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planoiceman Jan 8, 2012 05:35 PM

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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    Blackham Jan 11, 2012 02:11 AM

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

    1. Bill Hunt Jan 11, 2012 08:26 PM

      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.

      Hunt

      1. sunshine842 Jan 12, 2012 12:05 PM

        a little salt will also add some abrasion to the process

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          thegforceny Jan 29, 2012 06:35 PM

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

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