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Old 09-03-2011, 05:12 PM
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This is a Ball quart glass canning jar and the glass itself has gotten cloudy
...not all of it, mostly around the bottom half. It's been through the dishwasher several times, I've scrubbed with cleanser (Comet) and it's currently half filled with vinegar to see if that will work.

Any ideas why?
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When in doubt, throw it out. Without a photo it's hard to tell. How old is it?

My mom had some from the 60's that were cloudy. She recycled them and got new ones.
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Allot of times its just scratches. But sometimes its mineral deposits. Citric acid helps clean them if thats your problem. In fact as an example I have taken rear windows on Muscle cars that friends wanted to replace because they were suppose to be bad and I cleaned off all the mineral deposits from he 40 years of water on them and they come out almost like brand new. Some you cant even tell there not new windows. Its caused from the hard water.
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Allot of times its just scratches. But sometimes its mineral deposits. Citric acid helps clean them if thats your problem. In fact as an example I have taken rear windows on Muscle cars that friends wanted to replace because they were suppose to be bad and I cleaned off all the mineral deposits from he 40 years of water on them and they come out almost like brand new. Some you cant even tell there not new windows. Its caused from the hard water.
Yep, that would be my guess too. But they're cheap enough it's not really worth fooling with bad ones. Use it to ferment tomato seeds !

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Since you've run it through the dishwasher, one thing you need to know is that washing your glassware in one will eventually "etch" the calss, leaving it cloudy looking. There really isn't a "cure" for it, and you can't remove the cloudiness, but on the other hand, it's not harmful, and there's nothing wrong with the jars. The other thing that will leave them cloudy looking is hard water "staining", and soaking with vinegar should remove it if that's the problem. Either way, it's purely a "cosmetic" issue and won't affect the perfomance of your jars. While you're checking them though, make sure that there are no "dings", or "chips" in the rims of your jars, because that WILL affect them, and means they should be tossed.
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The new-from-store Ball jars became cloudy before using them, after washing them in the dishwasher.

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The bottom half of the jar being cloudy usually is due to minerals in the water in the canner when the jar was processed for canning. If the jar is cloudy all the way up, it is usually because salt other than canning salt was used in canning (table salt or sea salt either can cause this). White vinegar will sometimes clear it up, citric acid will sometimes clear it up, both usually require a bit of elbow grease which can end up scratching the jars too much.
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