Silver is widely used in the home. Whether it’s spare decor, be it about cookware and cutlery, silver has a special touch, elegant. It is important to be clean and bright, because if it was stained and blackened, its charm disappears. So behold, tips on how to clean silver and some other good advice.
First it must be said that silverware should be washed immediately after use. In addition they must be wiped, because water splash stain them. This is the first rule in respect of silverware.
Two methods to clean silver
Avoid cleaning solutions that are composed of synthetic abrasives that will attack not only stains, but also silver. In addition they contain toxic substances that are hazardous to health if you inhale through combination with silver. The best solution is toothpaste and also sodium bicarbonate.
Toothpaste has cleaning agents that moderate power and is easily polishing. Apply toothpaste directly using a cloth on silverware and cutlery models; even use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Leave the paste to act a few minutes, then rinse cutlery thoroughly with water and wipe them to dry.
Baking soda is the method that gives the best results. Use a large pot in which you can put the entire cutlery. Put inside some aluminum foil and place forks, knives and spoons. Cover with hot water. Mix one teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of baking soda and put everything into the pot of water. Cover with a lid and leave to stand for so few hours or better overnight. You can choose a quicker alternative to put the pot on the fire and boil in water with baking cutlery for a few minutes. Keep windows open as not to inhale the vapors!
Moisture and vapor are the main causes that lead to staining dishes and silver objects, so they should be cleaned periodically. You can protect them with little vaseline after you wash them, or with one fine oil. It must be well polished. However, they still need to regularly be cleaned when exposed because it will stain quickly.