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Cutlery tarnish remover

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2015/02/08 10:24:10 (permalink)
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Cutlery tarnish remover

I don't know whether anyone can help here.  When I was a kid, my Mum had a metal plate with holes in it.  It was made out of some sort of metal that you put it in water and, if you put your cutlery or other metal kitchen implements in the water so they touched the plate, any tarnish spots or rush would come off.
 
I have tried on the internet to find such a thing and I'm wondering if I dreamed it up!  Can anyone help?
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    Floydy
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    Re: Cutlery tarnish remover 2015/02/08 10:47:12 (permalink)
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    I don't know of this but every once in a while my wife puts all our cutlery (and mugs) into the washing up bowl, fills with water and adds some bleach. Leave it all to soak for a couple of hours then rinse thoroughly. Everything comes up looking sparkling and new.
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    Re: Cutlery tarnish remover 2015/02/08 22:10:43 (permalink)
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    Aluminium? check this iv used this method before.
     

     
     
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    Re: Cutlery tarnish remover 2015/02/08 22:28:16 (permalink)
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    Yeah it will have been aluminium. Works on silverware, but not stainless steel.
     

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    Re: Cutlery tarnish remover 2015/02/09 08:35:18 (permalink)
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    Smokey87
    Aluminium? check this iv used this method before.
     


    That method is too complicated because it uses baking powder. All you need is aluminiun and WASHING soda. No need for vinegar or boiling water and the results are better. But it will only work for silver.
    This used to be a standard experiment in O level chemistry.
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    Re: Cutlery tarnish remover 2015/02/09 10:45:02 (permalink)
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    Anything for normal stainless steel cutlery?
     
    The bleach thing worked a bit
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