The BEST Silver Cleaner


A simple way to clean the tarnish away from your silver within minutes! It’s the best silver cleaner. No scrubbing necessary.

This is the absolute BEST silver cleaner I have ever used. It’s an easy way to clean the tarnish away from your silver in just a few minutes without scrubbing. It’s like MAGIC!

The absolute BEST silver cleaner.

Hi there!  Alycia from Our Homestead Where My Heart Is here.

I found these large silver pieces in an online “garage sale” and just knew that they had so much potential, and so much more life left in them!

A closeup of a tarnished silver dish

How to bring new life to old things

Can’t you just see these pieces on my bookshelves and in other nooks and crannies around my house?  I couldn’t help but imagine it.

A tarnished silver handle

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How to make your own silver cleaner

I made my own silver cleaner and it worked like magic! It’s so easy to make. You have to make some and see how it works on your silver things too.

A silver dish in need of cleaning.

Supplies needed:

Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda on the kitchen counter

How to clean silver with DIY Cleaner

This is how easy it is to clean your silver dishes with your new DIY silver cleaner.

1. Line the sink with foil

Line your sink with aluminum foil, shiny side up.  

2. Fill with water and washing soda

Then fill your sink with hot water and 2 cups of washing soda.

Washing a silver platter with DIY silver cleaner.

3. soak your silver

Submerge your silver and let sit for 10-20 minutes.

You will literally watch the tarnish float away.

A silver dish sits in the sink in the DIY silver cleaner.

What did I tell you! The best silver cleaner out there.

Just a few simple household items and less than 30 minutes out of your day can make a find like this enchanting!

Newly polished silver trays.

For comparison here are two trays.

One has been cleaned and the other hasn’t.  The difference is astonishing don’t you think?

Two trays - one that was soaked in the cleaner and the other wasn't. You can see the difference.

I love sharing little household tips and tricks.  Come see more, and find out what else is going on around our little homestead.

Check out this fun post where Alycia at daydreams about making a "western" space into her farmhouse.

Western Farmhouse Design

Service = Love


Today feels so peaceful. My garden is getting a much needed watering, and we were able to turn the sprinklers off for once.

Simple Homestead-Made Potting Soil

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Originally published May 2017. Updated May 2018.

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