Diwali 2017: 5 Easy Ways to Clean Your Silver Thalis

Diwali 2017: 5 Easy Ways to Clean Your Silver Thalis

Your mother has just asked you to clean the silverware today, because guests are supposed to visit your place tomorrow but you simply don’t know where to start from. And she will not be satisfied unless the crevices of the last silver spoon are spick and span. Well, we have got all the help that you need. Cleaning your silver thalis is not as challenging as you may think as long as you know the right ways to do it. We present to you the fastest and easiest ways to clean your silver thalis and make them shiny again.

1.   Cream of Tartar

Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate, popularly known as cream of tartar, is a natural acid produced from various kinds of fruits. It is readily available at any grocery store. It is the acidic properties which make it a great substance for cleaning silver thalis at home. Mix one teaspoon of cream of tartar with one cup of water (you may go on increasing the ratio based on the number of silver thalis you want to clean or polish). Put the silver thali  in the solution and let it rest for about 15 minutes. Later, take the silverware out and rub it with a soft cloth, preferably a towel. Then, using a brush, scrub the silverware with a paste made with cream of tartar and a few drops of water.

(Also read: How to Clean Brass With These 3 Common Ingredients)

cream of tartar

Cream of tartar, is a natural acid produced from various kinds of fruits.

2.  Lemon Juice and Salt

For this method, you will need a tablespoon of lemon juice, half a cup of powdered milk, and half a cup of water. This is probably the easiest way to clean your silver thalis at home. All you have to do is put all the silver items you want to clean in a mixture of the above mentioned ingredients and leave them overnight. The next morning, pull them out and gently wash them. Wipe them off and they’ll be shining bright again.

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easiest way to clean your silver thalis 

3. Corn Starch

All you need is some water and corn starch. Take both of them in equal proportions. If you are taking 1 teaspoon of cornstarch then you should add 1 teaspoon of water. Mix it into a paste and rub it all over the silver thaliyou want to clean. Let it dry. Then, clean the paste with a damp soft cloth or a towel.

corn starch

Corn starch can act is a great cleaning agent.

4. Baking Soda

For this method,you will need a cup of boiling water, a tablespoon of baking soda, a tablespoon of sea salt and half a cup of white vinegar. Make a mix of baking soda, sea salt and white vinegar and rub it all over the silver thali. Finally, add some boiling water all over the silver thali and let it sit in the solution for about 30 minutes. Once you take it out and rub it dry with a soft cloth.

(Also read: What is the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder)

baking soda

Baking powder can be put to so many use in the kitchen.

5. Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil with half a cup of lemon juice. Soak a microfiber cloth in the solution and then clean your silver thali with it. Once you have cleaned all the silver thalis, rinse the items in water and wipe them dry.

olive oil

A mix of olive oil and lemon juice can make your silver thalis shine bright.

These are the quickest ways to bring your silver thali back to life. Try them out today!

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