Wouldn’t it be great to have clean and gleaming silverware on your beautifully set table with perfectly shaped linen napkins and flowers ? You don’t want tarnished cutlery to create a major dark spot to your special occasion.
We asked some domestic cleaners in Stoke Newington for some of the best home remedies to clean and polish silver that are chemical-free. These are the four surprising tricks to tackle even the most severely tarnished silver: Ketchup, toothpaste, banana peels and aluminium foil.
1. Tomato ketchup
The reason behind using ketchup is the fact that the acid in tomatoes reacts with the oxidization of the tarnished silver. You just need to pour ketchup into a plate and place the silver in it until its fully submerged. The silver can then rest in it for 10 minutes. You can then remove and rinse the silverware with warm water and pat dry it with a rag. This is undoubtedly one of the most unusual methods to clean silver.