Dresden Silver Plated 1911 Wm Rogers Serving Spoon
While doing my Christmas cleanup; putting away the silverware from dinner, I thought about this spoon & after years of saying "just leave it as it is" decided to clean it up a little. The bottom right was the before patina, & after a simple boiled water/baking soda bath in an aluminum pan, it was given a little bit of shine back.
While I certainly have more wonderful things I can show you, I wanted to show an example of a simple way to clean your silver or silver plate goodies. Add a tbsp or so of baking soda & enough boiling water to cover everything you will be putting into the "bath" & add your items one at a time. You will need some tongs to remove your items from the hot water after you are satisfied with the result.
No need for harsh chemicals that are just no good for anyone!