METAL CLEANERS

Silver:

  • Use toothpaste instead of toxic silver cleaner to clean and brighten even your best silver. Use an old soft bristled toothbrush and warm water.
  • Rub with a paste of baking soda and water
  • To magnetize tarnish away, soak silver in salted water in an aluminum container, then wipe clean.
  • Soak in boiling water, baking soda, salt, and a piece of aluminum foil.
  • When a quick dip for silverware is needed, prepare a solution of baking soda in
    tepid-cool water (l level teaspoon to a quart) and brush with a soft toothbrush.

Brass:
Mix equal parts salt and flour with a little vinegar, then rub.

Chrome:
Rub with undiluted vinegar

Copper:
Rub with lemon juice and salt, or hot vinegar and salt.

Stainless Steel:
Rub with a paste of baking soda and water.

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