How to Clean Cloudy Plastic Glasses

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Things You'll Need

  • Distilled white vinegar

  • Bowl/container

  • Two cloths

In time, a cloudy film can accumulate on the inside and outside of plastic drinking glasses. This can make the plastic glasses appear to be dirty. Placing the plastic glasses in a dishwasher or scrubbing them will remove bacteria, but these cleaning methods may not remove the cloudy appearance from the glasses. White vinegar, however, is a product that can be used to remove the cloudy look from your plastic drinking glasses.


Step 1

Pour 1 cup of distilled white vinegar into a container.

Step 2

Place one cloth into the container so that the entire cloth is saturated by the distilled white vinegar.

Step 3

Stuff the wet cloth into the plastic glass. Make sure that the entire inside of the glass is stuffed with the wet cloth.

Step 4

Repeat steps 1 and 2 using a second cloth.


Step 5

Wrap the wet cloth around the entire outside of the plastic glass. An easy way to do this is to set the cloth down on a flat surface (such as a table) and roll the cloth around the plastic glass.

Step 6

Allow the glass to sit with one cloth inside and one cloth wrapped around the glass overnight.

Step 7

Rinse the inside and outside of the plastic glass with cool water.



Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared on various online sites. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University.