Silver Cleaning Recipe

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“I believe this originally came from Heloise. I always lose it so I thought posting it here was a good idea.”
1 clean silverware

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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