Help me remove port stain from crystal

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Horror of horrors

i've not supped my port quick enough and it has now stained the inside of my crystal decanter (and before anyone says decadant so and so, it was a wedding pressie !), can anyone advise me what to use to get the inside of my decanter all sparkly again.

The outlaws are coming for Xmas and i could really do with having it done by then.

hope someone can help

MTC ;D
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  • ReaperReaper Forumite
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    Not a clue. I'd have thought a decanter designed to hold port shouldn't stain if you put port in it!

    However if you ask the question on the "MoneySaving Old Style" board I'm sure someone there will know the answer.
  • Poppy9Poppy9 Forumite
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    Yeah no doubt it's white vinegar or soda crystals!!!!!!
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  • soda crystals!

    if it's the cloudy/muddy brown stuff you want to remove then just bung a couple of tablespoons of soda crystals in with a little warm water and swish about before the crystals dissolve...then fill up with warm water and leave for a couple of hours
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  • NileNile Forumite
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    You could try denture cleaning tablets. Don't pay for Steradent, buy the cheaper version Superdent. They're both manufactured by the same company.

    I use Superdent to clean tea stains from my mug and spoon, works a treat.
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  • MimiJaneMimiJane Forumite
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    Horror of horrors

    i've not supped my port quick enough and it has now stained the inside of my crystal decanter (and before anyone says decadant so and so, it was a wedding pressie !), can anyone advise me what to use to get the inside of my decanter all sparkly again.

    The outlaws are coming for Xmas and i could really do with having it done by then.

    hope someone can help

    MTC  ;D

    Try posting this on the Money Saving Old Style board ... very knowledgeable people on there who seem to be able to come up with answers for cleaning anything.  ;D

    (Not that the answers you've already had won't work, but just in case they don't. ::))
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  • You Could try "magic balls"

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    "This little pot of magic contains lots of small ball-bearing size copper balls that solve all kinds of awkward cleaning problems. To remove deposits from intricate or narrow vases or decanters, for example, simply pour in the magic balls, add a little water and swirl round. Once they have finished their work, simply dry and store for re-use. Just like that!"

    i know they sell similar at John Lewis.

    http://www.cucinadirect.com/go/Product_5265.html
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  • trutru Forumite
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    Sterilising tablet for baby's bottles :)
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  • r.mac_2r.mac_2 Forumite
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    You Could try "magic balls"

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    "This little pot of magic contains lots of small ball-bearing size copper balls that solve all kinds of awkward cleaning problems. To remove deposits from intricate or narrow vases or decanters, for example, simply pour in the magic balls, add a little water and swirl round. Once they have finished their work, simply dry and store for re-use. Just like that!"

    i know they sell similar at John Lewis.

    http://www.cucinadirect.com/go/Product_5265.html

    These really work - and are great for the bottom of vases and other silly shaped objects!

    I've never had the problem of port being in the decanter long enough for it to stain! :o;)
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  • BossybootsBossyboots Forumite
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    Instead of the magic balls, just try some rice (uncooked of course).
  • Murphy_The_CatMurphy_The_Cat Forumite
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    Thank you all for your suggestions.. i tried soda crystals and........... result, sparkling clean decanter.

    MTC ;D


    p.s i must make sure i drink my malt whisky quicker, it would be a shame if the bottle stained !!
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