The Ultimate Cleaning Fine Metals with Lemon Juice Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

You probably don't use your fine metals too often and, when you take them out for special occasions, you want them to look clean and shiny. The problem is that metals become tarnished after sitting unused for a while. Take this quiz to see how lemon juice can help you keep your metals looking in pristine condition.

What type of silver is silverware and silver jewelry usually made from?

Silverware and silver jewelry are usually made of sterling silver, which is soft and vulnerable to tarnishing.


What causes silver to tarnish?

Silver tarnishes when it is exposed to high levels of oxygen.


To clean your sterling silver, mix lemon juice, ______ and water together and soak the silver in them.

Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice, half a cup of instant dry milk, and one and a half cups of water in a bowl and soak your sterling silver in the mixture.


How long should you soak your silver in the lemon juice mix for?

Soak the silver in the mixture overnight, then rinse it and dry it thoroughly.


If you don't have time to soak your silver, how can you do a quick silver polish?

For a quick polish, just pour lemon juice over the tarnished pieces of silver and polish them with a soft cloth.


What is the trick for cleaning brass or copper objects?

Clean brass and copper objects by dipping them in a mixture of lemon and salt. The salt helps by working the acid from the lemon deep into the tarnish, so that the tarnish is easily removed.


Where are brass and copper found in the house?

Pipes, fixtures and decorative objects throughout the house are often made from copper and brass.


What happens to copper and brass when they tarnish?

Copper and brass turn green when they tarnish. It is important to take time to clean them when you see them start to turn funny colors.


What is mixed with lemon juice to clean brass or copper?

Mix baking soda with lemon juice till it forms a paste. Use this on your copper or brass to remove tarnish.


Another cleaning paste for copper or brass includes lemon juice, salt and yellow cornmeal. How does this mixture work?

This mixture has an abrasive texture, as a result of the salt and cornmeal, which gently rubs off the tarnish from the soft metal surface.


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