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I own several Pyrex, glass measuring cups that will not come clean. They all have a film on them. I have tried scouring by hand and running in the dishwasher. I have tried bleaching them, letting them sit overnight in various soaps and bleach, etc., but no luck. I specified they are made of glass, because I'm not sure if Pyrex makes only glass products.

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I thank you for your help.

Mary

By Mary Steger from NJ

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May 31, 20090 found this helpful

Have you tried soaking them in straight white vinegar? If the film is hard water, the vinegar will take it off if soaked overnight. Learned this from my grandma--a total vinegar cheerleader!

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May 31, 20090 found this helpful

I agree with the straight vinegar soak. However, if that doesn't remove the film, it's likely that the glass has been etched and nothing will remove that. Good luck.

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May 31, 20090 found this helpful

Have you got a water softner? Years ago I remember talking to a lady and she asked if we had a water softener.

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She said something about the salt from the softner etches the dishes. We don't have a softenr anymore and my new measuring cups are fine.

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May 31, 20090 found this helpful

Wipe them off with a paper towel dipped in rubbing alcohol (or 100 proof Vodka or Everclear). Alcohol is what I use to remove any oils before I paint on glass. If I don't do this my paint won't stick.

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May 31, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you for your ideas ! I really do appreciate
them. The cups are so useful but they look terrible.

Thank you again.
Mary

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May 31, 20090 found this helpful

I can agree with everyone above using vinegar. I use those Mr. Clean pads.

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Not only does the film come off, but the brown cooking stains that Pyrex gets sometimes comes off like a charm. good luck to you.

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May 31, 20090 found this helpful

It is entirely possible that the glass is etched from your dishwasher. If this is the case, it won't come off. I wash my glass measuring cups by hand.

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June 3, 20090 found this helpful

I tried soaking my glasses in vinegar. I soaked them in straight white vinegar for 3 days! And the film still didn't come off! I wound up replacing them and now I wash all my glassware by hand and never put it in the dishwasher.

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June 3, 20090 found this helpful

Did you try adding a bit of baking soda w/detergent in the dishpan?I agree if they're etched from a dishwasher they might be doomed. Also try a paste of baking soda and detergent. This combo works great on burnt stove drip pans or oven drips also.

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June 3, 20090 found this helpful

This isn't very "green", but oven cleaner isn't a bad idea. I clean Pyrex casseroles every few uses with it, because they always get a build up from cooking. Just spray them, and leave overnight, then wash them several times. Works for me.

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Leah from Down Under.

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June 3, 20090 found this helpful

This isn't very "green" but have you tried Oven Cleaner? I use it for my Pyrex casseroles that get a build up every now and then from use, and it works fine for me. Spray on and leave overnight, then wash thoroughly, first in soapy water, then in clear water. Best of luck.
Leah from Down Under.

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June 3, 20090 found this helpful

I take all my glassware that have film on them and soak them over night in a pan of water and a big scoop of oxiclean. in fact, I use the generic brands. I learned this tip from a bar bartender. Good luck, it works for me!

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June 3, 20090 found this helpful

Pyrex makes a lot of things that shouldn't go in the dishwasher. The finish comes off leaving them looking filmy. The glass is etched.

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This includes the writing on glass measuring cups. If you've been running them through the dishwasher, this might be the problem. They're clean, they just don't look it.

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June 3, 20090 found this helpful

Try soaking them in vinegar (as previously suggested) and baking soda in a dishpan. Fill them up with white vinegar and then sprinkle in lots of baking soda. I do this when my dishes and glassware form a non-etched film and it works quite well. By using a dishpan, when the baking soda starts to fizz, the overflow will stay in the pan.

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June 3, 20090 found this helpful

I have cleaned both Pyrex and Corningware, with years of baked on stains nothing else removed, by making a paste of baking soda mixed with dishwashing liquid. I make it thick and use a slightly damp sponge to scrub. use moderate to firm pressure. It never scratched anything I used it on. So, it's worth a try!

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January 28, 20200 found this helpful

Okay I have fought this battle before I've lost many won once but don't remember my concoction. So after a quick Google search I've tried everything from The Works away crud cutter you name it. So I tried this.

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Wipe it down with paper towel wet with 91% alcohol first. Then I wiped it with nail polish remover with the alcohol residue still on the bowl. Then I threw in just sprinkling of baking soda making a paste wipe the entire Bowl let it dry rinsed it off and it is beautiful.

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