Care and Handling

Care & Handling

With the proper care and handling, your recent purchase can be a staple in your celebrations for years to come! Review the Care and Handling chart and follow the instructions below to learn how to best care for and clean your Libbey products. If you have specific questions about your product, our Customer Care team is happy to answer them!
You may contact us at customercare@libbey.com or call 877-620-3576.

For details, view the legend below the chart
 
Care and  Handling Instructions -
Dishwasher
Safe
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Handwash
Only
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Microwave
Safe
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Oven
Safe
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Freezer
Safe
Care and  Handling Instructions -
No Hot
Liquids
1Game Night Set Chip and Dip Bowls and Plastic Lid are not safe for microwave
2Do not submerge wooden serving trays in water; use a wet cloth to wipe and clean after use
3Acaciawood collection serving bowls are dishwashwer safe; not safe for microwave
4Donna Senior Clear Plastic Dinner Plate Cover is top rack dishwasher safe; not safe for oven
5Accessories (infuser and lid) are not safe for dishwasher, microwave or freezer
Legend
Care and  Handling Instructions -
Dishwasher Safe
Care and  Handling Instructions -
Microwave Safe
Care and  Handling Instructions -
Freezer Safe
Care and  Handling Instructions -
Handwash Only
Care and  Handling Instructions -
Oven Safe
Care and  Handling Instructions -
No Hot Liquids

Care & Handling Instructions

General Product Info & Safety Tips

Before using your product, review the below product info and safety tips:

Always wash your products before their first use.

  • 1

    Our products are shipped directly from our warehouses; while they may appear slightly dirty in their shipping box, there is nothing that a quick wash can’t wipe away!

  • 2

    Reference the Care and Handling chart above for the preferred method of cleaning.

Reference your product on the Care and Handling chart.

  • 1

    The Care and Handling chart outlines each product or category’s safety and care guidelines. It’s important to familiarize yourself with your product’s features and benefits prior to use.

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    If you have any questions about your product, contact our Customer Care team at customercare@libbey.com or call toll-free at 877-620-3576.

Glassware Handling Tips

Failure to review your product’s care and handling may result in breakage of the product or personal injury. It is important to note the following tips for handling glassware:

Avoid extreme temperature changes of glassware items. Transitioning from one temperature extreme to the next may cause stress to the glassware and risk breakage from thermal shock. To avoid this:

  • 1

    Do not put hot items in cold glassware; do not put cold items in hot glassware.

  • 2

    Do not pour hot tea, coffee or other items into a cold glassware item or one that has just been rinsed; do not pour cold beverages into glass that is warm from rinsing or a dishwashing cycle.

  • 3

    Only expose your glassware item to higher or lower temperature when it is already at room temperature.

  • 4

    Allow glassware to reach room temperature before washing (by hand or in dishwasher).

  • 5

    Do not remove a glass bake dish from the oven and place on a cold countertop; always use hot pads.

  • 6

    Do not place a warm bake dish containing leftovers into the fridge; dish should be at room temperature.

  • 7

    Do not place cold or chilled bake dish into the oven or microwave; dish should be at room temperature.

It’s also important to handle your glassware items properly to prevent mechanical shock, which is a minute abrasion in the glass that causes weakness and makes it more susceptible to breakage from impact or thermal shock.

  • 1

    Do not put flatware into glassware.

  • 2

    Do not strike flatware against glassware.

  • 3

    Do not carry glasses in bouquets, by the rims.

  • 4

    Do not hit glassware against hard objects.

  • 5

    Do not drop glassware.

Other helpful tips when handling glassware include:

  • 1

    Do not pick large glass items by the rim (especially home décor and bubble balls).

  • 2

    Do lift and carry glass items by the sides.

  • 3

    Do handle glassware gently (remove abraded, cracked or chipped glassware from use).

Wood & Marble Care Tips

To properly care for your wood and marble items, follow the below tips:

  • 1

    Wipe with warm water before using the first time; use a wet cloth to wipe and clean after use.

  • 2

    Do not submerge in water when cleaning.

  • 3

    Maintain wood by occasionally rubbing with mineral oil.

  • 4

    Remove odors by rubbing with table salt and half a lemon, let sit for 2-3 minutes, then wipe clean with damp cloth.

  • 5

    Remove excess water with clean paper towel, stand board on its end to air dry.

  • 6

    Store in a dry area away from extreme temperatures.

Indoors Out Premium Plastic Collection Care Tips

To properly care for items within our Indoors Out Premium-Plastic Collection, follow the below tips:

  • 1

    To maintain clarity, avoid using citric-based detergents as they may cause discoloration.

  • 2

    If serving citrus products, wash and rinse thoroughly after use to prevent discoloration.

  • 3

    Avoid contact with sunscreen; always wash hands after applying sunscreen before using your drinkware or serveware.

  • 4

    Avoid applying aerosol sunscreen while drinkware or serveware is nearby as it may cause discoloration or haze.

Glass Mug Handling Tips

Tips for using glass mugs:

  • 1

    Glass mugs are intended for warm beverages, not for hot beverages (i.e. do not pour coffee or tea directly from a pot or instant one-cup brewing machine).

  • 2

    Glass mugs are not safe for the microwave.

Bubble Ball Home Décor Handling Tips

  • 1

    Do not lift items by the rim.

  • 2

    Do lift and carry items by the bottom.