10 Best Silver Polish Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

Tis the season for fancy dinners — and the annoying chore of polishing flatware. We tested 21 products, including liquids, pastes, wipes, and gloves, to see how quickly, easily, and thoroughly they removed tarnish — and even if they kept it from coming back.

Weiman Royal Sterling Silver Polish earned a nearly perfect score in our test, removing tarnish most effectively and efficiently. This liquid spiffed up our silverware fastest (less than one minute per piece) and did the best job of the winners at retarding tarnish’s return, even after six weeks.

Top 10 Silver Polish

Bestseller No. 1
Weiman Silver Wipes - Jewelry Wipes - Cleaner and Polisher for Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Silver...
1118 Reviews
Weiman Silver Wipes - Jewelry Wipes - Cleaner and Polisher for Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Silver...
  • Long-Lasting Shine - The finest ingredients keep silver & other metals beautiful for years to come.
  • Restore - Rejuvenates dull & tarnished silver by removing tarnish, & polishing to a brilliant shine.
Bestseller No. 2
Weiman Silver Polish and Cleaner - 8 Ounce - Clean Shine and Polish Safe Protective Prevent Tarnish
476 Reviews
Weiman Silver Polish and Cleaner - 8 Ounce - Clean Shine and Polish Safe Protective Prevent Tarnish
  • Long-Lasting Shine - The finest ingredients keep silver & other metals beautiful for years to come
  • Restore - Rejuvenates dull & tarnished silver by removing tarnish, & polishing to a brilliant shine
Bestseller No. 3
Wright's Silver Cleaner and Polish Cream - 8 Ounce - Ammonia Free - Gently Clean and Remove Tarnish...
364 Reviews
Wright's Silver Cleaner and Polish Cream - 8 Ounce - Ammonia Free - Gently Clean and Remove Tarnish...
  • RESTORE - Bring your silver back to its original beauty by erasing the discoloration
  • PROTECT - Leave behind a protective coating which prevents tarnish
Bestseller No. 4
W. J. Hagerty Hagerty 10120 Silversmiths' Silver Polish, 12 Ounces 12-Ounce Blue Fl Oz
377 Reviews
W. J. Hagerty Hagerty 10120 Silversmiths' Silver Polish, 12 Ounces 12-Ounce Blue Fl Oz
  • 12-ounce bottle of silver polish gently restores precious metals
  • Specially formulated to clean, polish, protect, and combine with silver's surface
Bestseller No. 5
Goddards Silver Polisher - 170g/6 oz. Cleansing Foam with Sponge Applicator - Tarnish Remover
243 Reviews
Goddards Silver Polisher - 170g/6 oz. Cleansing Foam with Sponge Applicator - Tarnish Remover
  • 3-IN-1 CLEANER - Goddard's Silver Polish is an all-in-one cleanser that can easily clean, shine, and protect...
  • NON-ABRASIVE - Goddard's Silver Polish Foam doesn't require hard rubbing or buffing. You simply dampen the...
Bestseller No. 6
Hagerty 17245 Flatware Silver Dip, 16.9 fl.Oz, Black
411 Reviews
Hagerty 17245 Flatware Silver Dip, 16.9 fl.Oz, Black
  • Fast and convenient way to clean silver flatware
  • Use to easily dip larger and smaller flatware or holloware pieces
Bestseller No. 7
Wright's Silver Cleaner and Polish - 7 Ounce - Ammonia Free - Use on Silver, Jewelry, Antique...
201 Reviews
Wright's Silver Cleaner and Polish - 7 Ounce - Ammonia Free - Use on Silver, Jewelry, Antique...
  • Long-Lasting Shine - The finest ingredients keep silver & other metals beautiful for many years to come.
  • Restore - Rejuvenates dull & tarnished silver by removing tarnish, & polishing to a brilliant shine.
Bestseller No. 8
Goddard's Silver Polish Liquid, 7-oz Tarnish Remover
108 Reviews
Goddard's Silver Polish Liquid, 7-oz Tarnish Remover
  • IALL-IN-ONE CLEANSER - Goddard's Silver Polish Liquid is an all-in-one cleanser designed to clean, shine, and...
  • TOUGH STAIN REMOVER - Tarnishing occurs in sterling silver and low-purity silverwares due to natural...
Bestseller No. 9
Hagerty Silver Foam Silver Cleaner, 19-Ounce
292 Reviews
Hagerty Silver Foam Silver Cleaner, 19-Ounce
  • 19-ounce pot of extra-mild foaming silver polish
  • Safe for use with fine silver, sterling, or gold (including 24k gold)
Bestseller No. 10
Silver Clean And Shine Bath
169 Reviews
Silver Clean And Shine Bath
  • Quick shine silver bath
  • Includes pack of 4

