Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wifey’s Weekly Q and A
I have had the same dishwasher for five years and my wine glasses and other glasses just recently started having this white streaking/cloudy stuff on them. I have been using those Cascade ActionPacs for the past year. We do not put un-rinsed plates or glasses in the dishwasher so I don’t think it is film from fat/protein (hot water does not remove it). Any suggestions would help ... like should I clean the dishwasher with citric acid to prevent it?
- Mrs. Challenged Glassware
Dear Mrs. Challenged Glassware:
Great question! Since cleaning tips and tricks are not my forte, ahem, I’ve asked my favorite lifestyle blogger, The Broke Socialite, to help with your dilemma.
“I do believe that I can help with your reader's quandary. Her problem is likely not her product; but her water. Stemware can fall victim to years of washing in hard water...whether by hand or dishwasher. This ‘clouding’ can probably be removed by cleaning with vinegar. Soak the glasses in pure white vinegar for at least an hour, rinse with warm (not hot) water and dry with a lint-free cloth. It may take a few times to see a remarkable difference.
Should this not work, check out sales on great stemware because you'll need to invest (and it doesn't need to be expensive...check Tar-Zhay, Ross, TJ Maxx, Macy's) in a new set. If you buy gradually, it won't be so overwhelming.”
Thanks, Broke Socialite! That’s exactly what I would’ve said.
Winks & Smiles,
How about you? Got any dishwashing or other cleaning tricks? Domestically-challenged wives want to know?
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