Introduction: Cleaning Sea Glass With Denture Tablets (and Jewelry, Water Bottles, Craft Materials, Glass, Carboys, Toilets, Etc.)
Denture cleaner has multiple uses. It is great at cleaning small items like jewelry, craft supplies (ex. sea glass, mosaic tile, etc). it gets rid of mineral deposits and adds shine.
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Step 1: Soak
Place your pieces in a shallow tray. Dissolve 2 denture cleaning tablets in water and then pour into the tray so that everything is covered. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Step 2: Rinse and Dry
Rinse the pieces and them let dry on a towel.
* Do not worry, this process will not remove the cloudiness from real seal glass
Step 3: More Ways to Clean With Denture Tablets
Other Cleaning Uses
Clean a coffeemaker or a stained cup: Run your coffeemaker with a couple denture tablets in the tank to get rid of hard water or coffee stains.
Water Bottles: Aluminum & Plastic Water Bottle manufacturers make their own cleaning kits that are actually nothing more than denture cleaning tablets, but with a higher price.
Retainer Care: This is the best way to clean a retainer without causing wear from repeated brushing. I soak mine for 10 minutes every week.
Clean your jewelry: Clean metal and beaded jewelry by soaking them for just a few minutes. It will also return the sparkle to a faded diamond.
Clean glass wear: To get rid of the mineral deposits on glass just fill with water and drop in a tablet for a few minutes. Use the same method to clean thermos bottles, cruets, glasses, and coffee decanters.
Cleaning beer brewing equipment: Cleans the yeast out of carboys (see here)
Clean your toilet: Drop in a denture tablet and then flush 20 minutes later.
Clean enamel cookware: FIll a dirty or stained pan with warm water and drop in a tablet. Come back later and your pan will be much easier to clean.
Unclog a drain: For a slow drain drop a couple tablets into the drain and run the hot water. For a clog, put 3 tablets and 1 cup of vinegar down the drain and wait 5 minutes before running hot water.