Why You Should Be Using Uncooked Rice To Clean Your Glassware

You probably double-checked the title because the first thing that came to your mind is "how would some uncooked rice help me clean my glassware?" Well, sometimes you have to use some uncommon methods, like using uncooked rice, to fix problems that can't be solved with regular methods like using a dishwasher.

One of the problems we're referring to is when you find your glassware looking foggy, and no matter how many times you wash it, you just can't get it sparkling Don't worry, this isn't your fault. According to Express, one of the reasons your glassware becomes cloudy is actually because of calcium residue. The cause of this residue is likely that you live in an area that has hard water. USGS defines these regions as places where the water has large amounts of dissolved minerals, especially calcium.

Is that the only reason for foggy glassware? No. And while you can't control where you live, you can control and prevent this next reason: Pure Wow mentions how leaving flowers in a glass vase for a long time also ruins the clearness of your glassware. Whether you live in an area with hard water or you left your flowers in glass for a long time, we've got your back. We will tell you everything you need to know so you'll start believing that uncooked rice can do miracles to your foggy glassware.

Use uncooked rice and warm water to remove fogginess

Some people may give up on their attempts to remove the foggy parts from their glass, especially if it has difficult to reach parts, often because the necks are narrow. People might actually get rid of some really good glassware. Well, you won't have to do this anymore with this next method.

What you will need is some uncooked rice, warm water, and a dishwasher tablet. Nick Drewe, who was described by Express as an expert at money-saving who works for WeThrift, gave some tips for using uncooked rice to clean any foggy glassware that you own. He explained that the perfect way to go about this method is by "swishing a handful of uncooked rice in warm water around the cloudy and murky glass." Drewe continued his advice by saying, "Empty the rice out and place a dishwasher tablet into the glass and fill with hot water. Leave this overnight and when rinsed your glass will look like new!" 

While Drewe didn't get very specific about the time required or the amount of uncooked rice that you will need, Cookist did. They recommend that you use 2 spoons of uncooked rice and that you should leave it sitting in your glassware for about 15 minutes.

Remove residue from glassware with uncooked rice and white vinegar

According to Pure Wow, to follow this method you'll need 1 cup of uncooked rice, some water, about 3 to 4 drops of dish soap, and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar. First, put the water and dish soap inside the glassware that you will be cleaning. Merry Maids recommends filling about ⅓ of it while Pure Wow suggests filling all of it. Second, you should add the white vinegar and uncooked rice. You then need to cover the mouth of your glassware tightly because we are sure that you won't like having this mixture spill onto your clothes.

Now comes the fun part. After making sure that you are covering the glassware's mouth very well, start shaking it. Again, Marry Maids and Pure Wow offer slightly different advice but both of them work just as fine so you can pick whatever makes you comfortable. Marry Maids suggest leaving this mixture for a few hours before you wash your glassware with warm water. While Pure Wow doesn't set a specific time; they just recommend that you keep shaking until you feel that it is clean and then wash it.

We can vouch for using uncooked rice to clean glassware since it is impossible to get it stuck. Another reason that makes this method magical is that the uncooked rice won't scratch the glassware so it will look as good as new, just like what Drewe assured Express.