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How to Clean Silver

So, in her never ending quest to subtly put you down, your mother-in-law found it necessary to make a few disparaging remarks about the state of your good silver. What a surprise. Never mind the fact that you spent the last three days scrubbing the house, planning meals, and taking all the crap she’s given you out of storage and placing it in prominent locations around the house; still not good enough. Oh, well. Read this article and get your silver shined up. That way, next time she’s over, you’ll have a nice shiny fork to stab her with.

How to Clean Stainless Steel

Despite its name, you will occasionally need to clean stainless steel. After all, it’s not called Super Magic All-Repelling Steel. Bits of food, layers of dust and grease, and grimy fingerprints are just a few of the things that have a tendency to take up residence on your beloved “stainless” steel. I don’t mean to be a downer here; I actually love the stuff. It’s durable, low maintenance, and, when it’s clean, looks pretty classy. And luckily, cleaning it is super easy.

How to Clean Brass

Brass is an extremely versatile, and therefore popular, metal. But most people don’t know know how to clean it without harsh, potentially toxic commercial cleaners. And these, aside from being unnecessary, can also get expensive. This article is filled with ideas for extremely effective, non-toxic, and cheap methods for cleaning your brass.