Remove lipstick from glasses before washing
Lipstick marks on glasses are annoying and unsightly. They will quickly lead to customer complaints and wastage of drinks.
Bar and kitchen staff, potwash and anyone handling glasses in a commercial catering environment should be trained on how to deal with lipstick marks on glassware.
- When collecting the glasses from the restaurant or bar, separate the ones with lipstick around the rim
- Holding a glass up to the light for inspection may reveal a light or clear lipgloss mark you may not have noticed
- Rub some salt onto the lipstick - this helps break down the grease and eases its bond with the glass
- Alternatively, you can wipe the mark away with a microfibre clothv (the fibres penetrate the surface pores of the glass)
- Wash the glass as usual, any salt will come off in the glasswasher during its wash cycle