How to Deep Clean Glass Dishes
Glass dishes are beautiful, some of the most dashing pieces that can be part of our kitchen. Ideal to showcase your meals at a fancy dinner, glass dishes are also a real headache when the time comes to clean them. If you love your pots, bowls, and plates made of clear glass for you’re sick of seeing them stained and cloudy, check out these cleaning tips to leave them shiny and new.
Baking soda and dish soap
Glass dishes can be used to bake and not only to store food, but sometimes when you bake on glassware, ingredients can stick to it and create a baked plaster. For this cleaning method, start by coating the bottom of the dish with baking soda and dish soap, and let it soak in hot water for approximately 15 minutes. After this time has passed, start gently scrubbing with a sponge while you sprinkle some more baking soda over difficult spots. This is one of the fastest cleaning methods available!
There’s an amazing cleaning product available in stores called the Magic Eraser, and you’d probably heard of it. The downside of this method is that you’ll need to place a bit more strength and energy into cleaning your dish, but still get great results. This eraser simply needs to be scrubbed all over the surface of the dish, paying particular attention to grease build-ups. This method works wonders on dishes that are lightly dirty and with no heavy or messy stains.
Dish soap and aluminum foil
You might want to know one of the best-kept cleaning tips for the kitchen. We all know of those scouring match sponges, but did you know that rolling a small ball of aluminum foil can get the job done? Simply pour some liquid dish soap all over your glassware and let it soak with a bit of soapy, warm water for about 15 minutes, then start gently scrubbing the dish with your aluminum ball.
Vinegar, as you might know at this point, is one of the most popular natural cleaners known. The wonders of vinegar include removing grime, grease, mineral build-ups, and overall messy stains. The process to clean glassware is to dunk your dish in white vinegar for about 20 minutes, then take it out and start scrubbing. Aside from removing grease and hard spots, vinegar is a great antibacterial ingredient.
Toothpaste is a very powerful cleaning agent, and not just for your teeth! You might be afraid of this technique since applying toothpaste can get messy once you start spreading it all over the surface and scrubbing. We recommend you do it with a soft toothbrush, scrubbing particularly on the hard-to-reach corners. If you scrub for about 5 minutes, you’ll slowly see how the stains start coming off, then you simply have to rinse well with water and a lot of soap. This last step is important so you don’t leave remains of toothpaste on the dish before you use it to cook.