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Give Your Beautiful Silverware the Shine It Deserves

Wondering how to clean your silverware? We give you a few cleaning tips to restore the shine of your favourite silver pieces.

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How to Clean and Polish your Silverware | Cleanipedia

It’s important to take care of your silverware, as it tends to lose its shine and turns black when exposed to air. This happens due to oxidation when silver comes in contact with moisture. Oxidation leaves a thin layer of corrosion over your silverware and can dull its shine. The good news is that you need just a few everyday items to take care of your silverware. We bring you a few simple tips. 

Ensure you dry your silverware thoroughly after washing.

1)    Use Toothpaste

Apply toothpaste to your silverware and make sure you cover the entire stained area. Next, use an old toothbrush to rub the toothpaste evenly on your silverware. Let it rest for 5-7 minutes and then rinse under clean water. Finally, take a clean cloth and wipe dry. 

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2)    Use Baking Soda 

Put 1 cup of baking soda and ½ a cup of water in a bowl. Using a spoon, mix the ingredients well to prepare a paste. Apply the paste on your silverware. Next, use an old toothbrush to rub the paste in. Let it sit for an hour. Then, take a sponge and wipe the paste off. Finally, rinse under water and dry with a clean cloth.

3)    Use Tomato Sauce 

Tomato sauce is an unusual but effective ingredient to use when it comes to cleaning your silverware. Apply the sauce on the black stains on your silverware. Rub it in and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then, rinse under clean water. This will remove stains from your silverware and restore its shine. 

4)    Use Dishwashing Gel

Fill a bowl with lukewarm water. Add 2 tsp. of dishwashing gel to it. Mix well. Next, dip a soft cloth in this solution and rub the silverware till the stains are removed. Rinse under clean water and dry with a clean cloth.

Follow these simple tips to keep your silverware sparkling.

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