All silver will tarnish when it’s exposed to air and light, but restoring it to its original gleam is quite easy. “You can clean all your silver objects the same way,” says Carolyn Forte, Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab. “You just have to be careful if you are cleaning something that shouldn’t be immersed or rinsed in water, like a picture frame.”

Whether you prefer to take a trip to your linen closet or spice cabinet, try these tried-and-tested ways to keep your silver — jewelry, flatware, plates, and more — sparkling clean.

How to Clean Silver

“The only way to prevent tarnish from coming back is by using silver polish,” says Forte. She recommends Good Housekeeping Seal holder Weiman Silver Polish. When tested by the Good Housekeeping Institute, this product cleaned flatware in under a minute. To use it, follow these steps:

  1. Put a small amount on a clean cloth, dampened if necessary.
  2. Rub the polish on your item in an up-and-down motion, not circular to avoid highlighting fine scratches.
  3. Turn the cloth frequently as you work, so tarnish isn’t deposited back on your item.
  4. Rinse in warm water and buff with a clean, dry cloth to shine.

If You’re Out of Polish, Try These Natural Fixes

“In a pinch, you can use a few cleaners you have at home, but I wouldn’t polish all 12 of my place settings this way,” Forte advises. For items that are dull, filmy, or just starting to discolor, mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water and dip in a soft cloth. Rub the jewelry, then rinse in cool water and buff with a cloth until dry.

For heavier tarnish, mix a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Wet the silver and apply the cleaner with a soft, lint-free cloth (not paper towels, which can scratch). Work the paste into the crevices, turning the cloth as it gets gray. Rinse and buff dry.

How to Stop Tarnish

  1. Store each piece of jewelry in its own anti-tarnish bag in a cool, dry spot.
  2. Put a piece of chalk in your anti-tarnish bag to remove moisture from the air.
  3. Put jewelry on after your perfume to prevent it from sticking to your silver.
  4. Don’t be afraid to wear your silver: Friction slows down tarnishing so the more you wear it, the more it’ll shine.

For Deep Cleaning

Silversmiths’ Wash – A multi-purpose silver polish that you should always keep on hand. This is a paste that cleans, polishes, and protects fine silver, silver plate, or gold item that can be immersed in water. Always check your items first. Some wooden handles are too old and porous to handle water. You’ll need to apply the paste directly to your dirty silver, wipe it off with a damp cloth or sponge and then rinse with water. Always buff your silver with a dry cloth after washing to get a warm luster.

Silversmiths’ Silver Polish – In case you have a piece of silver that cannot be rinsed with water, this wash is the product you need. Use it the same as the wash, but omit the rinsing step.

How To Clean Silver
Looking for a way to clean the tarnish off that beautiful antique silver serving platter? You’re in luck. All you need is some baking soda and a little elbow grease to remove tarnish from silver spoons, bowls, and platters.

For Serious Shine

Hagerty’s Silversmiths’ Spray Polish – If you’re the ideal Southern hostess type who would never let their silver get dirty, but wants to make your silver service shine blindingly bright, the spray polish is for you. It’s as convenient to use as Windex. Spray on, wipe off, and buff, buff, buff.

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