Sparkling clean silver is a delight on any table. Even better is knowing you didn’t use any harsh, toxic chemicals to get it that way.
The secrets of silver cleaning using household basics may surprise you, but the techniques are easy, tried, and true!
If you have a small job, the best silver polish is white tooth paste. Dab some on your finger, and rub into the tarnish.
For bigger pieces, use baking soda and a clean, damp sponge. Make a paste of baking soda and water. Scoop the paste onto the sponge, and rub the paste into the silver. Rinse with hot water and polish dry with a soft, clean cloth.
For badly tarnished silver, leave the baking soda paste on the silver for an hour or so, before cleaning off with the help of the sponge and hot water.
By Annie B. Bond