Brass is a popular metal for cookware, jewelry, and other musical instruments. An alloy of copper and zinc, the metal is shiny and attractive, though it can easily get tarnished.
If you think that polishing your tarnished brass pieces is difficult, fear not. You can use an array of safe, natural cleaners you can easily find around your home.
Brass is easy to clean in a sense that you need only use soapy water and that’ll be enough to get the job done. It’s as simple as filling up the kitchen sink with some lukewarm water, mixing in some gentle liquid dish detergent, immersing the piece into the mixture, and using a lint-free microfiber cloth to wipe the surface clean. If you don’t have microfiber cloth, you can also use a cotton rag and it’ll offer no significant difference.
You can also use a mixture of baking soda and lemon. To prepare the mixture, squeeze about half a lemon into a small bowl, then mix a teaspoon of baking soda with it. Don’t worry if it fizzes a little, it’s simply a part of the chemical reaction. Once it’s settled down, stir the mixture until you create a pleasant-smelling paste, and then apply it to the brass item with a soft piece of cloth. Don’t forget to rinse the piece thoroughly after applying the mixture.