8 Tips for Polishing Your Silver

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This Is What You Need To Do:

Do you also find it so stupid that silver (quickly) becomes dull. Where it used to shine beautifully, it now looks like that necklace was won at the fair, while you did pay a considerable amount of money for it. Or how about the cutlery? It used to look like you ate with new cutlery every day, but now it looks almost 15 years old.

It’s time for polish! You don’t have to run to some expensive store for polish. Chances are you already have the products you need to polish silver at home. This is what you need to do:

Aluminum Foil

This is a pretty simple tip, but it does take some time. Put a sheet of aluminium foil in a pan, pour 1 liter of water in it, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and bring the water to a boil.

Is it boiling? Put that silverware in the pan, leave it in here for about 10 to 15 seconds, take it out and your silver jewelry will look as good as new.

Washing Powder

This tip is actually almost the same as the one above, but instead of baking soda, you use a tablespoon of washing powder. Another slight difference: this trick doesn’t necessarily require the water to be boiling, hot water is fine too. Leave the silverware in the mixture for about 1 minute, take it out and let it dry.


In case you found the previous two tips strange, this will totally surprise you. In this trick, you’re going to have your silver glazed again by ketchup. How? Spray a little sauce on kitchen paper and rub your jewelry or cutlery with it. Let it soak in for 10 to 15 minutes and then clean it with a damp dishcloth or by rinsing it off.

Sprite/ 7-Up

Do you have a bottle of Sprite that you can’t finish? Good, because you can use it to clean all the silver. Pour the soda into a bowl, place the silver in it and let it soak for at least 60 minutes. Don’t forget to rinse it well afterwards, otherwise, it will stick.

Window Cleaner

While you’re lapping the windows with glass cleaner, you can also use the cleaner to polish the silver in your home. What you need to do? Simple, spray a little glass cleaner on a dry cloth and rub the silver. Before you know it, it will be shining beautifully again.


From now on, try keeping a few pieces of blackboard chalk or sidewalk chalk in the drawer where the cutlery is as well. Chalk absorbs moisture and prevents the cutlery from becoming dull.


For rice, the same thing as chalk really applies. Put a handful of rice in the kitchen drawer where the cutlery is too and avoid having to use the other tips.


This ingredient, of course, cannot be missing from a list about cleaning. By now, we can safely conclude that everyone is required to have (natural) vinegar in their home. It is such a versatile product that it both removes weeds from the garden, and makes silver shine again.

What do you need to do? Mix 125ml with 2 tablespoons of baking soda, place your silverware in this and let it soak for about 3 to 4 hours. Don’t forget to rinse it well.