Expert QA

Hi ho, silver!

Dear Wendyl, I loved your natural cleaning product recipes in the Green Issue. I have a drawer full of silver cutlery I inherited from my mother and it has all tarnished. Have you got any ideas? Susan, Whakatane

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Dear Susan, The nice man from Greenwoods’ washing soda sent me this great tip. Make a solution of one rounded dessertspoon of washing soda per litre of hot water in an aluminium pot – it must be aluminium as this causes the chemical reaction. Immerse your silver item, making sure it’s covered by solution and in contact with the aluminium. Don’t do this with non-metal items, though.

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