How to Clean Silver

Have you always wanted to know how to properly clean silver but never took the plunge? Well you're in the right place. The Hometalk community will get you started with all you need to know about cleaning silver. We have discussion boards, amazing projects, video tutorials, and slideshows to make sure your silver shines like new.

Polishing Your Silver
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.
Top Projects for Cleaning Silver

Here are the top silver cleaning projects to have you polishing in no time!

Silver Cleaning Videos

Looking for video tutorials on how to clean silver yourself? Take a look.

How to Clean Silver, Easily!

My tarnished silver was getting me down, but there was no way I was doing all that polishing! Instead, I decided to try this baking soda silver cleaning trick I've been seeing all over the internet. I'm sure you've seen it too, but there are several versions of it, and I wanted to know which version was the one that actually worked - and why. So, after doing some research, I chose to use baking soda, aluminum foil, and a pot of boiling water. Here's how...

Alka-Seltzer Cleaning Hacks

I was recently challenged to clean with Alka-Seltzer. What I loved about this challenge is it taught me some tricks I didn't know as well as helped me speed clean some things, and save time and energy. You can see more of my crazy creations hereAlka Seltzer is made of baking soda, citric acid, and aspirin. These are great cleaners and deodorizers.