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how should i clean a vase?

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nowwearefour Thu 04-Sep-08 12:19:12

i bought one from a charity shop today. it is lovely. but slightly not quite clean. i want it pristine. any ideas?????

flowerybeanbag Thu 04-Sep-08 12:19:58

No but I need to know as well so I'm lurking!

TheProvincialLady Thu 04-Sep-08 12:20:04

What is it made of?

norksinmywaistband Thu 04-Sep-08 12:20:42

Is it the inside or outside that is dirty?

JackieNo Thu 04-Sep-08 12:21:13

Magic Balls?

Legoleia Thu 04-Sep-08 12:22:03

vinegar or
denture tablets

nowwearefour Thu 04-Sep-08 12:22:12

it is made of glass and is dirty on inside i think. i dont have any magic balls but good idea. it isnt just the bottom that is dirty. it is more just grime from a year of siiting in the charity shop i think

Anna8888 Thu 04-Sep-08 12:22:28


Cies Thu 04-Sep-08 12:22:41

My DP use denture cleaning tablets to bring out a sparkle in their cut glass decanters. They fill a sink with cold water and a couple of tablets, immerse the decanter and leave it to soak for a while (don't know how long)

You could try that.

LittleMissNorty Thu 04-Sep-08 12:27:55

dishwasher, or failing that hot soapy water and a clean cotton tea towel

MascaraOHara Thu 04-Sep-08 12:29:30


becaroo Thu 04-Sep-08 12:44:42

Put dried rice in the bottom to shift the dirt in there.

Biological washing powder is also good.

nowwearefour Thu 04-Sep-08 14:05:26

ok thanks. cant believe i hadnt thought of dishwasher but i guess a bit nervous of breaking it. will get some denture cleaning tablets when next somewhere where they might sell them -supermarket?

georgiemum Thu 04-Sep-08 14:11:19

exactly Cies! - false teeth cleaning tablets, or bicarb (I suspect they may be the same thing). My mum once bought a glass vase from a charity shop (shh don't tell anyone) and when she cleaned it up it turned out to be a really nice piece of cut crystal.

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