Is there a miracle product for taking that scum from flower vases?
I have a very pretty one that would be nice to display without flowers, but
it has a tiny neck that means scrubbing the inside is nigh on impossible.
Is there something that I can pour in to make it sparkling clean again?
The old remedy was to put crushed egg shells in and give it a vigerous
shaking with a stopper in the neck (thumb over it?) It works for all but the
hardest deposits for which you need to do the same with a bit of sharp sand.
If the deposit is 'water hardness' rather than organic bits from the flower
stems, a bit of kettle de-scaler would help.
Soap powder mixed quite thick with a little drop warm water. Pour the mixture
in the vase and swirl the
vase around, don't drop it, until it shifts the grime of the inside. You can
also use it for cleaning the
outside if you use a cloth to rub it on with. Soap powder is very mild
abrasive, so it doesn't damage
glass or pottery.
Not for a one-off! I've just cleaned a vinegar decanter in that way, and it
came up a treat - with no sign of frosting, except the existing bit where
the stopper fits into the neck.
[BTW, the lady has said that she hasn't got a dishwasher - so won't be
following my advice anyway!] <g>
Pour a few spoonfuls of lavatory limescale remover (Toilet Duck or whatever)
into the vase and rotate it until all the bits of limescale are covered and
bubbling. Once the limescale is off put a few spoonfuls of salt and half a cup
of vinegar in and shake until your arms are sore. It should then be sparkly
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Not the same, but I use washing powder to clean the inside of my tea pot.
I put a generous amount of powder in (enough for a normal wash)
then pour on hot water, and leave it over night
Teapot comes up like new, maybe it will work on glass!
(Might be an idea to use luke warm water on the vase though!)
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