How to Clean Cloudy Glass with Natural Products
The good news is that if your cloudy glasses are the result of hard water, then they’re very easy to clean, and you don’t need to spend your life savings on specialist cleaning products, either. There are two natural cleaning products you’ve probably already got in your home that will work wonders and brighten your glassware up to leave it looking sparkling and new.
We’re not interested in any of these fancy schmancy whitening pastes, tartar control concoctions, or colourful gels – what we want here is the good old basic white toothpaste. Spread some onto your glasses (inside and out) then use an old clean toothbrush (or any old brush with stiff bristles) to scrub away at the toothpaste, smearing it all across the glass. As a very, very mild abrasive (don’t forget – this stuff is safe for the enamel on your teeth), toothpaste gently removes that cloudy film while not doing any damage to your glassware, so you can even use this method for the fragile crystal. The downside of this method is that it does take a little bit of elbow grease. For a much easier and quicker way to get your glassware looking clean, try the method below.
White vinegar really is a cleaning essential – it works on anything and everything including dirty pots and pans, smeared windows, and yes, even cloudy glassware. The method is simple, and it’ll take you no time at all. Simply fill a bowl with white vinegar (not malt vinegar, this isn’t a chippy), dip your glasses in for a few seconds, and remove – et voila, clean glasses. Now, there is one slight problem here, and that’s the smell. Vinegar has a very strong smell (and an even stronger taste) so how do you remove the odours? Fortunately, it’ll do most of the hard work itself – as the vinegar evaporates as it dries, the smell will start to disappear. You can give it a helping hand, however, by rinsing the glass under fresh, cold water.