Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How to clean silver without chemicals

I hate cleaning silver jewelry. All that rubbing, polishing and trying to get into all the nooks and the smell and feel of silver polish...Yuck! I have looked for years for a better solution and nothing really worked as well as I'd like it to. Until now. I found a great way to clean Sterling Silver jewelry. It's simple, cheap and does not use any heavy chemicals. In fact, you should have everything you need in your kitchen.

Here's what I used:
Glass baking pan
Baking Soda
Boiling Water
Aluminum Foil. 

Clean silver without chemicals
All you need to do is line the baking pan with the aluminum foil. (I used the kind that's already cut into sheets and it worked great) Place jewelry on top of the foil. Sprinkle with baking soda. Pour boiling water to cover the jewelry in the pan and let it set for a few minutes. It will bubble and smell....the chemical reaction causes a sulfur smell. It's not too strong though, and it goes away quickly. 

silver jewelry cleaner

Fish the jewelry out with some tongs and rinse under cool water. I wiped it off with a soft cloth to remove any residue and it was good as new!

cleaning jewelry, chemical free silver cleaner

I honestly couldn't believe how well this worked! It also words perfectly for silver serving forks, spoons and such! It's fast, cheap, easy and chemical free....sounds like it's right up my alley! 


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  1. This looks like a great idea! I love findings ways to do things without rushing out to buy more chemicals.


  2. Thanks. I was surprised by how well it works! It even cleaned all the little in between spaces.


  3. LOve this! Was just thinking about how i was gonna clean my daughter's silver bracelet! Thanks! :) stopping by from the Clever Chick's Hop! :)

    Christine :)

    1. Try it, it's super easy! Thanks for stopping by!


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