Conundrum: Narrow Champagne Flutes
Solution: Bend a pipe cleaner in half, insert it deep into the crevice, rotate, and remove. Alternatively, use a baby-bottle brush. Wash the flutes in hot, soapy water. Dry with a microfiber cloth, which won't leave lint or tiny fibers behind on the glass.
Conundrum: Rust-Prone Citrus Zesters
Solution: Don't wash these nifty tools in water. "Dry-clean" a zester by placing it on or near a heat source, such as a still-warm oven or stovetop, or even a downdraft exhaust fan in the kitchen. The stuck-on lemon rind will eventually dry out, after which you can brush it off with a clean toothbrush.