I have recently become a silver enthusiast. Blame it on Downton Abbey, all I know is it’s great stuff. And cheap. It’s hard to find a thrift store without a piece or two of the goodstuff. To my amazement, nobody appears to be scooping it up, which is fine because it just leaves more for me to choose from.
Thing is, I am hella tired of dealing with stinky, chemical laden, silver polish in a bottle. I tried the baking-soda and foil trick a few times — worked fine on new tarnish, no luck on the old stuff. Then I ready about using toothpaste on silver….
To my amazement, not only did it get the tarnish off, it worked better than the commercial stuff. And faster. And cheaper. And it didn’t smell or anything! I smeared it on and waited maybe 30 seconds. That’s it. No elbow grease, no nothin. I used Sensodyne because that’s what I keep in my house, but as I understand, any white paste toothpaste will do the trick. Blue-gel glittery toothpaste, not so much.
Something tells me someone will say that toothpaste is too abrasive for silver, and that’s fine, but I say, if it’s good enough to put in my mouth twice a day, it’s good enough for a silver platter I found ast the thrift store. As for the other Silver Platters, well, they don’t need any extra polishing now do they?
Well, maybe Jan. Poor thing, she can’t help it.