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Homemade remedies that may help with cleaning silverware.

Updated on May 15, 2012

Silverware can be a families pride and if clean with less harsh chemicals and taken care of it could last long enough to be passed down from generation to generation. Cleaning silverware with less natural products or homemade remedies may elongate the quality of the silverware and many people have that silverware that they keep and take is out on special occasion and I am sure you want it to be clean and spotless. Here are for homemade cleaning methods or remedies.

Toothpaste- use toothpaste and make sure it’s a paste not gel coat the silverware for a few minutes then rinse under warm water and buff with cloth; toothpaste restores the shine of the silverware especially decorated silverware.

Aluminum foil- line a pan with the aluminum and pour some cold water with 2 to 3 teaspoons of salt and then soak the silverware for about 3 minutes, rinse off and dry. This remedy brings dull silverware to shine again.

Vinegar- mix ½ cup of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of baking soda and soak for 2 hours and then rinse under cold water and dry with a cloth completely.

Baking Soda- make a paste with baking soda and water and coat the silverware with the paste for more cleaning strength add lemon juice and salt in the paste rinse and wipe with a dry cloth.

Milk and Vinegar- mix equal amounts of milk and vinegar, soak the silverware for 30 minutes then brush with a toothbrush. Boil pot water after brushing the silverware put the silverware in the boiling water and bring to boil for 10 minutes. Buff with a cloth.

Olive oil- rub the silverware with olive oil to remove any streaks on silverware.

Cornstarch- mix water and cornstarch to make a paste apply it with a damp cloth and leave it to dry and then wipe with a dry soft cloth.

The remedies above can be used for monthly maintenance to prevent your silverware from rusting and losing its shine. The remedies will keep you silverware shiny and in good condition.


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