Making narrow neck jars sparkle
I have 2 dozen antique apothecary bottles. They are really cute, and I would like to display them. They were in a rat-infested shed for years, and got really disgusting. I made it through that mess, and ran them through the dishwasher to sterilize them, but now they have a slight film inside them. I think because of the narrow necks, and because I had to put them on the little posts to keep them from sliding through the racks, not enough water got inside to rinse them. I tried hand-rinsing, but the film needs some thing to rub it off, I think.
The only thing I can think of is sand- If I put a bit of sand and water in each one and shake it, the sand might scrub it. The little bottle brush I have doesn't quite reach all the surfaces, even though I bent it. The end of it isn't bristly enough to do much, either.
Any ideas? What can I rinse them with to prevent water spots while they dry, also? We have a fairly high mineral content in our water, I think. Things always have spots.