Homemade Silver Cleaner

I don’t know about you, but I like a good cleaner that’s not full of toxic chemicals. A great example is silver cleaners. Have you ever opened one up and had the joy of smelling the fumes? No thanks. I set out to find a good way to clean my silverware without using the toxic stuff and came out with a very easy recipe using things you probably already have around the house!

2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
Aluminum Foil

The first thing you want to do is grab a glass dish. I used a casserole dish. Place your aluminum foil in this, shiny side up.

Grab your silver items and place them in the bottom. I just did a few here as an example, I have a lot more than this waiting to be cleaned!

Next, boil yourself some water and then pour it over the silver. Make sure that you completely cover the items with water so that it all gets cleaned.

The fun part; put your baking soda and salt in. The baking soda will actually cause the water to bubble and boil more so don’t be alarmed, it’s suppose to do that.

You’ll almost immediately see it start to work. Leave it like this for 30 minutes. When the time is up take a pare of tongs or anything to grab them with and wipe them down and dry them off. If you have silverware with fancy designs on the handle, the best way to clean it out is with an old toothbrush. Works great!

As you can see, for something so simple it works great! Not to mention it’s a lot cheaper than buying a cleaner.

If you try this and have your own before and after pictures, I’d love to see them!