Silver cleaner Show caption Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER Baking soda, kosher salt, lemon and white vinegar are common pantry items that can also clean up around the whole house. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com June 20, 2012 0 Comments Related Stories Old, everyday is new when cleaning house Silver cleanerRecipe is from http://www.apartmenttherapy.com. We can’t guarantee any cleaner on all surfaces. Please spot-check before using any cleaner.1 piece of aluminum foil4 cups water1 tbl. baking sodaSaucepan and tongs1. Put the foil in the bottom of the saucepan. Pour water and baking soda in, then stir.2. Bring to a boil. Dip silver into water for 10 to 15 seconds, then remove with tongs.