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Recipe For Clean: Silver Polish

When getting our homes so fresh and so clean, don't overlook your silverware. If you've assembled your home cleaning kit you'll have most of the ingredients for this Recipe For Clean. Use it to make your silverware shine like the top of the Chrysler building.


  • 3-in. square of aluminum foil
  • 1 tbsp. of salt
  • 1 tbsp. of baking soda
  • 1 cup of warm water

To learn the steps of this recipe,

Here's how:

  1. Dissolve the salt and baking soda in the warm water.
  2. Then, submerge the foil and your silverware in the solution.
  3. Let it sit for one hour.
  4. Rinse the silver under the faucet, and then wipe it dry with a cloth.

Or . . .

Rub any tarnished spots on your silverware with a non-gel toothpaste (white paste kind) with a soft cloth, and rinse.

idahoplains idahoplains 9 years
I've used this recipe before and it works really well. As a word freak and former restaurant supply saleswoman, the noun for the 'points' on a fork is, "tines". Pronounced, 'tyne'. Clean on!!!
CooksCrafts CooksCrafts 9 years
I'm hoping this will work to get rust from between fork spokes. I've tried a bunch of stuff to get rust off my Grandma's set.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
WorldTrekker WorldTrekker 9 years
I wonder if this would work for a silver bracelet I have...
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