Favorite glass vase has ceased to please with transparency and brilliance? Let's see what the reason is and what to do about it.
WHAT'S GOING ON?
The reason for the loss of luster and transparency of glassware is heating to high temperatures, abrasive materials and water deposits. And if heat-resistant dishes are designed to be exposed to high temperatures, then plates, glasses and glasses become cloudy even from washing in the dishwasher.
In the dishwasher, the dishes are washed with jets of hot water, and food crumbs from neighboring plates and especially scale flakes in the dishwasher serve as an abrasive. After repeated washing in the microcracks of the glass, calcium s alts (the same scale) are baked from ordinary tap water.
HOW TO REMOVE THESE SPOTS AND HADOMS?
Fill the dishwasher detergent dispenser with regular powdered citric acid. Do not add detergent. Run the normal wash cycle. Citric acid will dissolve scale both on the glass and in the machine itself. If that doesn't work, soak glassware overnight in pure wine vinegar and rinse with cold water in the morning.
HOW TO PREVENT GLASS HADDY?
- Never put pots and pans that are wet on the outside in the fire, burner, or oven.
- Local overheating of glass can lead to the formation of microcracks and chips.
- Do not scrape hot glassware with steel wool, knives, spoons, spatulas.
Glasses, salad bowls and other glass and crystal items
Wash them by hand or take them out of the dishwasher before drying. Or accept that if washed in a dishwasher, the glass will last you no more than two years.