Just moved and have noticed that new glasses have a milky film after being
run through dishwasher. I'm using Cascade Complete liquid. I added a Jet
Dry "hanging basket" and Glass Magic (double strenth). No improvement.
Does anybody have a solution?
Soft water + regular dishwasher detergent = etched glasses. It's not a
film and it can't be cleaned / fixed. Do a do a little searching on he
dishwasher manufacturers site and / or the detergent manufacturers site
and you should find some recommendations.
The milky appearance is either deposits from hard water, which might
be removed with vinagar or CLR (or similar) or its etched due to the
corrosive action of the detergants.
Etching usually is a sign of too harsh , too concentrated cleaners for
a reasonable period of time.
The etching is permanent , a wet glass should look good, but turns
whiteish when it dries.
Try the vinagar / clr to clean them. Your dishwasher maker may have a
customer support line which could assist you.
Post from appliance repair tech several years ago commented about risk
when using different brands of detergent and glass cleaner. Reactions
might not be what you want. Suggested using same manufacturer for
Soak a glass in 1/2 inch deep pan of regular vinegar for 20 minutes.
Wipe it clean and polish it with a soft dry cloth for 30 seconds.
If you have cleaned away the milky film, then it was a buildup. If
not, then you have ruined glasses. Toss them.
Well I tried the vinegar and it is helping. We have really hard water and
if a sprinkler gets your car and you don't wipe it off, it leaves little
Thanks to all!
Have a good week.
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