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[QUOTE]Originally posted by indybob:
Hot water causing wine glasses to stain? Huh? QUOTE]
I'm certainly not inferring that the 'hot water' CAUSES the glasses to stain. Only that HOT water allows the glass surface to 'soften' to a point of opening the surface and allowing strong colorants, like wine, to stain. Just a thought Roll Eyes

Edited to say: I actually tried to research this and don't find anything easily. It seems I likely stand corrected. Ignore these 'thoughts'. sorry Red Face Razz
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Originally posted by KSC02:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by indybob:
Hot water causing wine glasses to stain? Huh? QUOTE]
I'm certainly not inferring that the 'hot water' CAUSES the glasses to stain. Only that HOT water allows the glass surface to 'soften' to a point of opening the surface and allowing strong colorants, like wine, to stain. Just a thought Roll Eyes


Perhaps if the glass is put into some sort of autoclave or pressure cooker with water and the glass temp is raised, slowly to a high temperature. Then, I suppose it would stain. Then again glass is in fact a liquid, not a solid. Anybody seen a study that talks about lower temp glass staining? I haven't, but I'm not a glass viscosity expert.
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I actually tried to research this and don't find anything easily. It seems I likely stand corrected. Ignore these 'thoughts'. sorry

That's what one gets for passing info originally received from a wine supply retailer without researching if first. I DID retract my assertions.... I'll bow for the bludgeonings now Razz Roll Eyes Razz Big Grin
I had this problem with a decanter, and tried everything, even including bleach, to no avail. Then I read on eBob some suggestions to use denture cleaning tablets, and that totally did the trick. Fill the glass or decanter with water, drop in a denture pill, come back later and it's astonishing how well it works, plus no odor issue (a big worry with bleach).

Seriously, give this a try. Once you've dealt with the frustration of trying to get those stains out, you'll be thrilled to see how well and easily this works.

[Note: no affiliation with Efferdent or any other denture cleaning product Big Grin]
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Originally posted by P Monty:
I had this problem with a decanter, and tried everything, even including bleach, to no avail. Then I read on eBob some suggestions to use denture cleaning tablets, and that totally did the trick. Fill the glass or decanter with water, drop in a denture pill, come back later and it's astonishing how well it works, plus no odor issue (a big worry with bleach).

Seriously, give this a try. Once you've dealt with the frustration of trying to get those stains out, you'll be thrilled to see how well and easily this works.

[Note: no affiliation with Efferdent or any other denture cleaning product Big Grin]


As a added note the tablets work best in hot water..... old basketball injury in case you need to know!
I love these discussions on how to clean wine glasses.

Water, believe it or not, is a solvent. Enough water + enough time will clean anything - more than you want.

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Gutta cavat lapidem (Dripping water hollows out a stone)
- Ovid, Epistulae Ex Ponto, Book 3, no. 10, 1. 5

To speed the process, add heat and various chemicals at your discresion.... Wink

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