Silver Cleaning Recipe

Recipe by Kimke
READY IN: 5mins




  • Put drain stopper in the sink and add the foil, one piece lengthwise and one across.
  • Pour in boiling water.
  • Add the baking soda and swish it around.
  • Place the silver pieces in the solution, making sure they touch the foil, and let stand for several minutes.
  • Carefully watch as the tarnish moves from the silverware to the foil.
  • Remove the pieces, rinse well, and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Only use this method occasionally, especially if you have silverplate.
  • This can only be done in your sink--enamel or porcelin ONLY!
  • DO NOT USE in a stainless steel sink.
  • This recipe should NOT be used on antique or priceless pieces and should be used only occasionally.
  • Keep in mind that this removes the oxide finish that adds subtle shadows, which create depth and dimension to detailed silver patterns.