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
- 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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