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Saturday, November 19, 2011

To Polish or Not to Polish


Should I polish the silver silverplate? Because I'd rather do just about anything else. Do you enjoy polishing silver? I've learned that there are quite a few who do.

A happy weekend to you...

34 comments:

  1. I don't enjoy polishing anymore. There was a time when I found it soothing and satisfying - now I delegate the chore. The thing is, I like silver, and I like it clean. I'm afraid that my helpers are wise to me though, because I've recently been asked if I'd like anything done 'other than polishing silver'.

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  2. There are so many things I'd rather do! I wonder if anyone has used the dip I've seen advertised. If it truly works, as they say, it would make silver polishing so much easier.

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  3. I have used that dip that was referred above comment, I rather polish. Nothing wrong with that dip, but I like the polish better. I rather find it relaxing. Blessings

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  4. I use my silver plate about 5 times a year. It rarely needs polishing. Because I only polish it once in a while I do enjoy it.

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  5. Yours don't look like they need it.
    I'd skip it since it doesn't give you joy.

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  6. We polish our silver pieces we may use before Easter and before Thanksgiving, twice a year. The few things that I let kind of tarnish for that current shabby look get polished once a year. The things we use are put away and stay pretty nice.
    For some reason I don't mind the polishing... it's the iron I'm afraid of LOL!

    hugs, Sherry

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  7. no I don't enjoy polishing silver and I have quite a bit of it...not that I choose to display it, cause it needs polishing ;)

    I read somewhere recently that you can put tinfoil in the bottom of your sink and fill it with I think it was water and baking soda??, dump the cutlery in there, and it will clean it all beautifully...just google it to make sure I have it right.....

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  8. I actually like tarnished silver. Strange-I know. :)

    Yours looks great though. If you did do it, it sure wouldn't take long.

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  9. If you are going to use it for Thanksgiving then you better polish. The answer to your second question is NO, I don't like to polish anything. But, I'd rather do that than clean out the fridge. Now that's a job I hate.

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  10. I like the end result but I don't care for the task required to get there. ;-)

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  11. Oh my, I haven't polished the silver or silver plate for ages. If you find someone in my area that enjoys the job let me know.

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  12. I don't mind polishing silver, in fact, I've really enjoyed it. There's something very nice about seeing that kind of immediate result. But there is an easier way. Have you tried silver polish wipes? Easy, easy, easy and especially nice for large trays.

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  13. I'm with Niki - get on the internet and see what that mixture is - I'd heard of that, too. Sure would be easy! But, your silver doesn't look like it even needs polishing!

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  14. Great minds and all --- On my kitchen counter is a small stack of silver pieces and I purchased the polish on Thursday.

    I don't have beautiful silver cutlery like you, and I think yours looks just fine. Fine, indeed. If you don't want to, don't. This time, at least.

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  15. That's why we use only stainless, LOL! There is an easier way to clean it than using polish:
    http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning-organizing/clean-silver-flatware

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  16. Don't enjoy polishing.

    "Happiness is being alone every now and then. And happiness is coming home again."
    ~ Charley Brown

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  17. Hi Vee!

    If my silverware looked as lovely and shiny as yours, you can bet I would not be polishing! I think a little tarnish gives it a "vintage" look.... ;0)

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  18. Your silver looks quite shiny already! Very pretty!

    I love tarnished silver --- and my silver tea sets are nearly black in the most proper shabby chic way. It's the fashion, you know.

    But, when it comes to silver at the table I draw the line. Shiny, fresh, and bright is the only way to go. I don't mind polishing silverware, but do mind polishing large areas on trays and serving pieces that want to embrace tarnish. Maybe it would help if I never allowed the tarnish to set up residence.

    Isn't it much like sin? Easier to nip in the bud than to try to eliminate when bad habits have settled in?

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  19. No, I don't like polishing. In fact, my silver rarely ever sees the light of day. I have a set of Oneida flatware that looks good and I use that. It's not silver, but who cares? Just call me lazy in my old age. (Okay, maybe I'll drag out the silver and take a look, I won't need it until Christmas and I should have time to get it polished by then!)
    Have a great weekend!

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  20. My silverware comes from my mother, so I don't mind polishing with all the many memories associated with it. BUT it isn't a job I care to do often. Hence, I wrap the pieces as airtight as possible in Saran Wrap or some such plastic wrap when I know I won't use them again for a while. They stay sparkly without blackening too much that way.

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  21. No, Vee, I don't like polishing silver. Which is why mine is all tarnished now. Except for the siverware I use every day that was once my Mother's original set.

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  22. Don't have any silver to polish!!

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  23. I don't enjoy the chore of polishing what tiny bit of silver I have but I do like mine shiny and not tarnished.
    :O)

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  24. You've got time between now and then to decide. Curious to hear what you choose!

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  25. Yuk, I'd rather walk on fire than polish silver. Your silver looks good to me, I'd find something else to do....
    Hugs,

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  26. I love it both ways...but when we want it to shine I put it in the sink lined with foil, hot water and baking soda...it comes out shining as you wipe it dry. If I had to do more, well it would just be used with the tarnish look. LOL

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  27. I refer to a little bit of tarnish as patina, and everyone knows that gives it character. The case my silverware is stored in is covered with some cloth that prevents tarnish. I've also seen cloth that has that feature. But yours looks great just the way it is.

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  28. When it come to eating with silver I like it polished. And I really don't mind polishing it - I think of my Gram when I'm doing it and remember her sitting at the kitchen table polishing the same silver before the holidays.

    Leann

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  29. i do NOT. my mother in law is the silver
    queen and maintains that if you just
    use it, the oil in your hands keeps it
    polished.

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  30. NO, no polishing for me either. I'd rather wash windows, and I barely do that very often. In fact... they need it right now. I think I'll pass until spring! :)

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  31. I don't mind a little bit of polishing, but your whole set of silverware looks a bit overwhelming.
    I have learned something in your comments ... silver polish wipes. I'm going to be looking for those as I have 2 tarnished trays that I've been avoiding.

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  32. I guess I have the cheap silverware (AKA: stainless steel) because mine never need polishing ..lol! I do have a lot of copper accent pieces that could use a good polish. I have to admit that since I spend so much time on blogging tasks like that have gone by the wayside.

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  33. My mother-in-law always polished my silverware for me. I miss her! I don't have too many silver pieces...so they mostly stay in storage!

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