My Dirty Secret

Eliot and I own two sets of silver plate silverware. Each set is for 12 people. Both sets are about 45 years old. Needless to say, they are not as shiny as they once were.

I don’t like to use them when we have company because they look slightly tarnished. It’s a shame because they are valuable, and in today’s market, it would be very costly to replace them.

Francis and Guy came to the rescue. That’s a couple we met on a tour in Ireland last summer. I don’t remember how or why, but I told them about my silverware situation during one of our many conversations. I wanted to know how I could clean the silverware without spending days polishing the many knives, forks, spoons, etc.

When they told me how they clean their silver, I couldn’t believe it. It seemed so simple. It’s been months since they told me what to do. I finally got the courage to try.

I filled a 1/3 of my sink with hot water. I lined the sink with aluminum foil, and then added a tablespoon of baking soda and a table spoon of salt. I then stirred the water so everything was evenly distributed.

I placed 12 utensils in the sink at a time and let them soak for 15 minutes. After, I rinsed them off, I put them in the dishwasher for a good cleaning. The results? Spotless and shiny silverware. It was that simple.

If you want to learn this trick, and not spend hours polishing your silverware, watch the video for specific instructions.

Have fun! It’s really easy.

2 thoughts on “My Dirty Secret

  1. I also have 2 sets same pattern – my mother Anne’s (about 60 years old) and my own (50+ years old) – Funny that the video is ‘Annie’s simple life’ – guess should try this

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