Wine Stains on Crystal

How do I clean a red wine stain left in the bottom of a crystal glass?

By Carolyn from Sydney, NSW

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Try soaking with plain white vinegar, if that doesn't work scrub with a non-abrasive cloth and some baking soda.

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Fill the decanter with a cup of cold water add 2 tablespoons of uncooked rice. Put the stoper on and hold it down while shaking the decanter, the rice will scrub the stain off.

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Dampen the crystal with water or window cleaner. Sprinkle some Whiting* on the stain; enough to make a poultice. Rub gently with a soft, non-abrasive, cotton cloth. It should remove the stain(s)almost instantly.

Not only will the stain be removed, but the whiting will polish your crystal as new!

*Whiting can be found in the paint dept. and will not scratch any enameled or glass surface.

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Try putting some vinegar in the bottom and allow it to soak for awhile, shake well (top covered of course - LOL) and wash. If that doesn't work put in a teaspoon or two of salt and some ice cubes and swish, cover and shake it.

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How about a denture cleaner tab? White vinegar and backing soda might do the trick too. It will really foam up so watch out. Good luck.

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