Silver Cleaning Hacks
- Soaking in lemon lime soda for 1 hour
- Cleaning with hand sanitizer - although if your looking to remove fingerprints and such this worked great for that and gave it a nice shine.
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Linnea on Jan 19, 2021
I would never dip sterling silver flatware to clean. It removes the oxidated silver (intentionally blackened by the silver manufacturer) around the pattern which gives it depth and enhances the design features. Dipped silver has a flat appearance and hides the beautiful detail in the pattern. I have used Wrights Silver Cream for many years on sterling and silverplated flat and holloware followed by a buff with a rouge cloth and it looks just like new. The polish is not expensive and even with infrequent use, lasts a very long time. I have used a dip for fork tines only as the tarnish is difficult to reach with the cream's sponge.