“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” – Paul Prudhomme
However, it does make the experience that extra bit special, don’t you agree?
This technique is super easy, fast and thrifty!
It involves soaking the pieces in a salt and baking soda solution for about 5 minutes then drying them off with a soft cloth.
I had small items I wanted to clean so I started by lining a loaf tin with tinfoil. I then boiled the jug for some hot water and poured about 2 inch’s into the lined tin. I mixed in 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda until dissolved. Then I added the pieces I wanted to clean. After approximately 5 minutes I removed the pieces and wiped them down with a soft cloth….. that’s it!
If you have bigger items to soak you can scale up this method by lining your kitchen sink or a bucket with tinfoil filling it 1/2 way with boiling water and adding a cup of each, salt and baking soda. Leave the items to soak for up to half an hour if necessary. TIP: for stubborn stains you can remove the piece from the bath after a couple of minutes and softly wipe the area with a wet cloth to loosen the grime then return the piece to the solution, repeat if necessary.
Check out the pictures for the process I used today.
I even tried the nickel silver coffee spoons I brought today, they came up a little cleaner than they were but they still need further attention. My suggestion is to stick to silver and silver plate for this method.