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Clean your decanters with these ingenuous stainless steel beads. All you do is add water and gently swirl. The high-grade steel pellets smoothly roll over and gobble up stains and deposits. Even hard to reach places will sparkle. Rinse and re-use over and over again.
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recommended by a friend
Elizabeth S on Nov 19, 2015
To rid the bottom and sides of my wine decanter from residue.
Anita L on Nov 14, 2015
recommended by a friend
Elizabeth S on Nov 19, 2015
JOHN M on Nov 15, 2015
To rid the bottom and sides of my wine decanter from residue.
Anita L on Nov 14, 2015
I've heard these are the best way to clean wine decanters and my favorite decanter has some staining.
Thomas B on Oct 31, 2015
Hoping t reduce decanter cleaning problems
Scott T on Oct 3, 2015
Hard to clean, old, cut glass decanter with stains needs cleaning to be presentable. I heard of these beads and though I would purchase from Wine Enthusuast instead of Amazon, even though Amazon was cheaper.
Nora T on Sep 21, 2015
Hard to clean decanters
Adam W on Jul 30, 2015
I bought this cleaning beads about 2 years ago, and they work like magic. It makes it so easy to clean decanters.
We are so please, that my husband wanted me to order more.
Esther A on Jul 18, 2015
to clean decanter
James G on Jun 14, 2015
I am trying to clean some deposits from a decanter I purchased recently and have not found a small enough brush to clean with. I hope this works.
Stephanie G on May 4, 2015
To clean my decanter
Dale R on May 2, 2015
clean decanters i like
David B on Apr 1, 2015
wanted to try it to see if it works
Barney G on Mar 12, 2015
edgar o on Feb 8, 2015
Want the best way to clean it
Ray B on Feb 7, 2015
need to remove stains from bottom of my decanters
Vandana G on Feb 1, 2015
Mary S on Jan 13, 2015
We have a decanter that is difficult to clean. Hoping this helps
Patricia H on Jan 4, 2015
Needed them to pair with an odd shaped Riedel decanter
Diane F on Dec 15, 2014
practical for cleaning
Dyan S on Dec 15, 2014
Thought it looked like a neat gift for my daughter and son-in-law
Andrea K on Dec 15, 2014
I choose this because of the ease of cleaning and difficult shaped decanter.
Malia F on Dec 13, 2014
It was requested
Stacey A on Dec 12, 2014
have decanter and heard these are perfect for easy cleanup
Karen M on Dec 12, 2014
Sounded interesting
Julie S on Dec 11, 2014
recommended for Parabola decanter
Anna E on Dec 9, 2014
Recommended to use on the Wine Enthusiast Parabola Decanter
Donna K on Dec 8, 2014
practicality and ease of use
C Mark R on Dec 5, 2014
I have a water deposit stain in my decanter, and I was hoping that these would remove it.
Barbara A on Dec 4, 2014
because I can't get my decanter clean!
Margaret T on Dec 3, 2014
I have a need
Kathy B on Dec 2, 2014
Need to clean a decanter.
Raymond F on Dec 1, 2014
recommended in video
Starlette J on Nov 28, 2014
lost my original beads
Michael H on Nov 20, 2014
to clean the decanter I just bought
Susan P on Nov 18, 2014
needed them
Barbara S on Nov 17, 2014
read reviews
Christie S on Nov 16, 2014
need to clean my decanter
CAthy D on Nov 15, 2014
Reviewer's comments indicated this was an effective cleaning tool.
ROBERT H on Oct 21, 2014
Always struggle with cleaning the decanters.
Halbert W on Oct 20, 2014
I have more than one glass container that could use this treatment.
Karen A on Oct 14, 2014
I need it
Luisa M on Oct 7, 2014
currently no good method to clean decanters so I want to try these beads
Thomas B on Sep 17, 2014
Suggested for cleaning the decanter.
Neal H on Aug 30, 2014
Necessary to clean purchased decanter.
Ted S on Jul 18, 2014
customer reviews
Bonnie B on Jul 2, 2014
To aid in the cleaning process
James H on Jun 11, 2014
Have a decanter to clean
Julian G on Jun 4, 2014
fabulous for cleaning my wine decanter
janie m on May 23, 2014
JOHN M on Nov 15, 2015
I've heard these are the best way to clean wine decanters and my favorite decanter has some staining.
Thomas B on Oct 31, 2015
Would any other stainless steel beads work as well, or is there something special about these?
null on Aug 14, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Hello and thank you for your question. The size and shape of these beads were designed specifically for the use of cleaning decanters, especially in those hard to reach places. This has been one of our more highly reviewed products for several years. Please view our video for a demonstration by our Wine Director.
Customer Reviews

