Mineral Deposit Removal from Dishes and Glasses

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How do I remove mineral deposits from my glasses or dishes?

Mineral Deposit Removal from Dishes and Glasses

If your home uses hard water, your dishes can incur a mineral deposit buildup. You can remove mineral deposits by washing the dishes with white vinegar. Make a paste using baking soda and water, apply to the glasses, let sit for a few hours, then scrub lightly using the baking soda.

   

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9/11/2006 5:48:54 AM
I said:

When do you use the vinegar?


9/11/2006 7:09:44 PM
Eric Bryce said:

I have a very tall antique glass vase. It's not possible to scrub the inside. I tried diluted and then straight CLR, a product lauded on TV as a mineral deposit cleaner. It did nothing at all. I'm hoping your tip will solve the problem but honestly I have my doubts.


1/17/2008 12:28:37 AM
Susan said:

When I have used vinegar for cleaning mineral stains it just turns the mineral stain white but nothing seems to make the minerals go away. I don't think it works as well as you say. But maybe it is just me.


1/17/2008 6:21:30 AM
VMGillen said:

I clean narrow-necked, non-scrubbables by adding raw rice to the cleaning solution, then shaking vigorously. Usually works...


1/17/2008 9:24:23 AM
Michelle Anderson said:

I always fill up my kitchen sink with 1/2 hot water and 1/2 white vinegar. I make sure my glasses are completely under and leave them for about 5 minutes. I use a paper towel to wipe them off, rinse, and they're beautiful. I would leave a vase that you can't get inside of in the solution for a little longer and then rinse.


1/17/2008 9:24:41 AM
Michelle Anderson said:

I always fill up my kitchen sink with 1/2 hot water and 1/2 white vinegar. I make sure my glasses are completely under and leave them for about 5 minutes. I use a paper towel to wipe them off, rinse, and they're beautiful. I would leave a vase that you can't get inside of in the solution for a little longer and then rinse.


1/17/2008 9:37:39 AM
Lori said:

To Eric;
I heard you put a tablespoon of uncooked white rice grains with the vinegar, soak, shake a bit and that should clear the residue.
Lori


1/17/2008 10:50:40 AM
Shelli said:

I use Iron Out on my dishes. I have extremely hard water. I soak them for a few hours in hot water with Iron Out then wash them and they come out sparkling clean too.


1/17/2008 1:19:23 PM
duh said:

You can remove mineral deposits by washing the dishes with white vinegar.


1/17/2008 2:29:05 PM
wilma sanders said:

When DO you use the vinegar?


1/17/2008 8:47:10 PM
Gloria said:

I have always had the best luck using LIME A-WAY to remove any mineral deposit on anything. It is also very good for rust removal.


1/19/2008 7:01:26 AM
Kathy said:

It sure would be nice to know if you have to hand wash with the vinegar or if there is some way that you could do it with your dishwasher. Does any one know?


1/21/2008 1:47:27 PM
James Shank said:

I had no luck with vinegar so I was reffered to "Bar Keepers choise" and it worked


6/14/2009 2:05:39 PM
Carolyn said:

Repeat - When do you use the vinegar??? You say baking soda paste and baking soda rinse???


7/6/2009 3:14:21 AM
CRS said:

When trying to clean stains inside bottles, vases, gravy boats, tea & coffee cups, etc. - with small openings, crush cooked egg shells into small pieces and put them into the opening with water (and some soap if you like). Let soak and then swish / twirl around. You will see your stains disappear!

Non-chemical, cheap and easy.




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