(Closed) Help! Tarnished kiddush cups

posted 6 years ago in Jewish
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Silver that’s too tarnished for regular silver polish can often be buffed back to a nice shine by a jeweler. Call around and ask if any jewelers in your area can do that. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

GretaCT:  

This is old, but cleaning silver is a problem that doesn’t go away, and I imagine you probably use the cups for non-wedding purposes, too. First, don’t wear rubber gloves when cleaning silver as they cause silver to tarnish even more. According to this article it’s the sulphur in rubber gloves that reacts with the silver. My housekeeper and I wear cotton gloves when we clean the silver. I just did it today in preparation for a dinner I am hosting tomorrow, so I sympathise: 80 or so pieces of cutlery, 7 platters, 2 gravy boats with ladles, 5-piece tea/coffee service and 2 candelabras later I shall probably smell Goddard’s silver cleaner in my dreams (nightmares?) tonight.

In order to clean the intricate decorations, you can use cotton swabs dipped in tarnish remover. Immediately rise with clean water and dry with a clean, soft cloth. That should do the trick.

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