Asked on Jan 7, 2019

How do I get film off of wine glasses?

Kathy Gunter LawMogieWilliam


My glasses have a film from dishwasher that I cannot scrub off. Anyone know how to get them shining again?

4 answers
    1. Soak your wine glass in warm vinegar for one hour.
    2. Create a bottle cleaner by wrapping a kitchen towel around a fork.
    3. Scrub away at the wine stain in the bottom of the glass.
    4. Clean the rest of the glass with a nylon net or plastic scrubber.
    5. Thoroughly rinse the glass in hot water.

  • William
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Soak in straight vinegar. If that doesn't work then they were etched by the detergent in the dishwasher.

  • Mogie
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Vinegar can also successfully remove limescale deposits left by hard water by helping to loosen the minerals that are making your glassware filmy. You can use a rag with a few tablespoons of vinegar on it and rub off the mineral deposits by hand, or you can soak glassware in a mix of hot water and about 2 cups of vinegar.

    After immersing the glasses for a bit, shake off the excess water and then let the glassware air-dry. The vinegar will evaporate completely, leaving no offensive smell or residue, and your dishes will look brand-new. If any residue does remain, simply give it a quick rinse and let it air dry.

    Another possibility is to right to the source, by adding vinegar directly to the dishwasher in the rinse compartment. Instead of spending money on a rinse aid, try using vinegar instead. This is especially effective when combined with higher temperatures, as it will help prevent cloudy film from developing during the washing process.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Great advice above with vinegar. Here's a tip to help prevent it. Put a drop of blue Dawn dish detergent in the dishwasher detergent compartment before adding your detergent. This will help prevent it in the future. Also, you might want to do a vinegar and baking soda cleanse of your dishwasher to remove any residue lurking inside.

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