How to clean cloudy plastic glasses

Written by andrew smith
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In time, a cloudy film can accumulate on the inside and outside of plastic drinking glasses. This can make the plastic glasses appear to be dirty. Placing the plastic glasses in a dishwasher or scrubbing them will remove bacteria, but these cleaning methods may not remove the cloudy appearance from the glasses. White vinegar, however, is a product that can be used to remove the cloudy look from your plastic drinking glasses.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Bowl/container
  • Two cloths

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  1. 1

    Pour 1 cup of distilled white vinegar into a container.

  2. 2

    Place one cloth into the container so that the entire cloth is saturated by the distilled white vinegar.

  3. 3

    Stuff the wet cloth into the plastic glass. Make sure that the entire inside of the glass is stuffed with the wet cloth.

  4. 4

    Repeat steps 1 and 2 using a second cloth.

  5. 5

    Wrap the wet cloth around the entire outside of the plastic glass. An easy way to do this is to set the cloth down on a flat surface (such as a table) and roll the cloth around the plastic glass.

  6. 6

    Allow the glass to sit with one cloth inside and one cloth wrapped around the glass overnight.

  7. 7

    Rinse the inside and outside of the plastic glass with cool water.

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