Friday, January 19, 2007

Tarnish question

 Hi Patty!  Thanks for the question.  

Comment from: littlelady1699
"Do you have a simple way to clean {polish} silver goblets with out the use of chemichals???
 
This is one way to remove tarnish, and I would guess that if you put it in a pan deep enough for your goblets it would work for them too.
 
Tarnished Silverware

For tarnished silverware, heat 2 cups of water and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Put silverware on a sheet of aluminum foil in a pan with the silverware making contact on the foil. The combination of metal and baking soda will cause the tarnish to disappear.
 
I wear a lot of silver jewelry and I use toothpaste to clean it.  It is really, really easy.
 
Instructions to clean silver with Toothpaste
STEP 1:
Place a clean cotton sock on your polishing hand.

STEP 2:
Dampen the sock slightly under cool running water.
STEP 3:
Squeeze a pearl-size drop of toothpaste on your fingertip area.
STEP 4:
Apply the toothpaste to the silver using up-and-down rather than circular strokes until the tarnish is gone.
STEP 5:
Use a twisted bit of rag to get between silverware tines and other tight spaces.
STEP 6:
Rinse the silver well.
STEP 7:
Polish it dry with the clean side of the sock.
STEP 8:
Store silver in an airtight plastic bag or in a chest lined with tarnish-resistant flannel.
 
At Home Made Simple they make this recommendation to help prevent tarnish. 
 
Silverware

Clean any tarnish off your silverware with silver polish and a cotton flannel cloth before storing it in an airtight flatware storage case lined with soft-napped cotton cloth that is specially treated to prevent tarnishing. Store the case in your china cabinet or a box away from moisture. Despite your best efforts, tarnishing may occur over time so inspect your silverware periodically and remove any tarnish to keep it in top shape.
 
Also, a quick tip...do NOT put rubber bands around your silverware as it will cause them to tarnish.  Also make sure that the silver is completely dry before storing it as moisture will cause it to tarnish.
 
Thanks for the question and I hope this helps!
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1 comment:

littlelady1699 said...

Thank You I will try it!!!!!!

patty