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How to Remove Hard Water Haze, Spotting, and Soap Haze From Glass and Glassware

Shiny, crystal-clear glasses make a great impression on guests and give you confidence in the cleanliness of your dishes. Unfortunately, your dishwasher and hard water can leave your glassware looking dull and spotty.

Keep your glassware flawless with proper care.

Things You Will Need

  • White distilled vinegar
  • Soft plastic scouring pad
  • Ammonia
  • Dish soap
  • Dish pan

Shiny, crystal-clear glasses make a great impression on guests and give you confidence in the cleanliness of your dishes.  Unfortunately, your dishwasher and hard water can leave your glassware looking dull and spotty.

Remove hard water haze, spotting, and soap haze from glass and glassware to restore them to their previous shine.  Once you have cleaned your glassware properly, you can prevent it from becoming dull again with preventative measures.

  1. Dip a soft plastic scouring pad into white distilled vinegar.
  2. Scrub the spots and haze with the scouring pad in soft circles until the haze and spots are gone.
  3. Inspect your glassware for remaining haze and spots. If spots and haze remain, fill a dishpan with warm water.
  4. Add 3 or 4 drops of dish soap and 2 or 3 drops of ammonia to the water. Soak the glassware in the solution until the water cools.
  5. Rinse the glassware with clean water, and buff it dry with a clean towel.
  6. Tip

    Avoid washing your glassware in the dishwasher. Glass that cannot be washed in a sink can be cleaned with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 4 cups of warm water. Wipe the spots away with paper towels.

Things You Will Need

  • White distilled vinegar
  • Soft plastic scouring pad
  • Ammonia
  • Dish soap
  • Dish pan

Tips

  • Avoid washing your glassware in the dishwasher.
  • Glass that cannot be washed in a sink can be cleaned with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 4 cups of warm water. Wipe the spots away with paper towels.

About the Author

Ashley Kurz, a full-time professional writer since 2009, publishes on various informational websites. An expert in the craft field specializing in craft-related topics, Kurz has taught arts and crafts for group therapy sessions.

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