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Cleaning Silver Spoons?

I recently picked up four silver spoons at an auction sale. Two of them are tarnished with dark spots in the center. Any suggestion on how to clean them?

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Toothpaste (not gel) works great for cleaning silver.

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By Cadensnana in DE (Guest Post)
January 15, 20060 found this helpful

We have used this method for years to clean silver and it works great. Run about a quart of hot water into your kitchen or bathroom sink (cool enough not to burn you). Dissolve 1 tablespoon of water softener (we bought Calgonite) (or laundry washing soda) and 1 tablespoon salt in the water. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of the sink and place your tarnished silver on the foil (do not use this method if silver has been antiqued).

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The silver that's both touching the foil and is covered by the water should become clean within 10 seconds. If the piece is badly tarnished, rub it with a soft cloth after removing it from the water.

Another method I've heard is to mix some lemon juice and salt, dip a soft cloth in it and rub the silver with it. Rinse off with clean water and dry well. Good luck.

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