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How do you clean the white stains from the inside of a crystal decanter? Answered

On my crystal wine decanter there is a white deposit on the inside of the decanter. I would like to know how to eliminate it. Can anyone help?

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RosieB1
RosieB1

6 years ago

I have tried every suggestion I have ever read, and the wine decanter we bought at a flea market is still streaked with white. I thought I had it looking pretty good with the last try of four denture cleaning tablets soaking overnight, then rinsed with water and a few drops of dishwasher rinse aide. But, when I put it the lighted cabinet to check, the streaks are there. Any more suggestions??

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ndjalva
ndjalva

11 years ago

 Use "Cascade" powder (not liquid) in your dishwasher. 

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Claude3
Claude3

11 years ago

The white stains are lime and calcium deposits. I go with lemonie-white vinegar just cover the stain and wait-overnight-rinse with clean hot water-drain dry simple way without chemicals. I don't have hard water but I will run a qt of white vinegar thru the brew cycle of my auto coffeemaker cycle--and then run 2 plain water cycles to rinse...My coffeemaker is on it's tenth year :)

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BLASTFEMI
BLASTFEMI

11 years ago

Use 1-2 T. table salt Lemon juice or vinegar crushed ice add ingredients and swirl around until all surfaces scrubbed. We use to clean restaurant coffee pots this way. It works great!

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frollard
frollard

11 years ago

In Canada you can get a product called CLR, 'descalerr. It should be safe on crystal. Check the container.

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rickharris
rickharris

11 years ago

Soap and a hand full of BB shot Swirl it round - You can actually buy the shot in china shops for this purpose but plain BBs are cheaper.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

I wonder what it is? Bottle-brush & detergent. Undiluted bleach Vinegar (all separately with washing in between) L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 11 years ago

I would start with plain hot water and a bottle-brush. Rinse well, and actively dry it (don't leave it to dry by evaporation).