Are you planning to take your precious crystal stemware out of living room cabinets for the weekend? They’re bound to give the occasion extra special, but not if they’re spotty from fingerprints or covered with grime. You need to be relaxed if you are about to wash these amazing delicate glasses—with this information from the cleaning experts at CCL Cleaners, you’ll learn the best way to clean crystal glass. We’ll guide you on how to eliminate existing cloudiness and waxy residue, so the stemware gleams and shines during your upcoming weekend family or friends’ dinners.

How to Clean Crystal

The dishwasher is not safe for the most crystal. Prevent your delicate glasses from damage and wash them nicely by hand. You can follow these important steps before using crystal stemware for the first time this year, as well as after each use throughout the weekend gathering.

  • Fill a sink basin with lukewarm tap water, a few squirts of mild dish soap, and a couple of cups of white vinegar, you can also use or large plastic bowl for the job.

  • If you prefer to clean them in the sink, cover the bottom of the basin with a soft towel to protect the glasses from breakage.

  • If you clean them in the plastic bowl you should be safe from damaging the glasses but pay extra attention anyway.

  • Let your stemware soak up for about couple of minutes. Then, lightly wipe with a clean glass microfiber cloth if required.

  • Quickly rinse with cold water and dry right away with a clean, lint-free towel to prevent spotting.

  • After the clean you can store the stemware in a safe, enclosed storage area.

You read further for advice and few more tricks to clean-up your crystal stemware.

Best Way to Remove Water Spots on Crystal

Tap water at home is considered hard when the pH level is above 8.5. So, if you live in an area where the water is hard your crystal glasses could cloud up because of hard water residue, they won’t create the wow-element you’re going for at your weekend meal. Produce amazing and flawless crystal to impress your family guests by following these simple steps:

  • Warm-up a couple of cups of white vinegar in the microwave for one to two minutes.

  • Prepare large plastic bowl to do the job.

  • Pour the vinegar into a plastic bowl and arrange the glasses inside. Let the glasses sit for five minutes.

  • Take out the glasses from the vinegar solution and dry with a lint-free towel.

  • If any nasty spots appear, dampen your finger and dip it in baking soda or toothpaste. Rub it lightly, it should do the job. Then, buff the spots away.

  • Cold rinse thoroughly and make sure to dry one more time to reveal a pristine gleam and shine.

How to Clean Away Residue

If it’s been a few years back since the last time you used your crystal glasses, an enormous amount of time of dust and grime may have accumulated on their surface. Eliminating this residue may require a powerful step to clean. For that reason, we have lined up what to perform if a vinegar bath alone didn’t help:

  • Make a homemade paste of half a teaspoon salt and white vinegar.

  • Rub lightly the affected surface of your crystal stemware and let the paste sit on glasses surface for 10-15 minutes to dissolve the hard residue.

  • Next is to prepare a large plastic bowl.

  • Fill the plastic bowl with warm water and a couple of teaspoons sodium bicarbonate aka baking soda.

  • Let the glasses sit in the water and pour white vinegar all over them. The chemical reaction of the baking soda in the water will chain with the vinegar, making it bubble and fizz. This will should be enough to dislodge the grime clinging to the crystal.

  • Rinse with cold water the crystal glasses and dry out with a lint-free cloth to unveil the specific shine of your crystal stemware.

Choose CCL Cleaners for Cleaning Help During Weekend

You’ve got so much on your tight schedule this coming weekend—it’s easy to let the cleaning go down the drain and the question is how often we should clean everything and what is your ultimate cleaning schedule?  Yet when you have guests coming around, you want to make certain your home is ready to accommodate them. CCL Cleaners can help minimize your to-do list by taking on different but important tasks like general dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning limescale in the bathroom. We’ll work with your specific cleaning preferences to ensure our cleaning services exceed your expectations every time.

Contact CCL Cleaners or call us at 0203 137 6341 today to request a free in-home estimate for professional domestic cleaning services in London or near you.