Making Cloudy Glasses Sparkle Again

Have you ever reached into your cabinet to offer a cold drink to someone only to realize that you have cloudy glasses covered with a film?  I don't know about you, but I don't do a lot of inspecting of my dishes when I am putting them away out of the dishwasher.  I like to assume that the dishwasher is doing its job.  We all want our glassware to be clean and sparkly, right?How to get rid of that yucky film on your drinking glasses.

It's not until I'm offering a drink to someone (other than my immediate family) that I even notice how bad they look.  Over time, minerals in your water may leave a buildup of film on your glasses. Sometimes you have to put in a little extra work to get them clean.  Enter Distilled White Vinegar- the power house of all household staples.

How to make your glassware sparkle

What you'll need to do to get those everyday glasses sparkling again is pretty simple.
Take some paper towels and soak them with vinegar. Squeeze out most of the excess liquid.  Apply the wet paper towels directly to the glass and rub away the film. Rinse with water and dry.

How to make your glassware sparkle... it's easier than you think!

VoilĂ ! No more embarrassing cloudy glasses. Is there anything that vinegar can't do?  Use it to make salad dressings, household cleaners, and weed killer.  The list goes on and on.  What's your favorite use for vinegar?

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57 comments:

  1. All this time it was that simple?! I thought my glasses were pretty much ruined. I'm totally grabbing my vinegar! Thanks for the great tip! :)

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  2. Seriously - vinegar solves everything, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing this tip!

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  3. Wow I had no idea, my fave for vinegar is getting the stink out of clothes when I forget to take them out of the washer, I also saw the other day where you can mix it with lemon juice and spray it on furniture if your pets get on it and stink it up, it worked wonders on my sofa!

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  4. Vinegar is that miracle worker in every kitchen. LOVE it. I use it to wipe out my mixing bowl before making meringues.

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  5. Another great use for vinegar! I really need to try this. My glasses look just like the before photo!

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/prudent-project-smart-solutions-linky.html

    Have a great day!

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  6. love this tip forgot all about it but will be trying it very soon come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  7. This is great!! I so badly wanted to trash my cloudy glasses, but thank goodness for you! Hugs, Jen

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  8. Wow! That simple, huh! Thanks so much for sharing this. Vinegar has so many great uses.

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  9. Wooo hooo! Guess what I'm doing tomorrow....?? lol! Thanks for this great tip! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  10. I found your blog from the Sunday Showcase Party. What a great tip. I have a set of glasses that I need to do this to. I'm certainly pinning this!
    Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.blogspot.com

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  11. So cool, most of my glasses are cloudy, so I will be trying this out! I wonder if it works on vases too? Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  12. I'll have to try this. We get the cloudy mineral deposits even though we use a water softener. I'll see if this works for me. Thanks for the tip.

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  13. Vinegar really is the wonder ingredient, I'm pretty sure. We have colored glasses and no dishwasher, so I think mine are pretty safe, but now I need to check.:)

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  14. Good to know, now if only vinegar didn't smell so vinegary!

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  15. Amazing results. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  16. Great idea! My mom and I were just saying we needed to do this because all of our glassware was lookin a bit cloudy :)

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  17. Never knew it was this simple - thanks so much!!!

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  18. Vinegar is like the superhero of all miracle workers! I love this stuff =)

    Visiting from Lil Luna

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  19. Great tip! I use vinegar to clean a lot around my house but I haven't tried my glasses. I'm visiting from A Bowl Full of Lemons and I'm now a new follower. I host a link party each week and would love to have you link up this post and any others you would like. The link is: http://www.mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com/2012/08/our-favorite-things-link-party-10.html
    Have a great day
    Karri

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  20. The latest thing we have used vinegar for is to flush out the AC unit. Apparently there can be a build up of minerals that can clog the system (ask me how I know). Anyway our AC man told us to flush Vinegar through the system to prevent build up and back up of water.

