J.H.Tee Antique Silver
7963 Granville Street
Canada, V6P 4Z3
Fine Antique Silver
Birks Sterling Flatware
English Silver Flatware
Estate and Antique Hollowware
You can cut the cleaning time of your silver significantly by following these simple suggestions:
FOR HEAVILY TARNISHED SILVER: First wash the items in a strong detergent to degrease them. (Polishes are water-soluble and can't cut through grease). Next, line your sink (or bath tub for large pieces) with aluminum foil. Fill with hot water, add a handful of WASHING soda (not baking soda) and make sure it is fully dissolved. Place your silver on the foil - each piece must have direct contact - and leave for 1 or 2 minutes. Repeat if necessary but do not leave the silver in for longer than a couple of minutes at one time. Your silver should come out dull but clean (completely black silver will turn to yellow or brown).
To restore the lustre, apply some polish with a damp sponge or soft cloth (never paper towels - they'll scratch). Let polish dry. Wipe off with damp sponge, soft cloth or even under running water and your silver will be gleaming – with minimal elbow grease needed.
The same effect can be achieved with Goddard’s Silver Dip which is convenient for small articles.
Please note: this process will vastly reduce cleaning time for highly tarnished silver but we do not recommend it for regular cleaning or for Antique silver as it may affect the patina.
Living with silver should be enjoyable, even fun. The smallest piece can add a touch of luxury to everyday life, a sparkle to the dullest day. However, if the time comes to downsize or you wish to winnow out and upgrade, do remember J.H. Tee Antiques buys silver as well as sells it.