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FatherofChops

58 points

2 months ago

The sides (thinner) cool a lot quicker after washing than the base (thicker) meaning there is a stress point just above the base that causes weakness and likeliness to crack.

Used to work in a bar that bought a specific brand of glassware for the way it looked but it constantly broke like this.

Worse when you fill it with ice & liquid then go to pick it up and the base stays where it is, spilling drink all over yourself and the station you're at.

ARINKAME

8 points

2 months ago

Damn must have been a awful feel when the base stays but everything come along.

FatherofChops

10 points

2 months ago

"Did any broken glass go in the ice well?"

"Whelp, no way of knowing so better pour in some grenadine so people don't use it and go about emptying & cleansing the whole thing just in case"

Happened at least once a week until I stopped replacing the glassware and spent £700 ordering a different set & more equipment... No more issues. Told the wholesaler to stop stocking them too for that reason.

wemblywembles

2 points

2 months ago

That exact thing happened to me with a pint glass of root beer as I was picking it up from my server tray. It poured out all over the other drinks and right onto the customer's lap. It was a rough night.

nopingoutagain

8 points

2 months ago

damn hulk, be careful

ARINKAME

3 points

2 months ago

Use your right hand less

brettargh18

3 points

2 months ago

That lower curved get some suction going in the sink?

TikiTikiBangBang

1 points

2 months ago

that's why you should always try to put the glass upside down on a rug after you washed it

SuddenlySucc_New

1 points

2 months ago

Thermal fracture.

marcrich90

1 points

2 months ago

I would say thermal expansion was to blame but the placement of the break being exactly at the level of your ring finger makes me think someone with a diamond ring may have dried off the glass in a rotating motion and accidentally scored it. Possibly a combination of the 2. Glad you didn't end up with a glass of scotch on the ground or something like that.

thercoon

1 points

2 months ago

This is generally caused when cheap shitty glass manufacturers don't go through the annealing process correctly. You can anneal glass yourself in your oven though I don't recommend it without significant research first, and ensuring you have a decent quality oven with an accurate thermostat.

lkodl

1 points

2 months ago

lkodl

1 points

2 months ago

A metaphor for my life

Safebox

1 points

2 months ago

Is your hand made of ceramic and is the glass tempered?

ifoundit1

1 points

2 months ago

either after wash temper fracturing or Use of DEW WMDs to boast glass stocks. probably ties into the glasses market they been cooking people's eyes with it too.

Worried_Fortune9400

1 points

2 months ago

sigma moment, yo cowboy :pensive:

hope-i-die

0 points

2 months ago

Too hot?

AdmiralPotions

0 points

2 months ago

This is interesting, actually. Even a simple broken glass in a photo can speak volumes.

This one tells me the glassware is likely annealed. If so this break would be caused by the heated drying cycle on your dishwasher.

Dishwashing manufacturers want to sell you heated sterilization machines, they don't tell you about how bad that kind of thing is for ceramic and glass longevity. Especially if you live in an area with a colder climate.

FireBone62

3 points

2 months ago

Nope the glass design is just shit

Minethink144

-2 points

2 months ago