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How to clean glassware to shine: the secret of experienced housewives

A simple orange peel can do wonders for tarnished glass. Source: Created with the help of AI

Glassware is not only convenient to use, but also looks great in the interior. But glass has an unpleasant tendency to tarnish from hard water and thus loses its aesthetic appeal. That's why many of us wonder if it is possible to restore the original shine to glass.

Experts say it is. Of course, you can buy special chemicals that will remove all the lime from the surface. But a homemade orange peel-based cleaner will do just as well. OBOZ.UA tells you how to prepare and use it.

What is the power of orange peel?

The ingredient that helps to remove dull deposits from glass is citric acid. There is enough of it in the orange peel to remove lime residues, traces of soap suds, and other similar contaminants. The substance gently destroys the deposits, which are then washed off with plain water. The glass becomes clear and shiny again.

Another advantage is that orange peel contains d-limonene, a natural essential oil. It has a pleasant odor and, according to some reports, helps fight bacteria. That is, cleaning with orange peel can be beneficial in many ways.

How to clean glass with orange peel

It is very easy to take advantage of this product. Start by filling a large bowl or kitchen sink with warm water. Then put the peels of 1-2 oranges in this water and let it steep for 15 minutes. Soak the wine glasses, glass cups, and plates in the resulting infusion for another 15-20 minutes. Finally, wipe the glass with the orange liquid with a sponge, rinse the dishes with running water and dry them - it is the water droplets that leave the most traces of lime on the surfaces. Microfiber cloths are the best for this task. It not only absorbs moisture effectively, but also polishes the glass to a shine without leaving scratches.

You can also use the orange peels left over from this cleaning to remove tea or coffee deposits inside the cups. As a bonus to all these benefits, you will get a pleasant orange scent in the kitchen. By the way, the peels of not only orange but also any other citrus fruit have a similar effect.

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