I’ve long pondered this question as well. I’ve been thinking of buying one of those metal cleaning plates seen on TV and in cooking stores, the ones activated by washing soda. Since all my silver and silver- plate bells are 50 or more years old Iā€™m very wary of putting them in any chemical mix. This method seems the least corrosive. Has anyone tried one of these? What do other members think about even cleaning antique or near antique silver? We have discussed this at chapter meetings but there seems to be as many opinions as there are members. šŸ˜• Any insight would be greatly appreciated.