How to clean silver plated goblets?

by Dannyswife
  18 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Nov 07, 2021

    Hi there, put a piece of aluminum foil in your sink and fill it with enough hot water to cover the goblets. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and salt for each goblet and allow to soak for 10 - 15 minutes. They should come out clean and shiny. You can also use old fashioned toothpaste (not the gel kind) to polish them up.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 07, 2021


    Here's a good guide for you:

    Fill the lined bowl or pan with water to submerge the tarnished item. Use boiling water for non-lacquered items and warm water for pieces with a lacquered finish. For each quart of water you fill, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and let sit for 10 minutes while the chemistry goes to work and draws the sulfur off the silver and onto the aluminum. The chemical reaction takes longer in cooler water.

    Keep in mind that unlike simple cleaning methods such as soapy water, the baking soda and water for this technique can’t be used repeatedly or for multiple batches. When you put one batch of silver plated items into the bath, the chemical reaction exhausts the baking soda that is present.

    So, if you’re going to be cleaning many silver plated items with this method, use a new clean supply of water and foil for each batch.


  • I use a little silver polish and a soft cloth. The polish is available at grocery stores, Walmart, and Amazon.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 07, 2021

    Hello. A gentle cleaning would be suggested. Here’s a link with some valuable information

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 07, 2021

    Make a thick paste of water and baking soda. Rub it on with a soft cotton cloth, then rinse in lukewarm water and polish dry using a second soft cotton cloth. This method buffs away most tarnish stains and neutralizes acidic deposits on the surface.

    Or coat the silver goblet with a layer of toothpaste. Rinse by running the goblet under warm water, working the toothpaste into a foam and allowing it to dissolve tarnish away. You can use a soft-bristled toothbrush to get into deep grooves.

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 07, 2021

    Hello Dannyswife, here is a gentle way to clean your silver plated goblets. Baking soda is one cleaning solution that effortlessly cleans both solid silver and plated silver. To use this cleaner, add equal parts warm water and baking soda to create a paste. This mixture is then smeared over the surface of your jewelry item and left to seep into the metal for one hour.

  • I use Wright’s silver polish. It comes with a very flexible sponge that makes cleaning very easy.

  • William William on Nov 07, 2021

    I sell a lot of silver on Ebay. Jewelry, silverware, serving sets. Silver polish like Wrights and dips like TarnX tend to remove some of the metal. The foil method doesn't work that great and still leaves a grey film that still needs to be removed. I use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp toothbrush. For large items I use a damp cloth. Also works on copper, brass, gold, porcelain, ceramics, sneakers, plastics, etc. For my sales I needed one product for cleaning everything. A dab of toothpaste on a damp toothbrush and gently brush letting it foam up. Wipe off with a damp cloth.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 08, 2021

    Use a silver cleaner that applies a coat of silver when you use it!

  • This will show you how to clean the pieces:

  • Dee Dee on Nov 08, 2021

    Add enough hot or boiling water to cover the goblet, plus 1 tbsp. each of baking soda and salt. Allow the silver to soak for up to 10 minutes. This method gets deep carved crevasses clean and shiny

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Nov 09, 2021

    You could get a silver polishing cloth or get a aluminum pan line with foil on the bottom then add cups sprinkle with baking soda till covered then pour hot water over all and let sit keep turning the cups

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 11, 2021

    Use Duraglit wadding that is impregnated with silver cleaner. or use Peek!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 12, 2021

    Line a large pot with aluminum foil, add 2 tbsp salt + 2 tbsp baking soda with hot water. Whisk to mix them and set to soak one by one to make sure they don't accidentally scratch against each other.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Oct 02, 2022

    These are many ways to clean your silver, try one of these:

    No more tarnishing with aluminum

    Boil 4 cups of water, a tablespoon of baking soda, and some aluminum foil. Place silverware in for 10 seconds then remove with kitchen tongs.

    Ketchup isn’t just for eating

    Tarnished silver can be polished with ketchup using a paper towel – for silver that has crevices, use a toothbrush.

    Kill two birds with one stone

    When using Windex to clean your windows, spray some on a rag and use it to scrub your silver.

    Brush your silver with toothpaste

    Use circular motions to brush non-gel and non-abrasive toothpaste onto silver. Leave on for five minutes before washing off with water.

    Use soda for tarnished silver

    Fill a plastic bowl with lemon-lime soda and place slightly tarnished silver in it for one hour. Rinse and dry with a paper towel.