Alberto VOS Conditioning
Hairdressing. Once you've cleaned those silver candlesticks,
picture frames, and silver ware sets, you can prevent them from
tarnishing by applying thin coat of Alberto VO5 Conditioning
Hairdressing with soft cloth. Wipe off the excess, leaving behind a
very thin virtually invisible protective coating. VO5’s organic
protectants actually prevent tarnishing. Just be sure to wash the
silverware thoroughly before using.
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.
To remove tarnish from silver, mix a thick paste of Arm & Hammer
Baking Soda wit water, apply to the silver with a damp sponge, rub,
rinse, and buff dry.
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
and Reynolds Wrap. For the best and easiest way to polish
silver, line a metal cake pan with Reynolds Wrap and fill with
enough water to cover the silver ware. Add two tablespoons baking
soda per quart of water Heat the water above 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the tarnished silverware in the pan so it touches the aluminum
foil. Do not let the water boil. The hydrogen produced by heated
baking soda combines with the sulfur in the tarnish, removing the
stains. (This technique also removes the patina from silverware, so
make certain you’re willing to do that before embracing this
Colgate Regular Flavor
Toothpaste. To clean silverware, squeeze a dollop of Colgate
Regular Flavor Toothpaste on a soft, clean cloth and rub the
silverware. The toothpaste is a mild abrasive, so it does a great
job cleaning the silverware. Rinse thoroughly. And now you won’t
have to brush after meals (just kidding).
Place a piece of Crayola Chalk in your silver ware chest to absorb
moisture and prevent tarnish from forming on silverware.
Heinz Ketchup. To
remove tarnish from silverware, squirt some Heinz Ketchup on a paper
towel and rub it gently into the tarnish. For stubborn tarnish, coat
the silver item with ketchup, wait fifteen minutes, rub the item
with a soft cloth, and rinse clean. (Do not soak silver in ketchup
too long; the acids can ruin the finish.)
Kingsford’s Corn Starch.
To polish silverware, make a paste with Kingsford’s Corn Starch and
water. Apply with a damp cloth, let dry, and then rub off with
cheesecloth, which is a mild abrasive.
McCormick Cream of Tartar.
To clean silver, make a paste with McCormick Cream of Tartar and
water. Apply with a damp cloth, let dry, rub off, and rinse clean.
Morton Salt and ReaLemon.
Mix two tablespoons Morton Salt and one tablespoon ReaLemon lemon
juice. Gently rub the paste on the tarnished silver, wipe clean with
a dry cloth, and rinse. Repeat if necessary.
Nestlé Carnation Nonfat
Dry Milk and Heinz White Vinegar. To polish silverware, mix
five ounces Nestlé Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk powder, twelve ounces
water, and one table spoon Heinz White Vinegar (or ReaLemon lemon
juice) in a pan. Let the silver stand overnight in the mixture,
rinse clean, and dry thoroughly.
To polish silverware, mix equal parts Par sons’ Ammonia with silver
paste polish, apply with a soft cloth, and rinse clean.
Purell Instant Hand
Sanitizer. Squirt a few drops of Purell Instant Hand
Sanitizer on a clean cloth and rub it on the silver to remove the
Windex. Spray some
Windex on the silver and wipe clean with a soft clean. Windex
removes minor tarnish from silver. Rinse the silverware thoroughly.