How to Clean Film From Dishes


Nothing can tarnish the esthetics of dishes like an ugly white film. Areas with hard water are prone to this problem, especially when a dishwasher is used. Film is the result of calcium and magnesium in the water being heated and cooled. This eventually dries on the dishes leaving a chalky, white reminder of its existence. Though hard water and film aren't in any way harmful, it is unsightly. If a film forms on unsuspecting dishes, it is an easy fix that can have dishes sparkling again in no time.

Things You'll Need

  • Vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Soft clean dry towel
  • Run a sink full of hot water.

  • Add 2 cups of vinegar and 2 tsp. of liquid dish soap.

  • Place the dishes completely submerged in the water.

  • Allow the dishes to soak for at least 15 minutes.

  • Wash the dishes in warm soapy water and rinse them well.

  • Dry the dishes with a soft, clean, dry towel.

Tips & Warnings

  • It may help to add a few tablespoons of vinegar to the rinse cycle next time dishes are washed in the dishwasher.

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