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Why is My Glassware Cloudy?

We know how frustrating it can be to grab a “clean” glass out of your dishwasher and find it covered in white spots. Now, not only can you not use the glass, but you have to spend time and money washing it again.

If you’re seeing white spots, don’t be too quick to assume it’s your dishwasher. Instead, consider a few of the below options.

You Have Hard Water

Hard water is water that has high levels of magnesium carbonate, sediment, and calcium. Over time, these materials will build up and cling to your glassware, leaving behind a white, chalky residue.

You’re Using Too Much Detergent

If you find that your glassware is cloudy, you may be using too much detergent. Often times, people use too much detergent because they think it will take that much to clean their dishes. However, you should only use the amount that is recommended on the packaging. Using too much will result in a build-up on your dishes.

Your Water Is Too Hot

Some cases of cloudiness are due to the fact that your water is too hot, since extremely hot water can damage glass and cause cloudiness. A typical dishwasher’s water should be set to no more than 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

You’re Prewashing Too Much

A lot of people prewash their dishes, and this is a great way to ensure that your dishes are extra clean. However, if you prewash too much, or too hard, you can actually damage your glassware. Not only can you cause a soap residue buildup, but you can also cause the glass to be damaged, which may appear as cloudiness.


Give Mr. Appliance of Huntington a call today!