How can I get the cloudy film off of my clear plates?


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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 05, 2018
    If you can find it a product called Zud works for that

  • Russbow Russbow on Feb 05, 2018
    It is caused by hard water, I'll leave it to others on the glasses, but get a water softener to stop the problem. Yes, they use salt to regenerate.

  • Soak in vinegar, then wash and dry by hand.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 05, 2018
    Try soaking them in vinegar water. It should help loosen the mineral deposit. It can happen even with soft water, but worse with hard water. It may take more than one try. If it doesn't come off, the glass may be etched and it will never come off, same goes with glasses of any kind. I normally hand wash clear glass, unless it is already etched. I have never had a problem with clear jars yet and I have hard water. The last three years is the first time since the nineties that I have actually had a dishwasher, so hand washing dishes is no problem for me.

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Feb 05, 2018
    I have well water and had this issue when we first moved into our house. I now add citric acid (you can buy it on, to the compartment next to where I put my dish detergent. Fill up the compartment (about 1-2 tablespoons). As soon as I started doing this, the film was completely gone.

  • Chargemouse Chargemouse on Feb 05, 2018
    Use vinegar.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Feb 05, 2018
    Sibyl Daniels, I agree, this is the best site ever for encouragement for whatever you are thinking about or actually doing anything.
    Nancy Turner, we have been hand washing for most of fifty years of marriage. I would use the dishwasher, if it worked, but hubby does 99% of the dishes, so I don’t get a vote! ☺️