Since glass is a pore-free material, it is ideal for use in the kitchen, not only for reasons of hygiene. Clear glass can be cleaned with a mild detergent or any standard household glass cleaning agent. Chemicals and highly caustic agents should immediately be removed with water to protect the glass surface. Abrasive action or scratching also impair the glass surface. Satinated glass generally has a slightly rougher surface than clear glass. It can easily be cleaned with a cloth or sponge and standard household glass cleaning agent. The glass surface should not be exposed to cleaning agents containing silicone or acid. Greasy and oily substances produce stains with a slight shadowy effect on satinated glass, but they can easily be removed with a glass cleaning agent.
In general the instructions of the particular cleansing agent manufacturer have to be followed. Usually they are found on the rear label of the cleansing agent. Cleansing agents which contain e.g. alcohol or spirit can damage the furniture surface. Hardened glass is an extremely robust material, but not unbreakable. Overloading, for instance if the edges and/or surface are damaged, will destroy the stress balance in the glass, causing it to shatter spontaneously. This shattering may occur immediately or some time after the glass was overloaded. Hard knocks and bumps on the glass should therefore be avoided. Glass is made of natural raw materials. Slight variations in colour therefore cannot be excluded.