506: Sister Act
Milisa Cleans Your Finest
it comes to cleaning your finest, my sister Milisa knows just
the trick. These easy steps will keep your crystal and silver
sparkling like new.
crystal, simply fill a bowl with hot, soapy water and then dip
your piece into it. Scrub it with a toothbrush and once it's clean,
rinse it in hot water. To get it even more squeaky clean, rub
the piece with a linen towel just before it is completely dry
(an old trick of my Mom's).
silver, add a sheet of crumpled aluminum foil to a bowl; fill
it with hot water, a tablespoon of salt and a tablespoon of baking
soda. Place your silver piece into the bowl and watch the instantaneous
results. A strange brew, but it works like a charm!
*Keep in mind
that any time you clean your silver you will inevitably take off
a bit of the silver finish (unless it is sterling), so try to
be really careful. Furthermore, if you want to protect your silver
when it's not in use, simply wrap it in plastic wrap to keep the
air away from it (it is oxygen that causes tarnish to build up
in the first place).