Smart and shiny silverware can be a lovely addition to any home, but all too often, people aren’t aware of the best way to take care of it – resulting in it become tarnished and dull. This guide to taking care of your silverware will tell you all you need to know to brighten up your bowls and keep your cutlery bright and beautiful – you’ll be amazed how easy it is!

Cleaning
To clean your silverware, follow these five simple steps:

  1. Rinse the item in hot water to remove dust
  2. Line a heat proof dish with aluminium foil
  3. Add 1tbsp baking soda, 1tbsp salt, and 4.5 litres of boiling water to the dish
  4. Submerge your jewellery into the solution, resting them directly on the foil
  5. Once the tarnish has been removed, gently dry the item with a soft cloth

Polishing
Now that your silverware is clean and tarnish free, it’s time to enhance its shine! Invest in a good quality silver polish or cream and buff the item with a soft cotton cloth or cellulose sponge (these materials are recommended because they will not scratch the metal). When you are done, rinse the item under a gentle flow of water and dry it completely with a soft, clean cloth.

Storage
To keep your silverware in the best possible condition when it’s not in use, store it in a clean space away from extreme temperatures. Above all else, ensure that it is dry, as moisture can affect the surface of silver. Keep each item separate to avoid any damage, and they should be ready to use whenever you need them next.

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