The advantage of stainless steel is that it resists rust and tarnish -- but even stainless can discolor, especially if it's silver plated. The best method of cleaning tarnished stainless steel is with a chemical-free method, as the harsh chemical reactions often used to remove silver tarnish can corrode stainless steel. With a few items from your kitchen, you can clean your stainless-steel cake server in just a few minutes.
Things You'll Need
- Small bowl
- Baking soda
- Microfiber cloth
- Lemon juice or vinegar
Put 1/4 cup of baking soda into a small bowl. Gradually add water -- 1/2 tsp. at a time -- until it makes a thick paste.
Dip a corner of the microfiber cloth into the baking soda paste and rub on the cake server in a circular motion until the discoloration fades.
Rinse well under running water. If there is still a discoloration, rub more baking soda paste on the surface and rinse again. Wipe the cake server dry.
Dampen a clean corner of the microfiber cloth with lemon juice or vinegar. Rub the surface of the cake cutter lightly to shine and remove any streaks.