Monday, November 16, 2015

The Easiest Cheapest Way To Clean Silver (No Kidding)

Recently I read on a blog that you could use baking soda to clean your silver pieces. I have tried to find the blog where I read this on, but failed. 

Anyway, I thought it was a ridiculous idea...and so right up my alley!  You know I had to try it.

Honestly, when I show you the before you are going to be amazed. I'm going to be embarrassed to death, but you will be amazed!
 Let's get close ups cuz they don't look bad enough from farther away, right?
 Yeah, I am one of THOSE people who usually say "I like my silver tarnished"  but, honestly mine were getting way out of line.

I also don't like the idea of eating with silver when it has been cleaned with chemical tarnish cleaner, so I just let it go --- way too long! Today I got out a box of baking soda and a wet rag. I sprinkled baking soda into the spoon and used the wet rag to spread it around. Off came the tarnish without hardly any effort!

Yes, I'm easily amazed when it comes to kitchen things...thanks for pointing that out. But just try this and you will see how easily the baking soda takes off the tarnish. After you take the tarnish off, just run the silver under warm water to remove any baking soda and dry it with a clean cloth.

Here's one more shot of all those spoons. I ran out of baking soda so the rest are waiting until I run to the store again.
If I find out who originated this idea, I will give them credit for sure...and all my undying gratitude.

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  1. Looking good, guess I'll have to drag my silver out and give it a try too.

  2. Rivercrest Cottage,
    Baking Soda???
    All~righty then, I'll give it a try!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Well, yes, I AM amazed! How come we didn't know this already??? Thanks so much for coming by and letting me in on it.

  4. Well, yes, I AM amazed! How come we didn't know this already??? Thanks so much for coming by and letting me in on it.

    1. Jacqueline, when I saw on your blog how much silver you had to polish I just knew you needed to hear about baking soda. Hope it works for you.

  5. I have a couple of silver tea sets that I have been dreading thanks to you it should be a breeze!

  6. I am so glad to hear this! I have a drawer full of tarnished silverware. I love it polished. Silver is so pretty! Thank you for sharing this.

  7. LOL- It was Martha Stewart. She suggests you place the silver in an ALUMINUM PAN- it must be aluminum...sprinkle the silverware with the baking soda and then pour boiling water over it (rather than rubbing it). The only bad thing about rubbing with baking soda is it can pit the silver/silverplate. Not a big deal if you don' t do it all the time. I like Maas lavender silver polish- it doesn't smell of chemicals and it cleans and polished beautifully. A tube of it lasts forever. I have also used Wright's quite often. Have fun- I love to see silver polished myself. Your silverware looks fantastic. xo Diana

  8. Such a difference!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!