How to Clean Wine Glasses: Cloudy with a Chance of Wine

Woman cleaning a wine glass with white cloth

Cloudy wine glasses don’t have to rain on the family’s next dinner party or special occasion. Follow these wine glass cleaning tips from the housekeeping experts at Molly Maid and have your wine glasses ready to go in no time.

Best Way to Clean Wine Glasses

All that’s needed to bring wine glasses back to like-new condition is white vinegar and a plastic scrubber or nylon net.

  • Warm the vinegar and place the wine glasses in the vinegar for one hour.
  • Use the nylon net or plastic scrubber to remove the film.
  • Thoroughly rinse wine glasses in hot water.
  • Dry your wine glasses with a flour sack towel or other lint-free towel.

Wine Glasses in the Dishwasher?

Washing by hand is by far the most effective wine glass cleaning method. In a pinch, though, the dishwasher is a suitable option — but maybe not for your best wine glasses. If you do use the dishwasher, Molly Maid recommends a delicate cycle and leaving plenty of room between your wine glasses to prevent clinking. Dishwashers are more likely to leave behind scratches, which can make the glasses appear cloudy or dirty. Molly Maid always recommends handwashing over the dishwasher to get that crystal clear look you’re after.

Check out more kitchen cleaning tips from the home cleaning experts. You can also contact your local Molly Maid to help save time by performing regular house cleaning tasks!