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Cleaning Silver

My New Year's clean sweep as usual turned into a week long project where I get in the weeds trying to organize the house for a fresh start. Cleaning up after the holiday parties turned into a complete reorg of every serving piece in the house. I decided to give a try to an idea I'd seen on Pinterest for cleaning silver. I collect yard sale silver plated serving pieces so I was looking for a quick way to shine them up. I lined the sink with foil, added some generous scoops of salt and baking soda and filled the sink with scalding hot water. The chemical reaction resulting from the aluminum, salt and soda removed the tarnish! It actually worked! Lesson learned. Dip the entire piece at once or you'll get a line of demarcation on your piece. I also kept adding hot water and more ingredients because the hotter the water, the quicker it works. Remove the pieces from the solution and buff the remaining spots off with a cotton cloth.
  • cleaning silver, cleaning tips
  • Joan
    Joan Spring Hill, TN

    I'm impressed!

  • Avery
    Avery Knoxville, TN

    your favorite SILVER POLISH and a soft cloth

  • Jeani Miller Miner
    Jeani Miller Miner Alameda, CA

    you should be very wary about using this to clean. It has been known to cause pitting especially on silver plate as opposed to sterling silver.

  • Carol martin99019
    Carol martin99019 Liberty Lake, WA

    I clean silver this way . I use boiling water , one half box soda and tongs . Igbo as fast as I can . When the water cools it is not as effective. Then rinse and dry your silver. Caution if jewelry has a dark design that is to remain, then don't use

  • Eva.mcdowall

    Electric soda, using the same method, works very well too.