Friday, October 17, 2008

Ask Mary: Soap Scum and Silverware

This isn’t really a cooking question but I thought you might know the answer. How do you get soap scum residue or hardwater stains off of your glasses and silverware?

A great way to get that nasty film off is to soak your utensils and glasses in vinegar and water. I use about ½ cup vinegar to a gallon of water. DO NOT LEAVE IT IN FOR TOO LONG. If you do, the solution will eat away the silver. It only takes about ten minutes for it to remove the film, so no need to keep in longer. After you finish soaking it, wash it again with soap and water. If that doesn’t take care of the problem, repeat the process.

Good Luck!

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