18 Reviews

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. I used it as written. My sterling silver sugar bowl is better than it has been since I got it in'69. It went slow for 5 minutes then wow! It was perfect. I don't look like such a bad house keeper now! The smell was mild. I did my bowl, 3 spoons and a cake server. I have cabnet full of silver plate i keep behind closed doors. Now they can be moved to the glass door shelves. Thankyou again and for all the reviewser, with out them i wouldn't have tried it.

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grfox33 December 29, 2012

Magic--I used it on a silver bracelet with amethysts and toolk out after about a minute--no problem.

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Kasha September 10, 2009

I've been using this 'recipe' for a couple of years, since I saw it on a jewelry making show. It works great - gets my entire tea set (which I use for display only) shiny in a flash. I use my laundry room basin to keep the sulfur smell out of the kitchen. It gets the tarnish out of all the little curlicues without any rubbing. You can also use it for water and heat safe jewelry. I would not use it on any gemstone settings other than diamond.

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Deb Wolf June 24, 2009

I just bought some cutlery in need of a good polish. I remembered finding this recipe a few years ago and it worked like a charm. My 'new' silver looks wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

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Cilantro in Canada October 14, 2008

Great tip! I sure need something besides the chemical stuff I've been paying for. One rater did mention she scrubbed the silver itme with the tin foil. I would NOT do that! I feel the foil is too likely to scratch the silver piece!

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nanpie August 11, 2008

I've used this exact same recipe for long time and find it the easiest method ever. The water must be HOT, and soaking time depends on the amount of tarnish.

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Foggy Kitchen May 23, 2007

This was great! I hate using those expensive and toxic cleaners, and now I don't have to! Yeah, okay, the tarnish didn't disappear instantly like the commercial silver dip, but it only took a few minutes of soaking. I can find something else to do for a few minutes!

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Elisa72 May 13, 2006

I had a few pieces of jewelry that I had not been able to wear in a very long time because they were tarnished quite badly. This method of cleaning works very well!!! After soaking for a few minutes I used an old soft toothbrush and gave it a little scrub. Awesome! Thanks Dory for this great little secret!

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FLYing4Me March 14, 2006

Brilliant! I buffed the pieces gently with a soft cloth after rinsing and got some more grime out. My jewellery shines again!! Thanks for a great tip DoryJean!

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stormylee March 13, 2006

This really worked like a charm. As you can tell in the pictures I submitted that my silver was in need of a miracle worker, but yet in the after picture they look lots better. It did take some scrubing and buffing in the end as I had some intricate areas to clean. Thanks a whole bunch DoryJean54....

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Sheri-BDB February 20, 2006
Cleaning Silver