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If narrow vases and stemware defy your go-to sponge, reach instead for a small handful of uncooked rice. Simply put the small-but-mighty grains into the vessel and fill it halfway with warm soapy water, then swirl or, for stubborn residue, cover the opening with your palm and shake vigorously until the rice scrapes the insides clean. Dump out the rice, rinse, and let air-dry.
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