Polish silver cutlery gently

Polishing silverware has less to do with cleaning. Also clean cutlery must be polished. Apart from the patina that results from the reaction of silver with the oxygen and hydrogen sulphide contained in the air, fingerprints of a waiter due to skin fat are not very appetizing.

Silver is a natural precious metal

In general, silver cutlery should be regarded as intentionally unevenly shiny. From the "natural" precious metal silver, the uniformity of, for example, stainless steel surfaces can not be expected. Of course, tarnished silver cutlery can be glossy polished, but not all irregularities that can be easily stained are not always eliminated.

The discolouration of the silver cutlery can be attenuated during cleaning by a number of home remedies and in some cases even completely removed. The polishing is the final fine-graining process.

Avoid abrasive media

Silver is a soft precious metal. Microfibres and some recommended home remedies such as toothpaste or baking soda develop due to granular ingredients a grinding and thus scratching effect. These aids are not suitable for polishing.

In the trade for professional catering the best special high-gloss polishing cloths are available. They are soft and absorbent. In domestic use soft cotton cloths and fine fabric weaving can serve this purpose. In support of this, window glazing agents can be used in small quantities that contain very few granular particles.

The ultrasound method

If you regularly use silverware, you can get a small ultrasound machine. These devices can be used in addition to silver cutlery also good for cleaning and polishing jewelry and glasses. After removal from the ultrasonic bath again helps an absorbent and soft cotton cloth in drying polishes.

Avoid skin contact

The handling of the textile aid during polishing has a great effect on the polishing result. The cloth should be so large that it can be easily gripped and polished with the respective piece of cutlery. Ideally, there is no direct contact of polished silver cutlery with fingers before covering a table.

Tips & Tricks

In order to hold polished silver cutlery, a proper storage is necessary. Ideally, the silverware is kept dry and in a textile environment such as a burlap or a roll-up bag. A piece of conventional chalk reduces the tarnish effect and keeps your polished cutlery ready to use and shiny for a long time.

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