As a homeowner, mom, and wife, I like to share tips on how to clean your household items. This post is a guide on how to clean silver. You will learn about how to clean necklaces and silverware with coke or toothpaste as well as other household products.
How to Clean Silver
Depending on your item and how much silver it contains, there are many different methods for cleaning silver. In this post, you will find some of the best ways to clean and polish silver and remove tarnish.
How to Clean Silver Naturally with Green Ingredients
If you are concerned about your exposure to chemicals and using environmentally friendly products for cleaning, here are a few homemade silver cleaner and silver polish cleaning methods.
Cleaning with Vinegar
There are so many uses for vinegar. If you want to clean silver with vinegar, start by soaking your silver in a mixture of 1 cup of white vinegar and 4 tablespoons of baking soda for a few hours. Then, using cold water, rinse the silver. Dry with a clean cloth. This method works great for your jewelry, such as silver necklaces and rings.
How to Clean with Baking Soda
First, line the bottom of your sink with aluminum foil (shiny side up). Then, add your tarnish silver items and cover them with baking soda. After that, cover everything with very hot water. Let it sit for about 3o minutes. Then, pull the pieces out one-by-one and dry with a clean cloth.
How Do You Clean Silver with Toothpaste?
You can clean using toothpaste. This is one of the easiest, handiest way to clean your silver. First, get a toothbrush and brush that toothpaste on your silver. Then, rinse off all of the toothpaste with warm water. Finally, wipe and dry with a clean towel.
Cleaning with Coke
Recently, I found out you can clean a toilet with Coke, so I figured there are probably other items you can clean with Coke as well. I was right. You can clean silver with Coke. According to this CNet article, you can use Coca-Cola to restore shine to coins and jewelry. Although, this method can be risky for jewelry since Coke can cause rust and strip paint if left on too long.
What is the best home remedy to clean silver and silverware?
The best way to clean your silverware with a home remedy is by using vinegar and baking soda, according to Merry Maids. Follow the directions for cleaning silver with baking soda, but add vinegar before you add the hot water.