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Works as advertised.
I bought these for myself with a new wine decanter that I received as a gift. My dad had an older decanter that had this really big stain on the side so I decided to put this product to the test. It took a little bit of time to sit there and swirl the beads around (about 15 minutes but this was a big, old stain so I am impressed) but the stain came out and the decanter looks like new. There are some reviews complaining about the size of the container versus the picture and while that is true that does not really have any bearing on how effective the product is just don't be expecting a huge case. It is about the size of a quarter around and maybe an inch thick. It can be tricky to get the beads out without losing them but I find that folding a paper towel and holding it over the top and pouring the water through while catching the beads works best. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a clean decanter and does not mind a little bit of challenge to keep from losing the beads.
February 15, 2009
Decanter saver
With patience, these beads removed years of build-up from an old and well-loved decanter. After use, pour water and beads out throgh a sieve to prevent loss.
May 7, 2009
I make wine a home. Friends save bottles for me, but sometime they store them in the garage unrinsed. I used these beads to clean dried wine from the inside of some bottles. They worked great and easier than using a brush.

The only problem is that if you spill these beads they roll everywhere.
December 10, 2007
They work!!!
We have a 25 year old crystal decanter that was quite stained by red wine on the inside. These beads really helped clean it up.

Recommend using a screened strainer to catch the beads when you are done.
October 27, 2009
Best thing since sliced bread!!!
I have to admit I was skeptical at first but my decanter had seen better days- it was full of red wine deposits and I had tried everything to get it clean. I ordered the beads, used them, and my decanter looks brand new! The first use did take 15 mins or so but now the subsequent uses only take a couple minutes. If you have a hard to clean decanter this is the product for you!
January 1, 2008
another partial answer to the problem
Handling the cleaning beads so as not to spill any, especially when retrieving them from the decanter, can be tricky. Like the cleaning brush, the beads seem to be useful, but are not the complete cleaning solution -- the bottom of my decanter does not sparkle light the rest of it.
July 16, 2009
Jury's still out
Perhaps the stains on my decanter are too tough to tackle in one or two applications, but these beads, while removing some of the stains, still left some behind. Cleaning with the decanter sponge after using the beads helped a bit, and I have confidence that the beads will eventually work to remove all stains from the decanter. Perhaps it'll take a few more tries.
September 20, 2009
worth the money
Completely cleaned the 'scaling' left in our red wine decanter -- we had been using the decanter for about a year with no ability to scrub the bottom - these beads did the trick! It took me two tries to get the decanter completely clean, but now it looks brand new. Very glad I made the purchase!
When I'm done cleaning, I simply empty the beads from the decanter into a fine mesh sive, rinse with water, and allow them to air dry. a funnel or a very steady hand will get all the beads back into their container!
January 28, 2009
drink wine than you need this
When I first bought the beads I thought they were a novelty that I'd never use. Well I use them every time I decant a bottle or 2. Seriously, if you own the amadeo lyra decanter you have to have these - they are the only way to clean out the bottom. Actually they would be great with any decanter. So buy the beads, $ well spent, you will use them.
April 21, 2009
Highly Recommended
These cleaning beads are small but they pack a big punch. I immediately opened the container and poured the beads into my decanter, added a little water, swirled and watch the decanter start to sparkle. Thank you to the previous poster with the idea of pouring the beads onto a paper towel, drying them and using the paper towel to funnel the beads back into their container, worked like a charm.
August 17, 2009