How to clean tarnish off William Rogers silver plate forks and spoons?

Barbara Borgal
by Barbara Borgal
  8 answers
  • Iau62 Iau62 on Sep 22, 2017

    Bonami. Itsby the comet and Bartenders keeper. Will make it look brand new.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Sep 22, 2017

    But use a soft cloth to apply and rub the silverware so you don't scratch the playing off. 😇

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Sep 22, 2017

    Because the silver is plated, there is only a layer of silver over another metal. You need to use something that is not abrasive like a cleanser so you remove as little of the silver as possible. I use Wright's Silver Polish.

  • Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson on Sep 22, 2017

    You do not want to use any abrasives as suggested by lau62 on your silverplate. There are silver polishes available that will gently remove the tarnish and not harm the plating. Do not wash silverplate or silver in a dishwasher. They should be hand washed only. I don't even like Tarnx. I used Cape Cod Metal polishing cloth after washing and drying my silverware in a mild detergent and hot water. It's a little expensive but convenient. Here are two polishes that are great: and Herman's makes their own silver polish.

  • Lor24490907 Lor24490907 on Sep 22, 2017

    Wrights Silver Cream will do the trick.

  • 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.