Good Ideas and Great Tips for Glass
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Good Ideas and Great Tips for Glass

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Good Ideas and Great Tips for Glass

Five Tips to Help You Choose the Right Material for Your Bakery Display Case

Morgane Arnaud

If you are choosing a new material for your bakery display case, you need a product that is durable and beautiful. While shopping, there are several ideas you could consider. Take a look at these tips:

1. Avoid acrylic.

Typically, you have the choice between acrylic or glass. Acrylic tends to be cheaper than glass, and if you have limited funds, you may want to opt for acrylic over glass. However, if you can afford to, you should avoid acrylic.

It doesn't last as long as glass, it releases off gases, and it is more prone to scratches. In addition, it limits the design of your bakery case -- it is not easy to attach hinges or other hardware directly to acrylic so you have to have all of your acrylic panes framed in metal.

2. Opt for glass.

Glass, in contrast, offers all of the advantages you miss with acrylic. It's easy to connect to hinges, increasing the style options available for your bakery display case. It also lasts longer so you don't have to worry about replacing it soon, and it's durable enough to withstand customers leaning against it or bumping into it.

3. Consider etching your logo into the glass.

Whether you choose glass or acrylic, consider using the surface as a spot to promote your brand. You can hire a glazier to install the glass and etch your logo into it. Rather than putting the logo on the front, where it may block your customer's views of your bakery items, consider having the glazier put the logo on the top of the case or adding small logos to each corner of the glass.

4. Look for glass with minimum glare.

If you have a restaurant, bakery or coffee shop with a lot of windows, light may come through them and reflect off the glass on your bakery case. To prevent this, consider investing in glass that offers minimum glare. That way you don't have to worry about your employees being blinded by the glare or your customers not being able to see the treats in the case.

5. Investigate smudge-proof glass.

Bakery cases get exposed to a lot of smears and smudges. Your customers may lean against the case while they are waiting in line, people may touch the glass when they point to items them want, and kids may press their faces and hands against the glass in excitement over the food inside. As a result, your staff has to spend a lot of time cleaning the glass and removing smudges to keep the display looking nice. To prevent that, you may want to speak with a glazier about using smudge-proof or smudge-resistant glass for your case.