How do you remove scratches on flatware?

Joyce Bell
by Joyce Bell
The flatware that I use everyday have a lot of scratches, especially on the tines of the forks. Is there any way to remove or reduce these scratches other than buying a new set of flatware?

  3 answers
  • Emily Emily on Apr 08, 2018

    I collect a huge amount of silverplate and we also use stainless steel. I don't remember any scratches. Maybe the metal is too thin?

    • Joyce Bell Joyce Bell on Apr 09, 2018

      Thank you Emily. The flatware is very old. And the metal does look somewhat thin. I am not sure what I am going to do. I guess I had a unreal expectation of how long the flatware would last. I'm pretty sure that it is about twenty years old. Thank you again for responding.

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone Amy Ogden-Paparone on Apr 09, 2018

    Hi Joyce,

    I also noticed scratches on my flatware while getting things together for my family who were coming to celebrate Easter and I tried this...

    and it worked!! Hope it works for you too! Good Luck!

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    • Joyce Bell Joyce Bell on Apr 19, 2018

      Thank you Amy. I am going to go to the site you posted. Thank you for posting it for me.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 26, 2024

    Maybe try trying to get them off using Steel wool...?