Do your drinking glasses smell bad? Ever since the the EPA required soap manufacturers to remove phosphates from dishwasher detergent, glasses throughout the country have started to smell bad. Some liken the smell to fish, others say it’s more like rotting meat. As if the smell wasn’t enough, some are noticing their glasses are starting to develop a disgusting haze that makes them look as if they’ve never been washed.
Once again, white vinegar comes to the rescue! There are a couple of ways to treat this problem, depending on whether you hand-wash your glasses or just stick them in the dishwasher like I do.
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How To Remove Smells From Glasses In The Sink
Spread a thick towel on the bottom of your sink, then place your glasses on top of the towel. Run the hot water until the glasses are completely submerged, adding 1 cup of vinegar as the sink fills. Let soak for 20-30 minutes, then wash and dry as usual.
How To Remove Smells From Glasses In The Dishwasher
Add 1 cup of vinegar to the first rinse cycle. Let it run for a minute or two, then pop the door to give the glasses a chance to soak for 20-30 minutes. Close the door and allow the cycle to continue as normal. To prevent hazing in the future, replace the expensive stuff like Jet Dry in your rinse dispenser with vinegar which works just as well and saves money, too.
And don’t forget to clean your dishwasher regularly to keep your dishes coming out clean.