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Removing stains from wine glasses

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by DirtyDog, Dec 30, 2006.

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    My wine glasses are getting to be pretty seasoned - and look like crap. Is there a method for removing red wine stains and water spots? Some solution of sumthin sumthin? Sulfuric acid? :dead:
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    hot water isn't enough? If not, then i'm guessing they're cheap enough to replace.

    As for water spots, if you want to impress guests and not have spots, set a pot of water to boil, use the steam to clean off the spots with a clean, dry towel.
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    Do you wash your glasses in the dishwasher?

    If so, with time the detergent can scar the surface of the glasses making them more susceptible to staining.

    You may want to try something like oxyclean or CLR and start handwashing them.

    If you already handwash them... lord knows what you've managed to do to them.
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    I remember reading somewhere that you can clean red wine stains tea stains etc. from porcelin (sp?) etc. using those fizzing denture cleaning tablets. If it works on false teeth maybe it'll work on wine glasses....
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    Have you tried soaking them in white vinegar? If so and that didn't work, try rubbing a cut lemon (seeds removed) around the stains or soak it overnight in vinegar and water.
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    They are Riedels. I have always handwashed them - way to fragile for the dishwasher. I'll try the vinegar suggestion - thanks for that Treesaw.
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    Yes, as stated by Treesaw, when I worked in hotel we used to add a little white wine vinegar to boiling water (really not that much needed), steam the glasses over the water and polish with a clean starched cloth. You can get pretty much anything off. Use 50/50 water/vinegar neat on the glass for really tough stains.
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    How old are they? We have some cheap-a$$ wine glasses from JCPenny that are pushing 7 years now and I've never seen a stain on them.... and they get almost daily use. :D
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    Maybe he's drinking MD 20/20.
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    use oxi clean lol

    could be you have hard water
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    Rinse the damn things before you go to bed, you drunk... :D
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    Drinking is my profession. I wouldn't make that mistake :busted:
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    Not a problem! Good luck! I have some lovely (I can't remember if we got the Riedel or if they came from Pier One) stemless wine glasses that I got for my birthday (4 red and 4 white) and they're awesome!
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