How to get rust spots off silverware

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Even if your silverware isn’t made of silver, it may have the ability to tarnish over time. The one good thing about having stainless steel utensils rather than silver is that they don’t have to be polished before every time you use them. Once they rust over time, though, you will be happy to know of Ann’s method of cleaning spots from silverware, which she outlines on her lifestyle blog, On Sutton Place. Her cleaning method involves a few household ingredients to get silverware looking like new again. These tips will work wonderfully for whenever you are planning on having guests over. You can give your everyday cutlery a spot check as quickly as it takes to wash them normally. You can even implement these cleaning instructions to polish up you not-so-everyday silver in a non-abrasive way.

Ann is a regular lifestyle blogger who posts on everything from cooking to sewing and gardening. She discovered the condition of her cutlery was less than desirable when doing some photography for one of her posts and quickly discovered her easy method for cleaning them. She didn’t have to go out to buy silverware cleaning products because she already had what she needed on hand. The real issue when cleaning cutlery is that you want something that is non-abrasive and won’t scratch them up. Additionally, even though there are products designed for this person, they are often laden with chemicals that are undesirable to families. If you are wondering how to clean silverware naturally, Ann uses natural baking soda, which is an everyday item and gets used in numerous cleaning measures through the home. Baking soda can do so many things compared to other cleaners from freshening up scents in the home to removing stains from fabrics like carpets or curtains. In this case, it is used as a non-abrasive product for polishing silverware, whether it is made of stainless steel or actual silver.

Baking soda and water forms a paste and can lift stains from whatever you apply it to. By rubbing some of this mixture against the silverware, it will lift whatever stains are on your silverware in moments. Ann has further instructions on preparing the mixture so that the consistency of the baking soda and water is perfect for cleaning your silverware. Once you have tried Ann’s instructions for removing the spots and tarnishes from silverware, you will be using it all the time. This can be applied to any silver or stainless-steel products in your home too. Consider using this on anything in your kitchen, whether it is metal cooking utensils or stainless-steel cookware. Often, cookware can get stained on the bottom or start to rust over time. Try rubbing the bottom with the baking soda mixture and scrubbing until the rust stains lift. Additionally, you can use this baking soda paste for cleaning faucets and taps that may have some rust on them in your bathroom, or anywhere else you have stainless steel or metal items in your home. The fact that this mixture is non-abrasive makes it a perfect choice for any items in the home.

Although you may think that your silverware can’t be saved once it rusts, Ann’s method shows that they can. Rather than throwing your rusted silverware away, you can renew them so that they are sparkling and fresh looking again. If you require additional household cleaning tips, check out Ann’s website. Thank you to Ann, the author of On Sutton Place lifestyle blog, for sharing her instructions on how to get rust spots off of silverware with us.

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