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Cloudy Glasses Some glasses are getting cloudy from the dishwasher. I have a Jenn-Air ... usually use Light Wash, just tried the China & Crystal now, not sure if that will help or hurt.

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Cloudy...what do you mean by cloudy? Cloudy as in foggy? Or cloudy as in murky water?

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You should see marked improvement after the first time you do this. If they are not crystal clear then simply repeat the process until all of the cloudiness is gone. In fact I recommend to using a little vinegar in each cycle to maintain the clarity of the glass.

Note: you can pre-test this by rubbing some vinegar on an individual glass with a cloth. If you cannot remove the cloudiness by soaking it and rubbing vinegar on it then it is possible that the glass is etched due to harsh or cheap dishwasher detergent and vinegar will not solve the problem.

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If you have hard water, glasses can look spotted and cloudy even after cleaning. Sometimes changing the dishwasher detergent can help. The easiest solution to clearing up glasses that start to look cloudy is toadd some vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher before you start a cycle. Simply add 1 cup of white vinegar and it will clear up your glasses very well.
You should see marked improvement after the first time you do this. If they are not crystal clear then simply repeat the process until all of the cloudiness is gone. In fact I recommend to using a little vinegar in each cycle to maintain the clarity of the glass.

Note: you can pre-test this by rubbing some vinegar on an individual glass with a cloth. If you cannot remove the cloudiness by soaking it and rubbing vinegar on it then it is possible that the glass is etched due to harsh or cheap dishwasher detergent and vinegar will not solve the problem.

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If you have hard water, glasses can look spotted and cloudy even after cleaning. Sometimes changing the dishwasher detergent can help. The easiest solution to clearing up glasses that start to look cloudy is toadd some vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher before you start a cycle. Simply add 1 cup of white vinegar and it will clear up your glasses very well.
You should see marked improvement after the first time you do this. If they are not crystal clear then simply repeat the process until all of the cloudiness is gone. In fact I recommend to using a little vinegar in each cycle to maintain the clarity of the glass.

Note: you can pre-test this by rubbing some vinegar on an individual glass with a cloth. If you cannot remove the cloudiness by soaking it and rubbing vinegar on it then it is possible that the glass is etched due to harsh or cheap dishwasher detergent and vinegar will not solve the problem.

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All glasses eventually go cloudy in dishwashers, the problem is far quicker and more noticeable with lead crystal which specifically should never be washed in this way.

The cloudiness cannot be reversed: it's caused by millions of tiny cracks in the glass surface as a result of both the chemical and physical processes inside a dishwasher. Some products claim to include a "glass protect" function, but it just slows down the damage instead of stopping it. Commercial glass-washers used in bars and restaurants also cause this damage, but as the wash cycles are far quicker and the cleaning agent is specifically for glass the damage occurs more slowly. In any case, glasses don't usually last long enough in commercial use to show this damage as they usually scratch, chip, or break before it shows.

All you can do to totally avoid the damage is to wash glasses manually and to never put lead crystal in the dishwasher. If that's not an option, then you can slow the damage by washing glasses at the lowest possible temperature: you'll find that some cleaning products are better than others at low temperature and it's not always the expensive brands.

Sorry there's no fix for your cloudy glasses, but I hope that I've helped to to avoid further damage. Please take a moment to rate my reply.

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If you have hard water, glasses can look spotted and cloudy even after cleaning. Sometimes changing the dishwasher detergent can help. The easiest solution to clearing up glasses that start to look cloudy is toadd some vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher before you start a cycle. Simply add 1 cup of white vinegar and it will clear up your glasses very well.
You should see marked improvement after the first time you do this. If they are not crystal clear then simply repeat the process until all of the cloudiness is gone. In fact I recommend to using a little vinegar in each cycle to maintain the clarity of the glass.

Note: you can pre-test this by rubbing some vinegar on an individual glass with a cloth. If you cannot remove the cloudiness by soaking it and rubbing vinegar on it then it is possible that the glass is etched due to harsh or cheap dishwasher detergent and vinegar will not solve the problem.
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