Thursday, October 10 , 2013

A Cure for Cloudy Glass

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This tip comes courtesy of Tracy, who asked us on Facebook: “How do you clean cloudy glass stains?” That's a great question and a common problem, especially in the dishwasher. Here's what to do to fix it: If you usually wash dishes by hand and you have a batch of cloudy glassware, fill an empty plastic liquid dish-detergent bottle with one part dish detergent, one part white vinegar and three parts warm water. Shake it a few times. Use a little on a soft sponge (don't use an abrasive scrubber on glassware) to clean each glass and rinse well. Your glasses should sparkle immediately! This is a great mixture to use every day for dazzling dinnerware.

If you keep pulling cloudy glasses out of your dishwasher, you probably have hard water and/or a dirty dishwasher. Place a dishwasher-safe bowl on the bottom rack of your empty dishwasher and fill with a cup of white vinegar. Place the cloudy glasses on the top rack and run a full cycle without detergent. This will clean your dishwasher and your cloudy glasses. We've also found that using gel dishwasher detergent can leave a film on glasses. Try using powdered detergent only, and use a little less than the recommended amount.

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