What is are the tricks to cleaning wine glasses so they sparkle?

What are the tricks to cleaning foggy, used wine glasses so they sparkle?

  • Australian mums have shared their ‘full proof’ methods to sparkling wine glasses
  • Some swear by vinegar and hot water to make their favourite glasses sparkle 
  • Others say the key to shining glasses is to run them through the dishwasher 

An Australian mum has been inundated with suggestions on how to make her glassware sparkle after asking how to clean her wine glasses. 

The woman posted on a popular Facebook group asking for advice – and people were quick to come to her aid.

‘A small splash of vinegar in water and a cloth and then give them a really good polish,’ one woman said – adding a microfibre cloth works wonders.

An Australian mum has been inundated with suggestions on how to make her glassware sparkle after asking how to clean her wine glasses – many suggested drying with a lint-free cloth is key (stock image) 

Another mum agreed, but found special ‘glass cloth tea towels’ were better than microfibre cloths. 

Others said they put them in the dishwasher with rinse aid, and they have always come up well.

But others disagreed, adding their glasses ‘always look foggy’ when they go through the dishwasher.

STEP 1 – WASH YOUR GLASS

Wash your wine glass under warm water, detergent is not necessary 

STEP 2 – PLACE GLASS TO DRAIN

Place on linen to drain for the time being 

STEP 3 – STEAM OVER BOILING WATER

For extra shine, steam wine glass over boiling water 

STEP 4 – USE MICROFIBRE CRYSTAL TOWELS

To polish the glass, use 2 microfibre crystal towels 

STEP 5 – HOW TO HOLD THE GLASS 

Hold glass by base and polish 

STEP 6 – HOW TO POLISH THE GLASS 

Use left hand to cradle the bowl and polish with your right hand 

STEP 7 – A PERFECTLY CLEAN GLASS!

NEVER: Twist the base and bowl  

Source: Kitchen Warehouse Australia  

‘I use a dishwasher and polish with a cloth and they sparkle,’ reported another.

Others prefer washing manually. 

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‘I wash mine under a hot tap with detergent. I just use my hands to clean them. Then I rinse them and hang them  upside down on the wine rack,’ another mum said.

Another woman chooses to wash hers in soapy water and then rinse with water and vinegar.

‘I wash mine with hot soapy water and then dry them with a tea towel. No streaks or smudges, perfectly sparkling every time,’ one woman said. 

According to the experts at Wine Ware in the UK, crystal and glass wine glasses should be washed the same way.

They recommend hand washing using hot water first to get rid of the left over wine immediately, leaving them overnight will make achieving a sparkling clean finish hard.

Others said they put them in the dishwasher with rinse aid, and they have always come up well ( stock image) 

According to experts at Molly Maid soaking the glasses in vinegar for an hour can help return them to their former glory. 

Once this has been done then the glass should be dried with a lint-free towel.  

And if people do choose to use the dishwasher they should rinse the glasses in hot water when they come out. 

Drying the glasses immediately reduce the risk of streaks and water spots. 

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