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Protect your glassware and help keep it looking like new with these simple and easy dishwashing solutions.
Beat water spots. Clean and rinse glassware using the dish liquid and the hottest water possible. Hot water tends to evaporate more quickly, reducing your chances of spotting. Invert clean glasses on a towel-lined surface. Polish with a dry, lint-free cloth, preferably linen. Using Cascade® Rinse Aid™is the best way to help beat water spots when using your dishwasher.
Avoid cloudiness. A cloudy film on your glasses could be the result of hard water. To clear away the clouds, try rubbing the glasses with vinegar. For your best stemware, consider hand washing only to keep the glass clean and sparkling.
No more discoloration. You may find your colored or gold-rimmed glassware fading due to the high heat and strong water spray in the dishwasher. Protect colors by hand washing them. Try using Dawn® Pure Essentials. It has the essential everyday grease cleaning power you need without dye or other extra ingredients.
Remove water lines. Glass vases and pitchers often develop water lines or hard-water spots. First, try rubbing the line with a lemon half (with the seeds removed). If the line remains, soak the vase overnight in a bath of white vinegar and water, then hand wash.
Fight stains. Most stains can be treated using warm water, a soft bottle brush, and some dish liquid. For more stubborn spots, fill the stained glass with a mixture of vinegar or lemon juice and water, then swirl a handful of uncooked rice in the liquid. Empty and hand wash.