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My sterling jewelry was tarnished. A polishing cloth didn't clean it. So I tried this recipe. Wow! Amazing, inexpensive... Does a great job! You'll be wowed too! Works on other metals and is safe for stone jewelry too. Don't reuse the cleaner; make a new batch each time.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 min
additional:
5 mins
total:
11 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cup of cleaner
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Ingredients

1
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The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour water into a microwave-safe mug or bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.

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  • Line the bottom of a cereal bowl with aluminum foil. Pour hot water into the bowl. Add salt, baking soda, and dish detergent; do not stir. Place jewelry on top of foil. Let soak for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry well with a soft cloth.

Cook's Note:

The jewelry cleaner works on gold-filled, brass, German (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, mother of pearl, turquoise, onyx, and amber. The patina that is desired in the grooves of vintage jewelry stays intact.

Nutrition Facts

sodium 10507.5mg. Full Nutrition
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