Our inspiration for writing this post is the ‘toothpaste’ method whenever we need to polish up silverware or platters. Forget about that crazy toxic “Silver Cleaner” just use toothpaste. We use Tom’s .. but any brand works just fine. Don’t scrub too hard, remember silver is soft and anytime you clean it – do it gently.
Check out eHow’s (of which, Mimi was a founding editor) post on cleaning silver with toothpaste.