Clean Your Silver -- Cheaply
March 10, 2007 2:56pm CST
I had some silver jewelry that need cleaning. It was all heavily tarnished. But, I took one look at the price of silver polish and almost had a heart attack. So, I went online and found this incredible home method. It is cheap and it works. Cover the bottom of a glass or plastic pan or bowl (I used a bowl) with aluminum foil. Pour in about 1 cup boiling water and add 2 teaspoons of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir to dissolve. Drop the silver pieces in, making sure the pieces touch. Leave for a bit (I left them until I could reach into the water comfortably). Rinse and buff dry. The difference was amazing. Really tarnished pieces will need more than one treatment. But, even the really tarnished pieces showed a huge difference from just one treatment. If anyone can explain to my why this works, thanks. If anyone else has cool home methods for cleaning jewelry, dirty stove tops, whatever, post here.
• United States
10 Mar 07
Wow, that is really kewl. I have no idea why it works. I do not have a scientific mind. The only home cleaning tip I have is baking soda, or toothpaste. Both work for cleaning a few things. Baking soda absorbs grease or soemthing. And toothpaste has abrasives in it so it helps on somethings. HTH