How to Clean Tempered Glass Without It Smelling Afterwards

Cleaning tempered glass so no lingering smell remains is not difficult.
Old cloth diapers are efficient in cleaning tempered glass.Old cloth diapers are efficient in cleaning tempered glass.
This is important in homes where a member of the family is sensitive to smells or chemicals in many commercial cleaning products. Tempered glass is useful in the tops of dining tables, shelving units and other decor in your home because it does not shatter in sharp pieces like regular glass. Although it is tougher than regular glass, when it does break, it forms tiny pieces that are not nearly as dangerous as other types of glass. Maintaining an odor free, sparkling shine on the tempered glass is a quick task if you use the right cleaning supplies.

Step 1

Pour the washing soda into a clean, plastic spray bottle.

Step 2

Add 3 cups of warm water to the bottle. Screw on the lid and shake the mixture to allow the washing soda to dissolve.

Step 3

Spray the mixture on the tempered glass surface.

Step 4

Clean the tempered glass by wiping it with a soft, lint-free cloth. If you are cleaning both sides of a window, use a vertical motion on one side and horizontal strokes on the other. If any streaks remain, it is simple to figure out which side the streak is on.

Things You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons washing soda
  • Soft, lint-free cloth


  • Washing soda is on the laundry aisle. Find it at grocery, discount and dollar stores. It has no fragrance and is an effective glass and window cleaner.
  • Old cloth diapers and white cotton t-shirts make effective lint-free cleaning cloths.
  • Washing windows on a hot, sunny day allows the cleaner to dry too rapidly. Do this cleaning job on a cloudy day for the best results.

About the Author

Chelsea Fitzgerald covers topics related to family, health, green living and travel. Before her writing career, she worked in the medical field for 21 years. Fitzgerald studied education at the University of Arkansas and University of Memphis.