13 Reviews

This did not work quite as well as I thought it would on extremely tarnished silver. But it still worked pretty well and my things turned from black to silver-y, but not glistening like if I had used polish on them. Certainly a good method if you're just trying to clean off a large amount of silver, but for heavily tarnished objects that you want to glisten, sticking to real silver polish is a better idea. I did find that this version of the recipe worked much better than a version with 1 TBS baking soda, 1 TBS salt. I also did not find that this cleaned the tarnish out of the cracks of my silver too much, which is actually nice as that lends to the depth of most pieces, but might not be ideal for something like silverware.

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Roosie November 27, 2007

Works great! Nice to clean silver without having black hands afterwards ;-) Thanks!

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zaar mate September 08, 2006

Works great!! Cleans immediately with no rubbing. I filled the sink with a stock pot of boiling water and just 2 T baking soda and 2 sheets foil and it still worked right away. Light sulfur odor, but nothing too bad. Cleaned an old silverplate cruet set and a tea service within minutes. Only problem I had was the large tray for the tea service, only because it wouldn't fit in the sink. Tried rigging the foil and hot solution to no avail and ended up hand polishing that one piece, which made me REALLY appreciate how fast the other pieces were done! Purists will say removing the tarnish from the patterns in silver detracts from its appearance, but who cares! I hate polishing silver, but even I can manage this a couple of times a year. Thanks for sharing!

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LonghornMama June 20, 2006

I used this a couple of times the other day and believe me, it smells a lot better than the stuff in a bottle!! It works well too, although I had to use the stuff in the bottle to get the really tough stuff off after I used it. This is really easy to work with and you will most likely have everything on hand. Years ago I bought a silver cleaner mat that was based on this, lent it to my neighbor and never got it back. I have always wondered how well this worked, so now I know and will continue to use this. Thanks for sharing!!

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Bonnie Traynor April 17, 2006

Worked like a charm on my mother's very, very old silver plated silverware. Make sure the water is boiling hot and you will have a perfect cleaner.

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LadyPalm April 04, 2006

This was fantastic. I was wondering how I was going to get my jewelry looking nice again.

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Sabia November 18, 2005

This recipe is amazing. I used it on a necklace I thought would never come clean. Within seconds, all the dirt was gone.

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Ashley C. August 07, 2005

I wish I could tell you how black the silverplate bowl I cleaned today was... it had been in storage for years and I was cleaning it for the first time today! I used silver polish on it twice and it was still awful.... and then I remembered I had saved this recipe!!! All I can say is WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!! I had to quadruple the recipe to cover the bowl but it came out so BRIGHT and CLEAN looking! Thanks so much for posting this recipe. It's great!

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Impera_Magna June 13, 2005

WOW! This is awesome and couldn't be easier! I just used it to clean a bracelet that now looks like new again AND you saved me $$ on silver cleaner! Thank you!! :)

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Breezytoo March 30, 2005

This ROCKS!! I did my entire silver service in less than an hour! Some of that tarnish (inheritied) was more than 40 years old!

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Lightly Toasted November 23, 2004
Silver Cleaning Recipe