Saturday, November 3, 2012

Offensive Silverware - removing stains

Over time some of our silverware has developed offensive rusty stains. I'm not sure what causes these little spots, perhaps the dishwasher? Regardless its just one of those things that looks terrible especially when guests come for dinner. "Here is a nice dirty knife for you.. yummy.. enjoy" I think its up there with that awkward moment when I'm at someones house for dinner and need to help myself to the utensil drawer and notice the drawer hasn't been cleaned. Ever.  Seriously why even wash your silverware if you are going to let it sit in a bath of crumbs, dust, dirt and hair? Anyhow that's a rant for another day. Back to my nasty silverware

A quick cleaning solution so simple I wish I would have tried it earlier.
All you need is a foil lined pan, vinegar, baking soda, and hot water

Let your silverware bathe in the solution of vinegar, baking soda and hot water for approximately 30 minutes to an hour depending on how bad the stain

Remove the silverware from solution and use a cloth or paper towel to wipe down, any lingering stains should come right off.

Sparkling and stain free silverware!!

****note the silverware went back into the dishwasher for a final cleaning before we used them****

Thanks for stopping by and make today a "clean out the silverware drawer" kind of day :)

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