Best way to clean large silver platter and punch bowl.

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i have silver plated pieces for many years and they are very tarnished.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 19, 2018
    plain white toothpaste
  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Feb 19, 2018
    You have several choices to get this job done, so I will send you several videos. Happy cleaning!
  • Jana Jana on Feb 19, 2018
    There are many cleaners in the stores - Tarn-X is the one that comes to mind. Remember to use gloves and follow the directions. It does have quite an odor to it.
  • Sandy Sandy on Feb 19, 2018
    They a cleaning cloth from the jewelry store, no harsh residue.
  • Barbara Morris Barbara Morris on Feb 19, 2018
    Set them on a sheet of aluminum foil and put some in the bowl. Sprinkle baking soda lavishly them pour boiling water over and soak for 15 minutes. The tarnish will magically transfer to the foil!

    • BONNI K. BONNI K. on Aug 31, 2020

      I have a very large Silverplate tray that I would like to clean, ( very tarnished, ) I have nothing large enough to put it in..

      What do you suggest....Bathtub and how woild I use the Foil baking baking soda method


      Thank you

      BK

  • Sjt29229935 Sjt29229935 on Feb 19, 2018
    I have numerous silver serving pieces and three different flatware patterns, so have done a lot of polishing over the years. :-> I would steer away from TarnX. It is extremely harsh and will remove the patina you want your silver to retain. Use a quality silver polish from a good jewelry store. If this is a valuable heirloom don't take chances. Quality silver polish shines and protects your silver without harsh chemicals. Spend a little extra and take the time to make sure you are giving cherished silver pieces the respect they deserve. Once you have it restored to a beautiful patina, I would suggest you invest in an anti-tarnish silver cloth. It is treated to protect your silver from tarnish and comes in various sizes. The silver will still eventually tarnish, but this is great stuff and does save you from frequent polishing. Happy shining and I hope you enjoy your pieces for many years.
  • Susan krom Susan krom on Feb 19, 2018
    If you like a natural solution you can use vinegar and baking soda. About half cup of vinegar to 2 tablespoons of baking soda. wipe on or if size permits, let it sit in it-- either way let sit on for at least an hour. then rinse
  • Sassy Sassy on Feb 19, 2018
    https://www.hometalk.com/3251382/super-duper-easy-way-to-clean-silver
    https://www.hometalk.com/14234369/making-grandma-s-silver-shine-again?se=fol_new-20180218-1&slg=7bb90160d842f2928213ce67783fceb6-1481657&post_position=8
    Two different ways using the same things!
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Feb 19, 2018
    I use a product called Wenol. It comes in a tube, you Will probably have to order from Amazon. It’s made in Germany. Buy both the blue tube and the red tube. One cleans and the other polishes.
  • Tina Shilling Tina Shilling on Feb 20, 2018
    Soak in a warm water solution with white vinegar and baking soda. It will foam up so leave room for it to do so. After soaking it should just wipe off with a soft cloth.
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