- Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. To clean silverware, sprinkle Arm & Hammer Baking Soda on a damp sponge and rub the silverware.
- Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and Reynolds Wrap. To clean silverware easily and efficiently, place a sheet of Reynolds Wrap on the bottom of the inside of a large pan, fill the pan with a two-inch layer of water, and dissolve two tablespoons Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in the water. Lay the tarnished silverware on the submerged sheet of aluminum foil, and heat the water to 150 degrees Fahrenheit (never allowing the water to boil). The chemical reaction removes the tarnish from the silverware and adheres it to the aluminum foil.
- Calgon Water Softener, Morton Salt, and Reynolds Wrap. To clean silverware with little effort, plug the drain in your kitchen sink, add enough hot water to fill the sink with two inches of water, dissolve one tablespoon Calgon Water Softener and one tablespoon Morton Salt in the water, and place a sheet of Reynolds Wrap in the bottom of the sink. Place the tarnished silverware on the sheet of aluminum foil, let sit for one minute, and wipe clean with a soft cloth.
- Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste. Squeeze a dollop of Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste on a soft, clean cloth, and rub the silverware. The mild abrasives in the toothpaste clean the silver. Rinse clean and dry.
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. To polish silverware, gently rub the silverware with a damp Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, wash the item thoroughly with soapy water, rinse clean, and dry.
- Nestlé Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk and Heinz White Vinegar. To clean tarnish from silver, mix ½ cup Nestlé Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk, two cups water, and two cups Heinz White Vinegar. Place the silverware in a pan, and pour in the milky solution to cover the items. Let soak overnight. In the morning, wash the silverware with soap water, rinse, and polish dry.
- ReaLemon. Soak the silverware in ReaLemon Lemon Juice. Rinse clean with hot water, and buff dry.
- Star Olive Oil. To give the above tip using Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste a boost, put a few drops of Star Olive Oil on the cloth before adding the dollop of toothpaste.
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