Flatware That Shines

Flatware That Shines

Here’s a simple method for removing tarnish from silver and silver plate. If flatware has tarnished, the sparkle is easily restored without using polish or elbow grease. Yes, I still have a jar of Wright’s Silver Cream under the kitchen sink. (Incidentally, toothpaste will brighten silver jewelry.) Back to the flatware. Soaked in a salty, hot water bath flatware takes minutes to shed tarnish, and I’m all about getting dull jobs done quickly.

  • Line a metal skillet with foil – press down to flatten.
  • Add water and heat until hot – water needs to cover the flatware.
  • Stir in 2 teaspoons baking soda & 1 teaspoon salt or,
  • 2 Tablespoons of each.
  • Add forks, spoons, knives, a few pieces at a time. Do not crowd.
  • Remove and rinse in cool water.

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