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Apr 16, 2014 09:00 AM

how do you store your glasses/stemware?

bottom up or bottom down?

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  1. Bottom down..but if I had open shelves, which is quite popular these days, I'd store them bottom up.

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    1. re: Monica

      what about shelves with glass doors?

      1. re: eLizard

        It's for dust. I have glass doors and I store them bottom down.

    2. Bottom down in a cabinet with glass doors for the wine/martini/cordial/cocktail glasses.

      For the iced tea and juice glasses, bottom down in the wooden-doored cabinet where I store my plates, bowls, etc.

        1. Bottom up. On this shelf liner. The raised ridges allow a bit of air underneath in case they're not fully dry.

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          1. re: LindaWhit

            We use the same shelf liner in all our cabinets. As odd as this may seem, our everyday glasses are stored alternating top up / top down, because they are tapered, we can get more glasses in the cabinet when stored alternating. Something like this: \_// \\_// \\_/

            1. re: LindaWhit

              I hadn't even thought of a ridged liner. Genius! I store mine bottom up also, so I'll be getting some new liner soon!

            2. Bottom up on shelf liner.