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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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By SANDI [2]03/21/2011

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.


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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I have dried-on wine-stains inside a crystal decanter. They are proving difficult to remove. How can I remove them?

Michael Clarke from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

RE: Wine Stains on Crystal

Try soaking with plain white vinegar, if that doesn't work scrub with a non-abrasive cloth and some baking soda. (03/20/2006)

By schmoo

RE: Wine Stains on Crystal

Fill the decanter with a cup of cold water add 2 tablespoons of uncooked rice. Put the stopper on and hold it down while shaking the decanter, the rice will scrub the stain off. (03/28/2006)

By Donna

RE: Wine Stains on Crystal

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. (03/01/2008)

By Cajun62234

RE: Wine Stains on Crystal

Thanks guys. The rice worked great. (12/30/2008)

By Steve

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