You can make you dull and tarnished silver ornaments shine just like new after you clean them using some convenient cleaning methods at home.
Here are some simple ways to clean your silver.
# Clean with aluminum foil. Bring one liter of water to boil. Add one tablespoon baking soda. Add one piece of aluminum foil. Drop your silverware. Keep for a few seconds and remove it out with the help of a tong. Wipe with a sponge and dry it out.
# Cornstarch. Make a paste of cornstarch and water. Apply it with the help of a damp cloth. Let it dry. Rub with cheesecloth.
# Laundry detergent. Bring one bowl of water to boil. Add a piece of aluminum foil. Mix one tablespoon of laundry detergent. Soak your silver. Rinse with clean water and dry.
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# Tomato ketchup. Squirt a small amount of ketchup on a paper napkin. Rub the tarnished areas. Let it sit for fifteen minutes. Now clean with a cloth. Rinse with and water and allow to dry. Use a toothbrush to clean.
# Hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is a great silver polish. Rub away the tarnish with a soft cloth.
# Window cleaner. Spray window cleaner on a toothbrush. Scrub your silver gently.
# Lemon-lime soda. Dip your silver articles in lemon-lime soda. Keep it for one hour. Rinse and dry.
# Ammonia solution. Add half cup of clear ammonia to one cup of warm water. Soak your silver articles in this warm water solution. Wipe with a clean cloth. Allow it to dry.
# Toothpaste. Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste and polish your silver. Rinse it well.
# Hair conditioner. Rub hair conditioner on tarnish.
# Beer. Pour a teaspoon of beer on a soft cloth and clean your silver articles. You can also use Vodka.
Bring one liter of water, one tablespoon of baking soda and one piece of aluminum foil to a boil. Drop silverware in the pot for 10 seconds (longer if it's very tarnished), then remove using kitchen tongs. Magic! If built-up tarnish persists, make a thick paste with 1/4 cup baking soda and two tablespoons of water.