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Jan 8, 2012 05:35 PM

Ice is the secret

A great, and inexpensive way to get rid of old wine stains in wine decanters is chop up ice so it can fit down the neck of your decanter, add a little water and swirl. Stains quickly disappear. The water will start to turn color, as the ice scrapes the wine stains off the sides of the decanter.

Its that simple. Try it. You'll be amazed by this simple solution.

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  1. thanks for the advise, i almost threw out a dirty decanter

    1. I find that a touch of white vinegar, and a few drop of Chlorox, plus copious rinsing will do nicely too. Also, I have various foam brushes, that bend nicely, and will reach into almost any crevice to be useful.


      1. a little salt will also add some abrasion to the process

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        1. re: sunshine842

          Coarse/kosher salt is the way to go for me! Works beautifully.