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Cleaning and polishing a decanter


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Cleaning and polishing a decanter

echo eater | Mar 16, 2007 02:43 PM

For cleaning I usually do a mixture of fresh sqeezed lemons and salt, then a thorough rinse. This seems to clean and deordorize, but what really gets me is the drying on the interior. It is virutally impoossible to polish the inside of a decanter (I'm talking about the wide flat bottomed one with the narrow necks) but believe me I've tried.

I'm looking for tips on how to dry without water spots and odor. I've googled and found things like adding vinegar to the rinse, or rinsing it with vodka, but both of these sound like they would leave a distinct scent behind. Another suggestion was the foaming denture cleansing tablets.... (yikes!)

Do the drying stands work?


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