How to clean silver stains.


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Making sure your cutlery is fresh should be a priority when cleaning your kitchen. Keep in mind that we eat with our eyes, so clean cutlery and good presentation aren't only for royalty.


All you will need is a dish soap and a sponge. Run hot water over the cutlery to get rid of everything that's sticking to it. Wet your sponge and put your dish soap on it. Scrub the cutlery with the sponge and rinse everything afterwards.


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If you are looking for a homemade method, do the following:


Bring four cups of water and a tablespoon of baking soda to a boil.

Line the bottom of a separate container with aluminum foil. Make sure that the container is large enough so that each piece of silver comes in direct contact with the foil and can be completely submerged. It is even better to omit the foil and use a disposable aluminum baking sheet.

Place the tarnished silver cutlery in the foil-lined container or the aluminum baking sheet.

Pour boiling soda water over the silver cutlery and completely submerge each part.

Wait 10 seconds or more if the silver cutlery is badly tarnished.

Take out each silver piece with kitchen tongs.

Dry with a clean towel.


Severely chipped silver cutlery can require several treatments.


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Alternative methods of polishing silver


Mix a quarter cup of baking soda with two tablespoons of water to make a paste for a buffing paste. Don't have baking soda in your closet? You can also use a small amount of toothpaste on a rag to buff the silver. Just make sure that the toothpaste contains some type of abrasive.


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