By Mrs. Mathis
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Wine glass cleaning is one of those jobs that often ends up being more difficult than it needs to be. For instance, many people resort to cleaning wine glasses in the dishwasher, only to be mystified by the strange film that develops and won’t go away. This is too bad, because cleaning a wine glass by hand is quick and simple when you know what you’re doing. I know how to clean wine glasses and I want to share with your my best method to clean wine glasses and keep them crystal clear.
There are two major enemies to cleaning wine glasses. The first is a strange cloudy haze that develops over time and then cannot be removed. The other is a slick or grimy feeling on the glass that remains even after you’ve washed and dried it well. Fortunately, I know just how to avoid these and other problems that can arise while you’re cleaning a wine glass.
The Best Method to Clean Wine Glasses
- Avoid cleaning wine glasses in the dishwasher. Harsh cleansers can leave permanent fine scratches that appear to be a haze or fog.
- Try cleaning a wine glass in fresh, hot, soapy water before you wash anything else. This is because the fine clear glass can become easily streaked by any greasy film in cooler or dirty water.
- Another great method of wine glass cleaning is to fill a small pan with hot water, a small amount of dish detergent and a cup of white vinegar. What the glass gently, rinse it well, dry it with one cloth and then polish it with another, dryer cloth.
While this process may seem tedious, remember this: you have wine glasses so that you can enjoy a special beverage with people you care about. Aren’t they, and you, worth a little extra effort? If not, remember that you can avoid cleaning wine glasses altogether if you are willing to use one of the many types of disposable wine glasses found at most party stores.Print This Article