How to Clean Burnt Silver

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A simple household ingredient can fix burnt silver.
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Discovering a burn on fine silver can be discouraging, especially if you have plans to use it for a dinner party or other joyful event. Ordinary silver polishes are an excellent choice for cleaning and polishing silver, but correcting a burnt piece of silver requires some ingenuity with common household items. In just a few minutes, the burn mark on your silver can be reversed and it will gleam once again.


Step 1

Line a bowl or pan with aluminum foil.

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Step 2

Fill the bowl or pan with hot water.

Step 3

Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Stir the water and baking soda until it is thoroughly combined.


Step 4

Immerse the burnt silver into the baking soda solution. Allow the silver to stay in the solution for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the extent of the burn.

Step 5

Rinse the silver with water. Buff with a soft cloth to restore the luster and shine.



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