If you’re anything like me, by the time I finish a busy day, (what with wine to pour and bubble baths to take – yay!) I really cannot ever be bothered to take out my silver cloth and spend time polishing the silver that’s gradually tarnishing up in my jewellery box. You will see from the pictures what a disgrace I’ve let some of my pieces get into. I know. Wright & Teague.
*Hangs head in shame*
So . . . with my lovely Mum on hand with her bottomless pit of knowledge on ‘things to do with vinegar’ I’d like to share with you my faithful silver cleaning trick and it takes only five minutes. Hurrah!
What you’ll need:
125ml of distilled malt vinegar / white vinegar
250ml boiling water
1 table spoon bicarbonate of soda / baking soda
1 table spoon of salt
Aluminium foil – shiny side up
Flat bottomed dish
Cloth – I use a microfibre one
Make the magic happen:
Line your dish with the aluminum foil, shiny side up, sprinkle in the bicarbonate of soda, followed by the salt.
Pour in the vinegar and give it a stir so the powders mix and it fizzes up.
Pour in the boiling water and carefully lay your jewellery into the dish so it all touches the foil.
Leave for about 5 minutes, turning half way through so both sides react with the foil.
Carefully remove from the dish and buff with your cloth.