How and What I Use to Clean My Silver

Since the fun Sunday party, "Silver Sunday", we have all been furiously cleaning and polishing up our silver. I have to confess, I haven't cleaned so much silver in years! LOL But, it has been fun rediscovering all these silver treasures and finding new ones.

I have had several people ask me what I use to clean and polish my silver. So, I thought I would do a quick post about it.

Now, I am no "Silver Expert" so, I am sure there will be folks out there that will be able to tell you the true and proper method on silver restoration.

I know that you should not constantly use silver cleaners on your pieces. It de-values your silver because it starts taking tiny bits of the silver off. And I know that the more you use silver, the better it retains it's beauty.

The product I have been using lately and really like is this "lotion type" cleaner. It is called Wright's Anti-Tarnish Silver Polish. I think I got it at a local hardware store. It is one of the least expensive cleaners. LOL (doesn't that figure). I have cream polishes as well, but this is the one I prefer.

I use those snug latex/rubber gloves when I polish. If you don't, it sucks out every bit of moisture in your hands. So not pretty! I either use old cut up t-shirts or old cut up flannel pj's to polish with. Sometimes I use those microfiber clothes, which I buy at the dollar store.

Once I clean off as much tarnish as I want, I wash it by hand in hot soap water. I immediately dry it with a clean cloth. Instant pretty shine!

Since I have been actually using some of my silver on a regular daily basis, it cleans up so easily with just a quick hand washing in the sink.

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  1. Wright's has been in my life since i was a child. It works great! Good info.
    smiles, alice

  2. I agree two thumbs up for Wright's polish!

  3. I got some of the cream Wright's polish and I like it, but will get some of the Anti-Tarnish stuff also. Good info! Thanks!

  4. Wrights is what my family has used for years! I spent tons of time as a child helping with the polishing. It is good I did though, I learned so much by just helping my grandmas as a child. Good lessons and memories!
    Hugs, Lisa

  5. Silver SHOULD be used! Good for you-great post
    xoxo Pattie

  6. Thanks for the tip, Diann. I have been trying diffferent things and I will try this too...Christine

  7. Diann,
    Thanks for the cleaning tip. I have been using Wrights on mine as well and it works pretty good. I'm like you, I haven't cleaned this much silver in years. Love that Silver Sunday though.


  8. I love Wright's silver cleaning products and use them for all my silver, including my silver jewelry.

    ~ Tracy

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  10. I also had to do some silver cleaning, so I bought the first polishing paste I came across. I should've checked what other people use. Thank you for telling about Wright's.
    By the way, Diann, do you know if orange juice can damage silver? My little boy has a cute silver cup, in which I serve him whatever he is drinking.

  11. YAY! I am so glad that others believe in Wright's as well.

    Olga, I think that using your son's silver cup for OJ is just fine. As long as it gets washed and cleaned and doesn't sit with an acid based drink it it for days it would be just fine.

    Oh, I just did a little reserch regarding citric acid in silver cups and it seems that they are saying what I just said above. So by all means, let your son use the cup. Beautiful things like silver should be used daily and taken care of.


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