Cleaning glass utensils isn't as easy as cleaning other kitchenware. That's because glass utensils are more at the risk of breaking and with time, they also lose their shine. It is heartbreaking because glass utensils - plates, glasses, bowls are much expensive.
Yes, they aren't really easy to clean and maintain but some simple tricks and tips can do the magic. If you follow these, you will be able to cleanse them well everytime, get rid of any scratches, and will also be able to remove the cloudy appearance that starts to form on these utensils over time. Read on.
Basic Cleansing After Use
Glass utensils are completely different from the other utensils in your kitchen and thus need more attention. The best way to maintain these utensils is by cleaning them immediately after use, every single time.
An easy way to do it is by filling 1/3rd of the kitchen sink with warm water. Add in a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Hold the glass utensils and dip them in this water. You can use a soft sponge to clean the utensils. Rinse thoroughly with normal water.
Dry The Glass Utensils Separately
After washing the glass utensils, don't put them together with other utensils inside the steep dish drainer. Always put the glass bowls, glasses, and plates on a dish pat or a clean towel. Place the utensils downwards. It is best to let them dry naturally and not use a cloth to clean the utensils or they can leave a residue.
Use Vinegar And Warm Water For Cloudy Residue
A lot of times our glass plates and bowls start to show a cloudy residue on the outside. You can clean it with a mix of vinegar and warm water. Take a cup of water and mix it with 2 tbsp of vinegar. Dip a clean cloth in this mix and then gently wipe the utensils with this cloth. Make sure you rinse the utensils with running water after doing this remedy as it will take away any pungent smell.
Try Baking Soda For Burnt Glass Cookware
It can get a little difficult to get rid of the burnt stains but baking soda can do the magic. Add water and 2 tbsp of baking soda in the glass cookware and bring to boil. This will help remove the burned stains. Keep it for 5 minutes and then rinse the utensil.
Avoid Using Harsh Scrubbing Pads
You might want to use a harsh scrubber to get rid of those stubborn stains but they can end up leaving scratches, marks on your utensils. It is best to use a nylon scrubbing pad or a soft sponge to clean the glass utensils. They are gentle on the utensils and don't leave any marks.
Use Lemon To Get Back That Shine
With time, glass utensils start to lose their shine and an easy home remedy to get back that shine is by using lemon. Cut a lemon into half and start rubbing the utensils with it. Lemon is a natural brightening agent and will help give your utensils a beautiful shine, making them look new.
We hope this guide helps you clean your glass utensils well and maintain them for a long period of time. If you have any other home remedies to clean glass utensils, write to us on our Facebook page. For more such stories on cleaning hacks, stay tuned!