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How to clean silver without any fuss

I love using my silverware every day and people often ask me if it's annoying to keep shiny- here's my trick!

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My tarnished silver

My tarnished silver

Gross!

Gross!

Before shot

Before shot

Grab a ceramic tray and put it in the sink (the cleaning may damage bench tops- I'm not sure)

Grab a ceramic tray and put it in the sink (the cleaning may damage bench tops- I'm not sure)

Spread aluminium foil shiny side up in the tray

Spread aluminium foil shiny side up in the tray

Place cutlery on aluminium foil- don't jumble on top of each other. They can touch but need to be mainly on the foil.

Place cutlery on aluminium foil- don't jumble on top of each other. They can touch but need to be mainly on the foil.

Sprinkle some bicarbonate soda or baking powder on top. I think this is about a tablespoon but it doesn't really matter.

Sprinkle some bicarbonate soda or baking powder on top. I think this is about a tablespoon but it doesn't really matter.

Pour in boiling water

Pour in boiling water

Let it sit for a few minutes- see the tarnish on the big spoon is already nearly all gone and this photo was taken 10 seconds after the water was added!

Let it sit for a few minutes- see the tarnish on the big spoon is already nearly all gone and this photo was taken 10 seconds after the water was added!

Don't let the solution touch your skin, it is very alkaline and can burn.

Don't let the solution touch your skin, it is very alkaline and can burn.

Remove with tongs and rinse and you're done! If there's any leftover tarnish you can do it again, I will probably do the big spoon again for example.

  • Aluminium foil
  • Bicarbonate soda
  • Hot water