10 Ways to Clean Shower Glass

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Cleaning glass shower doors so they sparkle

We hate to break it to you, but cloudy shower doors are a sign that you’re not cleaning often enough. And it might be because scrubbing glass can be about as much fun as scrubbing the toilet or making time to clean a shower head. But here’s the problem: If shower doors aren’t on your regular cleaning schedule, the glass will lose its luster. Worry not, though. We talked to the experts to find simple tips for how to clean glass shower doors and free yourself from unsightly grime and mildew.

If you’re already learning how to clean your bathroom, what causes pink slime in the shower and how to clean shower curtains, you’re well on your way to a sparkling bathroom. And the experts agree: Proper cleaning is not that hard. Check out their tips for making glass shower doors shine with less effort.

How often should you clean shower glass?

You shouldn’t be waiting until spring cleaning to scrub your shower. Frequent maintenance, according to Tom Portelli, Scotch-Brite product engineer, is the key to preventing those dreaded deep cleans. “It is much easier to remove [soap scum] as you see it because it only gets worse,” Portelli says. To keep those shower doors shiny (and on schedule), follow this cleaning cheat sheet for what to clean when.

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How to clean glass shower doors with white vinegar



Combine the vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle. Spritz the solution on the glass doors. Use the sponge to gently scrub stubborn spots, then the whole door. Wipe clean with the microfiber cloth.

Pro tip: Be careful mixing products

There are many household uses for vinegar, and it certainly deserves a spot in your cleaning cupboard. But to avoid creating noxious fumes, make sure you’re not mixing it with certain products. These are the cleaning products you should never mix. And to avoid damage, never use vinegar, lemon juice or other acidic cleaners on natural stone surfaces like marble, travertine and granite.