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  21. Unbelievable! What a difference! Great solution and I am sure it cost pennies :)

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  22. Nici,
    This is great! I will definitely be doing this to my glasses ASAP!!! Thanks for sharing your secret! Pinning! :D

    ~Stephanie @ LadyWithTheRedRocker.com

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  23. OMGosh! I'm so doing this!!! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. Great tip and super cute blog! Featuring you tomorrow Nici! XO, Aimee

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  25. wouldn't it be easier to just put some vinegar in the rinse of the dishwasher??

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  26. I soooo needed this tutorial!!!

    Thanks!
    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  27. Sunburn! Vinegar is a great tool for reducing the burn and sting of sunburn. We saturate paper towels and leave them on the affected area for a while - you can feel the heat in the paper towel.

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  28. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please come by and link up any post(s) related to making your home a better space. I hope you'll join us for Making Space Mondays. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

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  29. I dilute vinegar with water in my sink and soak glasses and silver ware. I can do the entire silver ware drawer and some dishes at once. Then just rinse and dry.

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  30. You can also put about an 1/8 to 1/4 cup of vinegar in the dishwasher when it gets to the rinse cycle and then you don't have to do each glass individually, it works great. I set a timer for 30 minutes and then put in the vinegar.

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  31. I love this tip on getting glasses shiny. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  32. Wow!! Thanks for the tip, Nici, I had no idea!!!

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  33. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    I think I knew about this is another life, but long ago forget. My glasses are hideous. I'll be fixing this RIGHT NOW.

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  34. Just ran to kitchen & wrote gal of vinager on my shopping board!

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  35. Seriously, I was just talking about my cloudy glasses this week! Thank you so much for the great tip. I use vinegar for everything, but have never tried it on my glasses. Tomorrow I will have shiny glasses again. LOL Thank you so much for sharing this week at A Bouquet of Talent. Love having you!! :)
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  36. Found you over at Sweet Mommy's Confessions! I am trying this! Thank you! Nettie from Moore Or Less Cooking

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  37. Vinegar in my dishwasher pitted and stained the inside of it. Proceed with caution!

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  38. Pinned! Thanks for the tip! I have those same glasses!

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  39. Love my vinegar -- it has so many uses!

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  40. Oh vinegar is the best, I use it for everything

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  41. I have the same problem, I am putting this on my to do list

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  42. Now, if only I could stop that white film in the first place. I will be scrubbing my glasses soon with vinegar. Hopefully the shine lasts a while. Thanks

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  43. Ohhh...isn't vinegar awesome! I buy it in the huge bottles from Costco!

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  44. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10.html



    I hope you can make it!

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    Cheers,

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    The Chicken Chick

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  45. Thanks for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! You have been featured with this week's party for having one of the most viewed projects! This is a fabulous tip!
    http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/11/blog-stalking-thursday-69.html

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  46. We put vinegar in the rinse box of the dishwasher :)

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  47. You've got to be kidding me! It's that easy? I have some seriously cloudy glasses in my cabinet right now. Will be visiting more later, after I've given this a try! Thanks for the tip!!

    Debbie

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  48. I LOVE THIS!! I have such a hard time, when we used cascade. We switched over to finish and don't have as much of an issue, but this will help if it starts up again! Thank you :D

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  49. Just looking at a cloudy glass this morning... trying to understand the meaning of life and seeing through a glass darkly! But now... with vinegar... I shall soon be seeing through the glass perfectly and... hoping it translates to the rest of my life!!!!! hahaha

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  50. Love this I will get my glasses out the cupboard tomorrow.

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  51. Didn't work on my glasses :(

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  52. will this also work on plastic Tumblers?

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  53. I use a product called LemiShine which is sold at the market in the dishwasher soap aisle. It was recommended to me by my daughter future mother-in-law. So I could quit calling Sears and blaming them for the fIlm that was left on all my dishes. it works wonderful and I just add it at the beginning when I put in my Cascade. it also helps remove the build up on the heating element. I use it with every dish washing load and then has removed all the film that started to show up on all of my dishes after Sears replaced the motor in my dishwasher. This is an alternative and I swear by this product.

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