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Cleaning a decanter?

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Cleaning a decanter?

MaggieRSN | Dec 5, 2007 10:59 AM

One of my decanters has some condensation or remnants of something inside it. I would have had either Port or Madeira in it last, but it doesn't smell of anything.

I want to make sure it's *really* sanitized before I use it again, and completely dried out. It's lead crystal with a sterling collar. I presume no dishwasher, to protect it *and* avoid detergent residue?

I sometimes use hydrogen peroxide and/or alcohol to sanitize the kitchen counters. Would using either in this leach the crystal to its detriment or affect the taste or quality of the decanter's next occupant?

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