Site Owned by Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission
Brass & Copper Cleaner
- 2/3 cup vinegar
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
In a glass bowl, mix vinegar and flour. Add salt and stir. Spread on tarnished metal. Wait 1-2 hours. Rinse, dry and polish with a soft cloth and a dab of olive oil.
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1-2 tablespoons water
Mix to form a paste. Apply with sponge and rinse well.
- white toothpaste or baking soda mixed with water
Wet the silver and scrub with a soft toothbrush and cleaner. Rinse and dry. Great for jewelry.
This recipe is for silver or silver-plated utensils, not stainless steel.
Place a sheet of aluminum foil in the bottom of a baking dish. Place your silver utensils on the aluminum so the utensils do not touch each other. Add about a tablespoon of baking soda follwed by boiling water. The aluminum acts like a magnet for the tarnish, and you will smell a sulphuric odor as the aluminum and baking soda do their job in seconds. Remove the silverware with tongs and rinse.
Do not use this recipe for silver jewelry with a potential for any adhesives such as those used to hold in a gemstone.