I worked at McDonalds like every other pimply teenager. At night we were supposed to clean the coffee pots. I say supposed to because like every other pimply teenager we liked to cut corners on things like cleanliness. Don’t even get me started on the 50 gallon iced tea thing… *shudder*.
When we did get around to cleaning the glass pots we used a bunch of ice cubes and salt. Sometimes the simplest things do the best job.
Those days are in the past. Our coffee pots are now designer lead crystal carafes. The salty ice just won’t cut it any more. Luckily Riedel has created a set of small stainless steel balls that will clean your carafe when combined with plain water.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most innovative, and Riedel’s bottle cleaner beads are a case in point. These small, smooth stainless steel balls submerge in water where they sink to the bottle’s hard-to-reach corners and bottom. When the bottle is gently agitated, the balls create fiction against the hard surfaces, knocking off unwanted residue and providing an even, streak-free cleaning. No more risking cutting hands or accidental breaks! These beads work perfectly in narrow-necked bottles, vases, or any irregularly shaped glass piece.
When not in use, they store in a handsome and convenient black plastic jar with a screw-off lid and the words “Bottle Cleaner” in crisp, white lettering. This handy item makes a great add-on gift with glassware and decanters.
- How to Clean a Coffee Pot Naturally with Vinegar (brighthub.com)
- Riedel takes on the BC Wine Appreciation Society (blanc-de-noir.blogspot.com)
- Decadent Decanters (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Maximilian Riedel tours SFMOMA exhibition on wine (sfgate.com)
- Riedel Comparative Wine Glass Workshop at SFMOMA (corkdork.typepad.com)
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