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Cleaning Silver

Cleaning Silver created by Marg CaymanDesigns

A few household items that amazling cleans silver. I had a badly tarnished dish that these few items cleaned right up.

Ready In:
10mins
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ingredients

  • 1 sheet aluminum foil, to fit in sink
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups very hot water

directions

  • Combine the above ingredients in a clean kitchen sink.
  • Put your tarnished silver and silver plated items into the sink and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Watch as the tarnish disappears from the silverware and reappears on the foil.
  • Rinse extremely well with water to prevent pitting of silverplate.
  • Magic!
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  1. Kaye M.
    I literally saw this with my own eyes and I still can't quite believe it. Six pieces of VERY tarnished silver cleaned in under 30 minutes. No effort rubbing either. I lined a silver BBQ tray with the foil as I had large pieces. I used more water as well, up to six cups and didn't add any more salt or bi-carb, still worked a treat. Now what to do with the rest of my morning. I have washed them very well so they don't pit as the instructions said and two minutes was plenty of time in the solution. I did have to turn them about to get it all in the mixture.
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  2. nancy s.
    DO NOT USE THIS METHOD! I put Tiffany sterling salt cellars and spoons in the concoction for only five minutes and it turned the inside of the cellars black. Not only did it not remove the tarnish, it damaged my pieces. Spend the money for a quality silver polish.
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  3. Patti S.
    I have to mention this. I've read that this method is corrosive over time and will wear the silver plating off. I'm buying some antique flatware and may try this as a quick hit but will get a more silver friendly tarnish remover. Oh, the articles also say don't rub the pieces very hard for the very same reason.
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  4. Patti S.
    I have to mention this. I've read that this method is corrosive over time and will wear the silver plating off. I'm buying some antique flatware and may try this as a quick hit but will get a more silver friendly tarnish remover. Oh, the articles also say don't rub the pieces very hard for the very same reason.
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  5. Carol D.
    I had both my mother's and my grandmother's silver plate. I decided to give the sets to my nieces since I rarely have dinner parties anymore. When I opened the silver box, everything was black. What a headache to clean. But I tried this recipe and MAGIC. It took about 1/2 hour to clean and dry all 16 place settings of silverplate. Now I am off to the postoffice.
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