How to Remove the White Film From Drinking Glasses

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Because of the transparent nature of glassware, it is sometimes a challenge to keep clean. Sometimes dishwashing detergent leaves behind a chalky white film residue that does not immediately rinse clean. Keeping glassware clean of spots, stains and film residue is a simple process that involves a home made cleansing solution of white vinegar and water. Vinegar is safe on any type of glass surface and provides an economical and effective base for removing all types of glass stain removal.

Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Large basin, tub or kitchen sink
  • Dry, clean towel
  • Collect all of the glasses that you wish to clean.

  • Set them on a flat surface such as a kitchen counter top.

  • Fill a basin, tub or clean kitchen sink with approximately three quarts of warm water. If you are using the kitchen sink, be sure the stopper is in the sink so that the water remains in the sink.

  • Add 1 quart of white vinegar to the water. The mixture should be approximately 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. If you only have a glass or two to clean, then you may use 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups water.

  • Stir the water and vinegar mixture.

  • Gently place your glassware into the cleaning solution mixture.

  • Soak the glassware in the solution for half an hour.

  • Spread a clean, dry towel on a flat surface.

  • Remove the glassware gently from the solution after a half hour has passed.

  • Rinse each piece of glassware using clean, warm water. This will remove the vinegar residue from the glassware.

  • Place the glassware on the clean towel and leave to dry.

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