how to clean silver tea set

how to clean silver tea set

How to Clean Your Silver Tea Set

Are you looking to spruce up your silver tea set? Follow this guide to make it look as good as new!

What You’ll Need

  • Baking Soda – The magical ingredients for silver cleaning.
  • Mild Detergent – To be used with warm water to get the silver looking its best.
  • Soft Cloth – For wiping off the silver.
  • Soft Toothbrush – To clean in nooks & crannies.

Steps for Cleaning Your Silver Tea Set

  1. Mix three parts baking soda with one part warm water to make a paste.
  2. Using the cloth or brush, apply the baking soda paste to the silver.
  3. Gently rub the paste Working in sections, working carefully in the creases, corners, and around any designs.
  4. When the tea set has been thoroughly covered, rinse it with cool water.
  5. If some tarnish remains, use a mild detergent mixed with warm water and the cloth or brush to gently scrub the silver. Do not put your silver tea set in a dishwasher!
  6. Rinse the silver once more with cool water and wipe with the cloth.
  7. To Dry: use the cloth to carefully dry each piece of the tea set individually.

Good to Know

  • Never soak the tea set all at once, as some pieces may be made of different metals and can damage each other.
  • Always use a cloth/brush to apply the baking soda and soap, as any other scrubbing instrument can scratch the silver.
  • Never use anything made of metal (including steel wool) to scrub the silver, since this can leave scratches.

With this advice, your silver tea set should be looking brand-new!


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