Tips For Using Household Items To Clean Your Silverware

August 19, 2019 by Maid Clan


Are you planning to host a dinner with your friends and family? Are you feeling a little fancy with your regular routine? Well, whatever it is, you need to bring out your nice silverware for the best aesthetic appeal. Here are a few tips for cleaning silverware to keep it shiny and clean.

Using Vinegar And Baking Soda

These are normal ingredients found in your home that you can use to clean your silverware effortlessly. Here are some of the things you need.

• A glass baking dish

• 1 or 2 cups of boiling water. (Make sure there is enough to submerge the silverware completely)

• ½ cup of distilled white vinegar

• 1 tbsp of baking soda

• 1tbsp of sea salt

• A microfiber cloth

Put some aluminum foil as the lining on your baking dish with the shiny side facing upwards. Mix the sea salt and the baking soda then put it into the baking dish. Next, you should pour the vinegar into the dish. You should expect some fizzing because of the reaction between vinegar and baking soda.

Now you can add the boiling water carefully to avoid splashing on your skin. Put your silverware into the dish and make sure each item touches the aluminum foil. Let the silverware soak in for a while (at least 30 seconds to 3 minutes depending on the degree of tarnishes).

Use tongs to remove the silverware from the cleaning solution to avoid burning yourself. Use the microfiber cloth to dry and buff the silverware. Use a fresh solution to repeat the procedure for any new silverware that needs to be cleaned.

Using Toothpaste

You can also use your toothpaste to clean your dull silverware. Here is what you need for this cleaning process.

• Toothpaste (preferably the paste and not the gel)

• Soft toothbrush

• Microfiber cloth

• Warm water

Rub the toothpaste into the silverware using the microfiber cloth. Make sure the toothpaste doesn’t scratch the silverware by doing it gently. For the detailed areas of the silverware, you need to use a toothbrush instead of the microfiber cloth. Avoid scrubbing because you might damage the silver pieces. Rinse the silverware under warm water until there is no more toothpaste. Use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe the items completely dry.

Using Baking Soda

Here is what you need to clean your silverware using baking soda alone without the vinegar.

• Water

• Baking soda

• A bowl

• A microfiber cloth

• A soft toothbrush

Mix 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part of water in the bowl until you create a paste. Dip the microfiber cloth into the paste and use it to rub the paste on the silverware. Make sure you do it gently to avoid scratching the silverware.

Use the toothbrush to clean the fine or engraved areas of the silverware and do it lightly. Do it gently to avoid damaging the silver. Rinse the silverware under running water to remove the residue. Use a clean microfiber cloth to dry the silverware. We can clean your silverware too. Here at Maid Clan call us to talk to our service professionals to help.