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How to Prevent a Cloudy Glass Vase

Glass vases are a staple in any home's décor, usually on-the-ready for the next floral arrangement to arrive. However, many are cloudy with build-up and scum that has accumulated on the inside over time. Cleaning inside glass vases is important, but what is just as important is drying them to avoid scum and water spots.


The Cloudy Vase


Cloudiness in glass vases is a common result of hard water deposits and residue from flowers left in the water unchecked over time. Wash and scrub as we may, we still aren’t addressing the root cause of the problem – inadequate drying of the inside after thorough washing. We can’t neglect our glass vases after use if we want them to be clear for the next bunch of flowers.


Common Cleaning Techniques for a Vase


Common DIY cleaning methods include vinegar, salt, baking soda, and even denture tablets. These techniques often come into play in a pinch when we try to get rid of the scum stuck to the glass. While some poorer quality glass is inherently cloudy, there is a lot of good quality glass that deserves good care. It’s easy to hastily wash a vase and put it away even though it’s not totally clean and dry. Good news! Instead of reactive solutions to this problem, there’s one proactive step you can take to avoid cloudy glass: dry it.


The Neglected Step: Drying the Inside


One crucial step in the vase cleaning process is the proper drying of the inside. Washing with soap and water, or even carefully placing the vase in the dishwasher, might seem like all you can do to get the vase clean. However, for many vases, even these methods leave moisture trapped inside, creating an environment for scum and cloudy build-up to return.


DryMeister was recently invented to allow you to dry the inside of containers like vases. Many odd-shaped, narrow, or tall vases can be very difficult or impossible to reach and dry the inside. After washing them and rinsing them out, add DryMeister to your vase maintenance routine. You’ll love having a clear vase to pull out when you buy, or are given, the next bunch of flowers.

How to Dry a Vase

How Does DryMeister Work?


DryMeister’s flexible handle and patented drying heads absorb and lock in excess moisture, leaving no opportunity for scum to develop on glass. Simply screw the handle onto a drying head and insert DryMeister into the vase. With a little pressure, go up and down the sides, maneuvering the drying head to wick the moisture and dry the surface. For the bottom, pin down a drying arm with the silicone tip and swipe around the base and corners for a lint-free shine from top to bottom.

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