Asked on Aug 13, 2013

Discolored Crystal



I purchased 3 beautiful Crystal glasses. They have some sort of film on them. Can you tell me what I can use to "remove" this film? The sound wonderful when tinged so, I know they are a good quality.
8 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 13, 2013

    Crystal should never be washed in a dishwasher...the temp swings are bad and well as the harsh detergent. Some folks have had luck using vinegar, or a CLR type cleaner.

  • Karla Loftiss
    on Aug 13, 2013

    I think you can hand wash them with regular dish soap. And add a little bit of household ammonia to really make them sparkle. I believe that is what they did at a flower shop I worked at when I was a teenager.

  • Emma Santoro-Adkison
    on Aug 13, 2013

    I tried hand washing to no avail. I soaked them in white vinegar.It seems to have made them worse. I'll give it one more try. They are beautiful & for the price 3/$1.00 I couldn't pass it up especially when I tinged them. Beautiful. Thank you.

  • Emma Santoro-Adkison
    on Aug 13, 2013

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Emma Santoro-Adkison
    on Aug 24, 2013

    I'm still stuck with the white crystal. Can anyone help??

  • Marleneg
    on Jan 27, 2015

    Emma, I have heard that Efferdent denture cleaner has worked, in some cases, but I cannot verify that.

  • Lee
    on Jun 15, 2015

    It could be the glasses were put in the dishwasher and were etched by the dishwasher detergent. this is permeant. How about trying some of the glass paints and paint a design? with the cloudy glass as part of the design? Have fun and let us know what happens.

  • Jill
    on Jun 18, 2015

    If they haven't been etched, as a previous poster indicated, you can make a baking soda and water paste and gently scrub the gunk off.

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