Laboratory glassware can be washed by hand in a soaking bath or by machine in a laboratory dishwasher. Laboratory dealers can supply a wide range of cleaners and cleaner-disinfectants for both methods. As contamination during the delivery of our laboratory glassware cannot be totally ruled out, we recommend washing laboratory glassware before it is used for the first time.
To care properly for laboratory glassware, it should be washed immediately after use at low temperature, on a short cycle and with low alkalinity.
It is generally recommended that cleaning or washing of glass products be carried out prior to autoclaving or hot-air sterilization. This minimizes dirt of impurities from adhering to the glassware surfaces and prevents damage caused by any possibly adhering chemicals.