This may be - no, I'm pretty sure it IS a really dumb question...
But I have a set of antique silver salt and pepper shakers that desperately need cleaning. I know how to clean silver, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what to do about the holes that let the salt out. Don't they get gunky and clogged, thus rendering the shakers useless?
Anyone know of a special technique? I'm clueless here. This wouldn't be a big deal, but my MIL is coming to visit, and her mother gave them to us as a wedding present almost five years ago and I don't want her to think we don't appreciate the gift!
You can also use a baking soda paste, which is a little more food friendly. Or what may be even easier is to buy a jewelry polishing cloth and use that. Then a quick wipe over the top and you're good to go.
A little off-topic, but I have a set of silver candlesticks that came from DH's old Granny's place. I was always under the impression you weren't supposed to clean old silver, but let it get that "old" finish on them. Is that gross, should I clean the candle sticks? Right not they have that really cool wax fountian down the side where the candles have burned down the side.