Cleaning Silverware - Earth Friendly Way

Things you need

Aluminum foil
Baking soda
Silver wares to be cleaned.


1. Place a sheet of Aluminum foil in a pan and add a teaspoon of baking soda and enough water to soak the silver wares & boil them for few minutes.
2. Soak the silverware to be cleaned into the boiling water. Let it sit for 20 minutes or till the tarnish dislodges.

3. Ensure silverware is in contact with the Aluminum foil on all sides. You should manually turn them time to time if that is not the case.
4. Tarnish will settle down in the foil leaving silverware gleaming like new again.
5. Take the items out and rinse in cold water.Wipe them dry.

  • You can use old unused aluminum pans instead of foil.
  • You can even recycle aluminum foil boxes which you get from takeout.
  • Aluminum foil method is most helpful in cleaning smaller silver articles with patterns in them and silver jewels. You may use tooth paste for the bigger ones like plate or vessels. Rub the bigger articles with the paste (plain white paste & not the gel kind) using a sponge or nylon scrubber & wash them in cold water.

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