I’ve been a big fan of Magic Eraser for a few years. These things really are magic. I don’t understand how they work. It’s just a white sponge without foaming chemicals, and somehow it removes scuffs, marks, stains, etc. from walls, clothes, ovens, etc. Magic!
I was randomly clicking through half the internet the other day and somehow landed on a page listing 100 uses for Magic Erasers. Of course, I have no idea how I got to that page, and I can’t find it again. Anyway, most of the uses were not that unique or revolutionary, but one stood out: use Magic Eraser to remove tarnish from silverware. Wha???
I inherited silverware from my grandmother-in-law, which is truly lovely. But, some of the pieces were pretty tarnished, and try as I might, I couldn’t remove it. So I thought I had nothing to loose if I tried the Magic Eraser.
The Question: Will Magic Eraser remove tarnish?
The Test: Wet the Magic Eraser and wipe/scrub silverware.
Conclusions: I’m totally impressed. I really didn’t think this would work considering all the chemicals I’d already tried. The Magic Eraser is even more magical to me now. It takes a little bit of time and continued scrubbing to get the tarnish off, and your Magic Eraser is basically going to be ruined and smell like metal (and not in a good way), but it totally works. I kind of understand how it works on walls and other similar surfaces, but I have no idea how it works on silverware! Here’s a before picture:
And here’s the after:
There’s still just a bit of tarnish left, but I’ll use the Magic Eraser a few more times and I’m pretty sure I’ll get it completely removed.