According to experts, cleaning your silver objects with water, much like with brass items, can lead to (more) tarnish, so try to avoid it. Instead of water, you can use silver polish or even ketchup. We know that it sounds crazy, but it really works!
The explanation is that “the mild acidity of ketchup will help get rid of the tarnish,” said Kathy Turley, Director of Marketing at Home Clean Heroes. Let your silver items soak in ketchup for at least ten minutes, rinse off the ketchup with water, and buff with a cloth. “Why is it safe to use the water later in the step? Because you are rinsing the ketchup off and already gotten rid of the tarnish,” Turley added.
Our minds are not fuzzy with this next suggestion…..