By DoryJean54 on February 10, 2006
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
"A few household items that amazling cleans silver. I had a badly tarnished dish that these few items cleaned right up."
Serving Size: 1 (507 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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."
"Magic--I used it on a silver bracelet with amethysts and toolk out after about a minute--no problem."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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...."
"Yes, this does work like magic! I use only this recipe now to clean all my silver and wow, they sparkle like they are brand new! An amazing recipe this is; you won't need any other once you get hooked onto this and the grime and dirt kicked out forever! "
"Just realized I have never reviewed this amazing idea. I have used it several times and yes, it works like magic."
"I found that the version of the recipe without salt and with more baking soda worked better. Salt is caustic to silver, so it seems like if baking soda works just as well (though it does have salt in it as well) it might be better to avoid pure salt."
"A real 'keeper' for me. My silver was clean in no time at all. I have a similar recipe but it doesn't have the salt in it. I think this worked even better. A tip I read somewhere was to add a little white vinegar to the rinse water to get an even better shine."
"This works pretty well - it didn't get all the tarnish off my jewelry even with light scrubbing and rubbing with a cloth, but it looks a LOT better."
"Even though my silver looked better afterwards, it didn't look as good as when I use silver polish on it. The rotten egg smell was pretty unpleasant too. I would use it again though if I need my silver shined up quickly and I didn't have time to use the polish. Thanks!"
"My champagne flutes were badly tarnished. I tried this & wow! What a difference. There is a slight bad egg smell due to the chemical reactions, but nothing overwhelming. Being impatient & wanting to see results quicker, I took the tinfoil & rubbed it on the metal & my impatience was rewarded. Great recipe to sparkle up my silver. Thank you - -I will use again and again."