Mix 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1/2 cup lemon juice. Apply with a soft cloth, rubbing into the grain. Buff with a clean rag.
Rub tarnished spots with toothpaste (not gel) and a soft cloth. Rinse.
Option 3: (do not use on silver plate)
- Step 1: Dissolve 1 tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon vinegar in 1 cup hot water.
- Step 2: Place a small sheet of aluminum foil in the bottom of a pan, put the silver item on the foil.
- Step 3: Pour enough of the solution to cover the silver. Wait 1 hour.
- Step 4: Rinse and wipe dry with a soft cloth.