Dried-on-stuff glassware question
Not sure if this is the board for it, but here goes- is there a way to remove orange juice pulp that has welded itself onto glasses after being in the dishwasher? I feel like I'm trying to split the atom with MacGuyver-style tools here. What doesn't work:
Soaking the glasses in water overnight
Scraping at the glasses with dull knives or plastic spatulas
Re-washing them by hand in hot and/or cold water
Just a quick FYI:
Here's the beginning of the list of ingredients in a name brand dental tablet:
Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sulfate, Citric Acid, Sodium Carbonate Peroxide
Sodium Bicarbonate: Baking soda
Sodium Sulfate: filler material, also common in powdered detergents
Citric Acid: reacts with the bicarbonate to produce bubbles and break up the tablets to dissolve easier.
sodium carbonate peroxide: bleaching agent
In a nutshell, you don't need the fillers, bleach, antibacterial or bubble-making ingredients in denture tablets, just the baking soda. So if you run into the problem again, save a few bucks and use what you probably have on hand.
My go-to is to add a tablespoon of liquid dishwasher detergent and filling the glass up with hot water and letting it soak for a couple of hours. It works on most things because of the increased concentration. It also works to remove coffee or tea stains from cups or mugs.
Put the glasses in a large pot, cover with water, add a tablespoon of baking soda for each quart of water in the pot. Bring the water to a boil, then turn off the heat, cover and let cool slowly. When they're down to room temperature, wash by hand with a green scrubbie.
I put them on the bottom rack of the dishwasher and set it to pots/pans with the next load.
Of course, I have really thick glassware.. wouldn't do that with it otherwise.. seems to work though.