the way, the thin one is very convenient for washing the bottom of the champagne glass.
Wash the mouthpiece of the glass by stroking a large area of the cleaner. The ribbon-shaped surface scrapes off oil stains and lipstick marks, so it can be removed without any effort.
The last is the pedestal. Wash by sandwiching it between the V-shaped parts.
After shooting, when I actually washed the used wine glass, it foamed well with a small amount of detergent, and I was surprised that the dirt could be removed without really putting effort. Also, by using a special sponge, you will be more conscious of "wash carefully"! The glass surface after running the detergent is also very clear. When it is naturally dried, water droplets will remain as marks, so it is recommended to polish it with a special cloth.
The price of the product is 2,646 yen (tax included). It's a pretty good price for a sponge, but it might be cheaper if this reduces the risk of breaking a wine glass ...