Thursday, December 27, 2012

This tip for shiny silver is golden

August Post, who lives in the Charlotte area, is the host with the most personality, taste and creativity. He’s one of my entertaining heroes. To be invited to one of his parties is to enter a world of absolute beauty and fun. And don’t even get me started on what a great cook he is, or how handsome and stylish. Or his interior decorating talents. His home is off-the-charts gorgeous.

I have to share this tip he recently posted on his Facebook page.

He says that to clean your silver in seconds, line a sink with heavy duty aluminum foil, and then bring a few big pots of water to almost boiling. Place the silver on the foil and pour water over it, then pour in some baking soda - use at least a box if you have more than a few items. It causes a chemical reaction that will leave your silver shiny in seconds.

For the reaction to work, the silver has to be touching the foil, so you will have to turn it. August adds that if you’re doing a large amount of silver you will need to change the foil, water and baking soda every so often for best results.

Afterward, wash your pieces with soapy water, rinse, dry and enjoy the sparkle.

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