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Hacks for Hard Water Stains

Keep your hands out of the mess and get those glasses film-free with these simple tips from Scotch-Brite Brand

Vinegar Soak

Materials:

Sink or tub full of water

1 ½ cups vinegar

Scotch-Brite® Standard Non-Scratch Dishwand

Instructions:

Fill sink or large bucket with water so there’s enough to cover your glasses. Add about 1 ½ cups of vinegar to the water and mix together. Submerge your glasses in the diluted vinegar and let soak for at least 30 minutes- even longer is better. Remove glass from vinegar solution and rinse off. If you still notice some film, you can continue to soak them a little while longer. After you’re satisfied with the film removal, go ahead and wash them however you normally would using a Scotch-Brite Standard Non-Scratch Dishwand and dish soap to gently scrub clean.

Chopstick Hack

Materials:

Chopstick

Rubber band

Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge

Instructions:

For hard to clean glasses, such as champagne flutes, that have a skinnier opening, get a chopstick and a Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge. Cut a small piece of sponge that is skinnier than the opening of the glasses you are trying to clean. Fold the piece of sponge in half with a chopstick in the center of it and then use a rubber band to secure it. Use this tool to now clean inside skinny glasses.

Clean Your Dishwasher

Materials:

Dishwasher safe cup

Vinegar

Instructions:

To clean your dishwasher, fill a cup with vinegar and place on the top rack of an otherwise empty dishwasher. Run a cycle using hot water and the vinegar will help to remove all the grime that builds up overtime in the dishwasher. Try and do this once a month to help keep all your glasses sparkling clean.