Microwave enough vinegar to submerge the glass dishes. Check the vinegar after about one minute of microwaving, and pour the vinegar into a large basin when the vinegar is hot, but still able to be touched.
Place the glassware into the basin, and let soak for one hour.
Scrub the dishes with a nylon sponge with scrubber to remove the loosened residue.
Rinse the dishes under hot water to remove the vinegar.
Dry the dishes with a clean dish towel to prevent new film from forming.