• July 16, 2024

How to get cloudy wine glasses ‘sparkling like a five-star restaurant’

Cloudy wine glasses are the last thing you want over the festive period when guests are coming over and drinking from them.

Although not harmful, cloudiness in glassware is often caused by limescale when they are placed in the dishwasher.

If this isn’t tackled, it can almost seem impossible to get rid of, especially if they are not washed by hand.

John Cutts, founder of MeandMyGlass.co.uk, said: “It is easier than you think to get your wine glasses in sparkling condition before all your family and friends come over this festive season.

“One of the biggest mistakes we make when cleaning our wine glasses is to put them in the dishwasher – but this is a bad idea as the detergent and hot water can cause them to crack or turn cloudy.

“Instead, you should hand wash your glasses and soak them in a white vinegar and warm water solution.

“To get your wine glasses sparkling like a five-star restaurant, spend time polishing them with some newspaper.”

Newspaper is a very dense material making it an effective option to clean window glass as well as wine glasses.

It is made from soft fibres that are very tightly packed together and will not scratch any material it is used on.

The expert added: “Another tip is to swirl around uncooked rice to gently scrub the areas of the glass stem which can be hard to reach.

“Use some warm water to allow the grains to gently scrub the interior of the glass.”

When it comes to cleaning the wine glass, the expert advised starting at the top and working your way down.

John continued: “Work your way down cleaning the glass by starting at the top. This will allow you to inspect any marks all around and keep the glass as polished as possible.

“Hold your wine glasses over a bowl of boiled water to allow the steam to dissolve away any smudges, stains and residue marks rather than scrubbing the glass.

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