Taking photos with chrome or glass objects in them?

I am no photographer, I have a simple digital camera.

I am going to sell a few bits on ebay and need photos
Clothes, books and CD’s have all photographed well

I am having problems photographing a set of chrome taps, either the outline is blured or light seems to reflect back obscuring the object itself.

The other thing is pictures of glassware obviously the glass is transparent, but all I really get is the background with a faint shape of the glass.

I have tried taking pics with the flash on and off but nothing has come out that looks much good.

Advice on either glass or chrome much appreciated

Thanks in advance