Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

Quick Silver cleaner - from Homebasics Fall 2004

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 liter hot water
  • 1 tablespoon fabric softener
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 sheet aluminum foil


  1. Run 1 litre of hot water into sink.
  2. Dissolve 1 tbsp of fabric softener and 1 tbsp salt in the water.
  3. Place aluminum foil on the bottom of the sink.
  4. Place tarnished silver on the foil.
  5. Make sure silver is completely immersed.
  6. Silver will come clean in 10 seconds.
Most Helpful

I have similar recipe formula but instead of the fabric softener, I have baking soda. After it is cleaned (instantly) remove and rinse with warm soapy water and polish with a soft cloth.

Oolala April 09, 2007

You must make sure and rinse the silver completely after immersion in this solution with fresh water as the salt may pit it.

mollypaul September 30, 2004

Works great! I used this on some silver candle sticks. Will use again. Thanks Chelle_N for posting!

Kim D. January 02, 2009