Whether you have plans to host a dinner for your extended family or you feel like having a fancy dinner with your significant other, bringing out your silverware service, trays, or pitchers is sure to lift the mood in your home.
Cleaning Your Silverware With Baking Soda And Vinegar
Combining vinegar and baking soda might be fun to create eruptions for a volcano in a science project. But you might not be aware that you can use these two powerful ingredients to clean other items in and around your home such as your silverware.
You Will Need:
A glass dish
500ml of boiled water (you will need enough to submerge the silver completely)
125ml distilled vinegar (white)
1 Tablespoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1 Tablespoon sea salt
Line the glass dish with foil, with the shiny side facing upwards. Combine the sea salt and the baking soda together in a separate bowl, followed by sprinkling the mixture into your glass dish. Now pour the vinegar over and the mixture and it will start to bubble and fizz.
Now pour in the boiled water. Submerge your silverware in the dish, making sure that each piece is in contact with the foil. Allow the silverware to soak. Pieces that are only lightly tarnished won’t need longer than 30 seconds. Heavy tarnished pieces might need to soak for 3 minutes or more.
Remove the pieces using a pair of tongs to avoid burning yourself. Now buff and dry the silverware using your microfiber cloth. Repeat the process making a fresh solution every time until all your silverware pieces are clean and shiny.
How To Clean Your Silverware With Toothpaste
Toothpaste is another common, yet useful household ingredient that you are able to use to return dull silverware back to its former shine.
You Will Need
Toothpaste (Avoid using the gels)
2 to 3 Microfiber cloths
Rub the toothpaste over your silverware pieces using your microfiber cloth. Apply gentle pressure to avoid scratching the silver. Use your toothbrush to clean any detailed areas such as engraving or ornate details. Make sure you avoid scrubbing as this could damage the silver pieces.
Rinse the silverware in warm water making sure you remove all traces of the toothpaste. Wipe the pieces dry using a new microfiber cloth.
Cleaning Your Silverware With Baking Soda
You Will Need:
A glass bowl
2 Microfiber cloths
Combine 3 parts of the baking-soda to 1 part water. Stir the mixture until it turns into a paste. Use one of the microfiber cloths to rub the mixture gently onto the silver pieces. Use the toothbrush to gently scrub any details or engraving that may be present on the silverware.
Rinse the silverware under warm running water in order to remove the baking soda, rinse until no traces remain. Dry the silverware pieces immediately using another microfiber cloth.