Use & Care
With proper care, Dansk candlesticks will provide years of enjoyment.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Do not let candles burn within 2 inches of the top of candlesticks, as damage or breakage may result.
- Wash your crystal serveware with a mild dish detergent before use with food.
- Crystal stemware isn't just for special occasions - crystal is durable and can be used frequently. With ordinary care, crystal drinkware is a treasure you can enjoy for a lifetime.
- Always wash your crystal by hand, using a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Avoid scrubbing or use of abrasives. To prevent chipping and scratching crystal when washing, remove rings, swing the faucet out of the way, and line the bottom of the sink with a rubber mat. Rinse with warm water, and gently pat dry with a soft cloth.
Tip: To ensure that your crystal keeps that "brand-new" sparkle forever, add some vinegar to the water when hand washing.
- Never store crystal upside down. The lip is the most fragile part of the glass and in time will crack and chip from the weight of the bowl and stem.
- Always allow air space around each piece of crystal when you store it. Since glass expands in hot temperatures, extra air space eliminates the possibility of the crystal breaking because it has expanded and touched another piece. To prevent dust buildup, keep crystal in a curio cabinet behind glass.
Earthenware is a ceramic body that offers a wide variety of beautifully sculpted and decorated designs. With proper care, your Dansk earthenware item will provide years of beauty and enjoyment. To ensure proper care of your Dansk earthenware, we recommend you follow these easy care instructions:
- Use of rubber or wooden utensils is recommended for glazed earthenware baking dishes.
- Hand washing is recommended for large serving items.
- Do not immerse glazed earthenware in water while the dish is still hot.
- Do not allow your earthenware to soak in water.
Bistro cookware is made of baked enamel on steel and is designed to be used on the stove and in the oven. Do not use Bistro enamelware in the microwave oven or an oven broiler.
- To extend the life of Bistro enamel cookware, be sure a covering of oil, butter, or liquid is in the pan while cooking. Never preheat dry, and be sure to use a low to medium heat while cooking as Bistro enamel heats up quickly.
- To prevent damage to the enamel only use wooden or plastic utensils. Do not bang or drop cookware as it will chip. Do not cut food directly in the pan. Do not put in freezer or go directly from the refrigerator to the oven or stovetop, as extreme changes in temperature will damage surface.
- To clean baked-on stains, soak in hot soapy water or soak in hot water with 2 teaspoons of baking soda. This will help to loosen the food particles that are stuck to the surface. Do not pour cold water into a hot pan. Do not use harsh abrasive scouring pads or cleansers; however, nylon scrubbers may be used. Dansk Bistro is dishwasher-safe; however, to reduce chipping and damage to the surface, wash by hand.
By following these simple care instructions, your Dansk hand-painted glass or crystal will retain its beauty:
- Gently hand wash using a mild detergent in warm water.
- Rinse in warm water; do not soak for a prolonged period of time.
- Dry by hand with a soft cloth immediately after washing.
- Never put hand-painted glass or crystal in the dishwasher.
- Avoid using abrasive pads or powders.
- Avoid exposing hand-painted glass or crystal to temperature extremes; do not use in microwave, freezer, oven or place near an open flame.
Dansk microwave-safe products can be used in a microwave with the following cautions:
- Do not permit children to handle product that has been heated in the microwave.
- Heating foods and/or beverages in the microwave may cause this product to become hot.
- To retain the beauty and functionality of microwave-safe products, never place them empty in a microwave oven, and avoid overheating food/liquids.
- Always use a pot holder or oven mitt when handling any product heated in a microwave oven.
Dansk materials that ARE microwave-safe:
- Fine ceramic
Dansk patterns that ARE microwave-safe:
- Café Blanc
- Concerto Allegro Blue
- Craft Colors
- Graves Studio
- Latin Spice
- Mesa Blue
- Spa Stripes
- Studio LM
- Tjorn White
- Tropical Swirls
Dansk materials that ARE NOT microwave-safe:
- Hand-painted glass
- Metalware (including alternative metal serveware)
Silverplated pieces should be cleaned with the same care as solid metals. If there is no tarnish present, clean with a phosphate-free detergent. Most polishes and cleaners can be found in your local hardware store, department store or pharmacy. Polishes that require rinsing are less abrasive because they use a liquid to suspend the polishing ingredients. If you use this type of polish, dry the piece immediately with a cotton dish towel to avoid spotting. Don't use polishes that have dried up; the abrasive particles are now much too concentrated and can be harmful. Never use steel wool, scouring pads or toxic dips. To remove dried-on polish, use a wet horsehair brush, cotton ball or toothpick. To avoid fingerprints, wear cotton gloves when handling your silverplated pieces.
18/10 stainless flatware includes at least 18% chromium and 10% nickel for exceptional durability, shine, and stain resistance; generally considered the "best" quality stainless, easy to care for and dishwasher-safe. Here are a few care tips to follow:
- Wash stainless promptly after each use; foods can leave acids or oils that may tarnish. Avoid prolonged soaking, as the corrosive effect of water may cause pitting or staining.
- Stainless is dishwasher-safe; use a mild detergent to avoid spotting. Loosely load your dishwasher so water circulates freely, and avoid contact with aluminum, other metal objects, and the heating element as high heat can be corrosive. Load the dishwasher with the handles of the forks and spoons pointing down and the knife handles up. NOTE: Although not recommended, hollow-handled knives may be washed in the dishwasher, but hot temperatures may loosen the handles.
- When washing by hand, use hot, soapy water; rinse and dry immediately with a soft cloth.
- Metal polish can be used to remove the occasional darkening caused by the ingredients in tea, coffee, salad dressings, and vinegar.
Dansk stoneware is dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-to-oven-to-table-safe. It is suggested to allow pieces to cool before removing from the dishwasher, as they are prone to chip when hot. Each piece, except for those trimmed with gold or metal decoration, may be used in the microwave oven and in a regular oven at temperatures of up to 350 degrees. However, they may not be used on an electric burner, under a broiler or on an open flame. When taking a piece from the refrigerator or freezer, allow it to warm to room temperature before placing in the oven.
- Prior to first use, you should wash the inside and outer surfaces of the teakettle with hot, soapy water. Then, rinse thoroughly.
- Never overfill the teakettle as boiling water may be forced out of the spout.
- Place the teakettle on the stove burner so that the spout is not pointed toward the front of the stove. When boiling water, always point the spout away from you. ALWAYS use a pot holder or oven mitt to remove the teakettle from the stove burner.
- WARNING! Teakettle handle may become hot during use.
- Once the water in the teakettle comes to a boil, turn the burner off and allow at least 10-15 seconds before pouring and/or handling the teakettle.
- In pouring from the teakettle, DO NOT tilt the teakettle more than 80 degrees to prevent possible burn injury. Hot steam may escape from the lid of the teakettle if it is tilted more than 80 degrees.
Treat this rare natural wood with special care, for it is sensitive to humidity, dryness, and extremes of temperature. For example, salad bowls should not be placed in the refrigerator. Hand wash Dansk teakwood with warm water and mild soap and dry thoroughly - do not let it soak in water. Store the pieces in a well-ventilated area away from heaters, ovens, and strong sunlight. To help maintain its rich finish, give teakwood an occasional mineral oil rub.
- Do not handle a votive while the candle is burning, as the exterior can become quite hot to the touch.
- Do not leave a lighted votive unattended or within the reach of children.
- If a votive has a lid, do not cover the votive with the lid while a candle is burning inside. If the lid is not removed, it will become exceedingly hot and cause a serious burn if touched.
- Straighten the candle wick and trim to ¼ inch before lighting.