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I have a silver cutlery set handed down to me from my grandma and its a little tarnished and brown in spots, does anyone have a DIY silver cleaner recipe they would be able to share?


Posted by mom95233, 30th January 2015


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  • I’ve seen a video where someone used tomato sauce/ketchup to clean silver. I’ve never tried it myself.


  • You can’t go past toothpaste, it’s brilliant.


  • Not sure about coke.
    Make sure you don’t spill it on some types of metal because it will rust it or paint – it will peel.
    Apparently coke will clean oil stains off cement.
    It will put a small vehicle fire out too, especially on a motor bike…but..expect it to rust.
    Surprising what you learn from people in any type of metal trade including mechanics.


  • I heard that lightly polishing with toothpaste works well on silver.


  • I used few Diy one but they all no good ,the best still the “silver cloth” from the jewellery store


  • I tried the silvo but being a full 74 piece set my hands were getting sore and tired
    The video in the first comments was amazing thank you moms :)


  • Thank you so much for posting this question, foil and salt who would’ve thought. Can’t wait to try it


  • You can buy silver cleaning cloths. They are quite good and more gentle than the pastes. Always wear rubber gloves. Silvo in a can is also very good but can get a tad messy! Hope this helps.


  • Worked amazingly I can’t stop looking at how shiny they are :)


  • Wow what an amazing transformation! Good advice!


  • Tooth paste comes in handy here. Takes a while to poli but works well.sh


  • So glad you discovered this method, it really is amazing and sooo cheap.


  • Thank yoh everyone the results have been amazing I ised the foil salt and bi carb and boiling water method


  • I will have to give the foil a go – I wonder what the science is behind this?


  • Ive seen the foil and bi-carb soda idea used on TV and it seemed to work pretty well.


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