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Silverware is essential to function at a dinner table and if you have children, you will need to be able to clean silverware properly. Whether you are feeding the whole family or just throwing a dinner party, here are top tips how to clean silverware that will get the job done quickly and easily.

Use of aluminium foil and baking powder.

This trick has worked for me time and time again and the benefits of this method are numerous. Baking powder is best suited for cleaning silverware that has tarnish or build-up from food. Simply take some aluminium foil, spray it with a little bit of cooking oil and wrap silverware in it before putting it in the oven. After you remove the foil with the silverware, you will need to polish with a soft cloth to get shiny silverware.

Rubbing alcohol and salt.

Alcohol and salt are very effective when it comes to cleaning silverware. If you like to use this method, mix a cup of rubbing alcohol with a teaspoon or two of salt. Gently rub the silverware with an old toothbrush and just rinse off with hot water.

Use of baking soda and lemon essential oil.

Baking soda and lemon essential oil may sound like an odd combination but it works very effectively at removing stains from silverware. Mix a cup of baking soda with 4-6 drops of lemon essential oil in a bowl and rub silverware gently with it.

Use of White Distilled Vinegar + Baking Soda.

Using white distilled vinegar and baking soda for cleaning silverware is a great way to add some freshness to your silverware that may have tarnished with food. Mix a cup of white distilled vinegar with a teaspoon or two of baking soda and use to clean your silverware. You will first need to rub the silverware with a toothbrush before rinsing in hot water.


Cleaning silverware can be a hard task, but that’s why we have some great tips that are easy to follow and will make it easier to get your silverware shining again!

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