Handling Broken Glass in Your Dishwasher & Cloudy Glasses!

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Have you ever faced the nightmare of broken glass in your dishwasher? Trust me. I’ve been there. It was a day I won’t soon forget, with shards scattered everywhere. It felt like a disaster, but I discovered how to tackle it. Not only that, but I also mastered how to make cloudy glasses crystal clear again. Now, I’m eager to pass on this valuable knowledge to you.

Issue Action Tips
Broken Glass in Dishwasher
  • Turn off dishwasher
  • Wear gloves
  • Use potato method to remove glass
  • Run dishwasher empty to rinse away small glass bits
Keep children and pets away while cleaning
Cloudy Glasses
  • Use rinse aid or glass cleaner
  • Clean with vinegar and baking soda mix
  • Rinse glasses before putting in dishwasher
Use a dishwasher with a glassware setting, if possible


Finding and Removing Broken Glass

Breaking glass in the dishwasher can be a mess. But there’s a way to clean it up:

  1. Shine a light: Grab a flashlight. Turn off the lights in your kitchen. Shine the light in the dishwasher. Broken glass will sparkle so that you can see it.
  2. Use a potato: This may sound strange, but it works. Take half of a raw potato. Put on thick gloves. Then, rub the potato on the glass shards. The broken glass will stick to the potato.
  3. Clean the dishwasher: Run the dishwasher empty after removing the big glass pieces. This will rinse away small glass bits.

Keeping Safe

Safety is important when dealing with broken glass. Before cleaning:

  1. Put on safety gear.
  2. Wear gloves and long sleeves. This will protect your hands and arms.
  3. Keep children and pets away from the area.

Cleaning the Dishwasher

After removing the glass, clean the dishwasher. First, take out the dishes and check for glass bits. Wipe them down with a towel. Be gentle so you don’t push hard on any glass pieces. Then, remove the racks and check them for glass.

How to Make Cloudy Glasses Crystal Clear Again?

Broken glasses are just one issue you may face with a glass in dishwashers. Ever noticed a filmy residue on your glasses post-wash? Or are your dishesn’t quite sparkling like they used to? The dishwasher can sometimes leave a white residue on glasses, causing them to appear cloudy. This can be due to hard water, a high-heat dry setting, or even detergent that’s not quite up to scratch.


To combat this, use a rinse aid or dishwasher glass cleaner. Or you can make your cloudy glasses crystal clear again by gently scrubbing them with vinegar and baking soda. Prevention is key here: rinse glasses before loading them, and consider using a dishwasher with a “glassware” setting if you can.


Can you put wine glasses in the dishwasher?

Yes, most wine glasses can go in the dishwasher. However, some delicate types may require hand washing. Always check the manufacturer’s instructions.

How to load wine glasses in a dishwasher?

Place them between the tines on the top rack, not over them. The glass should not touch each other to prevent breakage.

Why do glasses get cloudy in the dishwasher?

This can be due to hard water or detergent not fully rinsing off. Rinse aid can help prevent this issue.

How do I fix cloudy dishes in my dishwasher?

A mixture of vinegar and baking soda can help remove the cloudy film. For prevention, use a rinse aid or dishwasher glass cleaner.

What to do with broken glass in the dishwasher?

Turn off the dishwasher, wear safety gloves, remove the dishes, and use the Potato Method to remove large glass pieces safely.

We’ve got your back from loading wine glasses to dealing with broken glass or cloudy residues. Dishwashers are a blessing, but like everything else, they come with their own set of challenges. Now you’re equipped to handle it all, aren’t you?

So here’s to clean, sparkling dishes every time you run your dishwasher – without any unexpected glass parties!

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Ubaid Hassan
Ubaid Hassan

Introducing Ubaid Hassan – the expert who knows all about fixing dishwashers. Ubaid understands how dishwashers work and is really good at finding and solving problems. Ubaid is the person to ask for helpful advice and solutions. Loving both dishwashers and taking care of the environment, Ubaid can share smart ideas to help you use your dishwasher well and be kind to nature.

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