If you have a dishwasher, then you have probably also become acquainted with glass pest, which is a bit of an enemy for all of us who love glass. Have you wondered how to remove glass blight and whether it can be removed at all? If so, then this article is for you. Here we take a closer look at what you can do to eliminate glass blight and what you can do to avoid it in the future as much as possible.
Understand your glass and the glass-pest
Before we look at what you can do to remove glass pest, it is important to understand the glass and glass-pest more closely. glasspest is a bit of a collective term, because there can be slightly different causes of glasspest. For the most part, though, glass pest is something that comes into a dishwasher when the glass is exposed to condensation and heat.
The combination of heat, condensation and dishwasher detergent can attack the surface of the glass. It is especially older types of glass that are vulnerable in a humid environment, as a dishwasher must be.
Salt, relaxation and lime can also be a combination that can cause discolouration on the glass. Lime deposits are not the same as glass plague, but it can be difficult to tell the difference. Incorrect dosage and content of salt and rinse aid in the dishwasher can both lead to limescale deposits and glass plague, so no matter what, it makes sense to pay attention to salt and rinse aid.
The art of removing glass-pest
Vinegar or citric acid:
New glass pest, which you discover immediately, can be removed by soaking your glasses in 1 liter of warm water with 2 dl of vinegar or citric acid and washing-up liquid. You may be lucky that the glass plague goes away after a short time, and otherwise you can leave it for the next day in the tub. Rinse them well afterwards and see if the glass pest is gone.
If it doesn't work, then you can give them one more turn in this acid bath, and otherwise you can proceed more manually.
Do the work:
If your vitreous is very bad or old, then it is possible that you need to be more aggressive. Rub your glasses with toothpaste inside and out and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Now scrub the glasses clean with a sponge. If this is not enough, you can eventually scrub with a glass-ceramic steel cleaner.
Unfortunately, it also happens that the glass pest cannot be removed.
How to avoid glass plague is more important!
Glass pest comes easily when you use a dishwasher. Therefore, it makes sense to do what you can to prevent glass plague. Here are some tips that we round off with: Wash your nice glasses by hand.
Boring, but simple and effective. When you wash dishes by hand, there is neither too much heat, moisture or chemicals that can cause glass plague.
Set your dishwasher to a maximum of 55 degrees when washing glass.
Make sure to open your dishwasher when it has finished washing. It counteracts long periods of heat and humidity.
Make sure you have correct levels of salt and rinse aid.