You don't want to be concerned over glassware that's going to break. Enter acrylic glassware. We're always worried about what our kids are going to do with our stuff we've spent so much money on. You don't have to with acrylic (at least not too much). You can take it easy on yourself and your family with this excellent option in glassware. Acrylic glassware can be smashed around with few problems.
Acrylic glassware is tough enough to put up with bangs and bumps without shattering. Not only that, today's acrylic glassware comes in beautiful colors that look amazingly like glass and only touching reveals they're not what they appear to be. Finding a set of acrylic glassware is easy, as most department stores carry wide selections, and you'll find that it's much cheaper than regular glassware.
Acrylic Glassware Care and Maintenance
Now acrylic galssware won't usually shatter like glass will and you really have to be quite rough on it to break it, acrylic will get damaged if it is overly mistreated. It does scratch easily, meaning sand and outdoor use must be considered with children that don't know how to be careful yet. Another inexpesive set woudl be a good choice for kids.
Acrylic glassware is usually dishwasher safe, but manufacturers recommend not using anything beyond mild dish detergent and a soft cloth to keep your glassware looking its best. If you don't hand wash your dishes but use a dishwashing machine instead, be sure that anything you buy is clearly indicated as being dishwasher safe. At the other end of the temperature extreme, acrylic glassware can also withstand freezing for juice popsicles.
It may sound odd but acrylic galssware is excellent for teaching all kids how to drink from a glass and to show them how to properly treat dinnerware. If it happends to be dropped on the ground, or is intentionally done, it isn't likely to break. Of course you're still stuck with cleaning up the stuff from the inside of the glass. But not too bad compared to worrying about little pieces of glass all over the place that you can't see.
Not only is acrylic glassware a great choice for parents with children, it's a wonderful option for the backyard and drinks on the patio. It's fairly easy to find acrylic glassware in jazzy colors like bright blue, tropical orange or fuchsia, and the festive colors add punch and pizzazz to any backyard party without the worry of a glass being broken if one gets accidentally overturned.
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