How to clean silver by using aluminum foil and salt water?

Silver may be cleaned in a simple way, all we need is a couple of materials that are present in every house. Today I will present this simple cleaning method.

How to clean silver silver by using aluminum foil and sat water
  • Use dish washing liquid and toothbrush to clean jewelry from dirt.
  • Dissolve a spoon of kitchen salt into a glass of hot water.
  • Put aluminum foil into the water, on the top of it put your silver jewelry.
  • Wait 30 minutes, clean silver under current water and let it dry.


  1. Hi,

    I'm happy, that it's useful :) I remember, that boards, that uses this technique were sold ~10 years ago in Poland in TV shops for about 100PLN (30USD), that's quite much ;)


  2. This really works well but it creates a smell similar to rotten eggs.