Boiling water in a silver pot on an induction stove in the kitchen. The boiling point.

Life’s too short not to educate yourself when it comes to nifty tips and shortcuts that can be used at home.

Let’s face it, there’s all manner of helpful hacks that are passed down over the generations. There’s a reason they exist, and for the most part they will make your day-to-day existence easier, simpler.

Thanks to the internet and the glorious connectivity it allows, such hacks are more accessible than ever before, and we here at Newsner actively seek them out so that we can share them with you fine folk…

The latest that we managed to unearth concerns an ingenius way of revitalizing old cutlery. Got a set of knives, forks, and spoons that look well past their best? Well, read on and see if we can help…

If your family’s anything like mine, you’ll have inherited boxes of old porcelain and silver cutlery from your parents and grandparents. Heck, I’ve even got a box of kitchenware from my grandmother’s grandmother!

Obviously the years can take their toll on such items, and sometimes restoring them to their former glory can seem like a time-consuming, expensive task.

Credit / Wikimedia Commons

But it doesn’t have to be! Especially not where cutlery is concerned.

If you’ve got knives, forks, and spoons that have been robbed of their spark, there’s actually an incredibly simple and cost-effective method of helping yourself out.

Credit / Wikimedia Commons

According to reports, all it takes is a pot of water, a spoon of bicarbonate, and a half spoon of sugar.

When you’ve added the bicarb and sugar, bring the water to the boil, take an aluminium foil sheet and cut it into quarters. Roll the four parts into balls and add them to the boiling water.

Credit / Shutterstock – Simca

Next, place the cutlery in question in the pot and leave it for ten minutes. When you take it out again, wash it with water and soap and you should see it restored to all its past beauty.

Don’t believe us? Give it a try and let us know how you get on!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *