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Allexie
Old 15-10-2004, 3:35 PM
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Default Help for cloudy wine glasses!

Best wine glasses have gone all dish-washer cloudy, (cheapo's free from petrol station still twinkling >), does anyone know if there is there a way of restoring them to their former pristine glory or is it a lost cause?
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Old 15-10-2004, 3:39 PM
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Hi Allexie, maybe this will help.


http://www.ehow.com/how_18788_preven...glassware.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_13443_clean-foggy-crystal.html
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Old 15-10-2004, 3:49 PM
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hot water and vinegar always brings mine up nice, just leave them to soak in it. ;D
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WHAT? A solution using vinegar? Never!! ;D ;D
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shocking isn't it??
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Old 15-10-2004, 11:25 PM
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I must be PSYCHIC!!! Otherwise, how could I KNOW that this thread would mention VINEGAR even before opening it?

;D 8) :

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lol. ;D
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Old 28-10-2004, 1:25 PM
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What proportion of vinegar to water would you use?
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five tablespoons vinegar to half a bowl hot water (just enough to cover them)

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Thanks
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Any tips for getting rid of the streaks ?
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Are they streaks, or has the dishwasher damaged the glasses (etching)? If they are just 'cloudy' it might be because of hard water deposits, so make sure you are using enough rinse aid and salt and you are using enough detergent. If it is etching you cannot remove it, if its dirt/cloudy try polishing with some baking powder and water.
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Streaks/cloudy I try to keep it well salted and rinse aided but will try the baking powder
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Soaking streaky glasswear in a solution of soda crystals/liquid and hot water usually works for me.
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I have found it is when the salt is getting low that my glasses go cloudy - cheap machine so no warning light. So I use the salt, vinegar in the rinse compartment and the 3 in 1 tablets (bought when on special) and that combo seems to work well.
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Default how do i remove residue from wine glasses

on having a clean out i checked my glass cuipboard and noticed a lot of glasses discoloured with a residue iv tried fairy liquid and glass cleaner but not worked any hits ?? or should i just throw away??
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on having a clean out i checked my glass cuipboard and noticed a lot of glasses discoloured with a residue iv tried fairy liquid and glass cleaner but not worked any hits ?? or should i just throw away??
much thanks
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Have they been in the dishwasher? If so, it may be a residue from the cleaning products used. This is especailly true if they're lead crystal.

Alternatively, is it a greasy residue? Try wiping with a damp cloth and vinegar.

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Have they been in the dishwasher? If so, it may be a residue from the cleaning products used. This is especailly true if they're lead crystal.

Alternatively, is it a greasy residue? Try wiping with a damp cloth and vinegar.

HTH, Penny. x
Thanks but as they have been in dishwasher they are cheap glasses , iv tried handwashing and scrubbing nothings worked as yet .
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I have a clear pyrex bowl that has gone like that. Sort of cloudy at the base. It's definitely not food desposits or anything burnt on.

I have totally failed to get it back to its original condition, but it still works so what the heck. I know it's a bit different with glasses as they are more "seen", but perhaps you could use them for the kids' juice or something (if you have any that is).
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You might find that this is not a residue but damage from your dishwasher. Some dishwashers wash with quite high temperatures and a fierce water action - over time this scours more delicate finishes. I know it is recommended that silver/gold decorated china is not put in a dishwasher as it removes the metal finish, so I imagine that over time glass would be affected too. Same thing for a pyrex bowl - think how many thousands of times metal implements have scraped over the bottom over the years.

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