Wright's Silver Polish Review: Cream Was OK But I Like My Natural Method Better

by Jesse

Jesse shared her review of Wright's silver polish, also known as silver cream, and what she likes to use now, in the alternative.

Jesse says:

I have used this product on silver salt shakers, bowls, creamers, serving trays and silverware.

I polish items whenever needed, or when they look very dingy. I have mine on display in a glass cabinet in my home, and so when they get tarnished I like to help them look better right away.

I used this product for years, but I gave it up when I decided to be more "green".

I didn't like the chemicals in it, or the way it left my hands almost painfully dry - sometimes even when I wore latex gloves! I never could find a list of ingredients so I don't know what it really contains it.

The product worked when I used it, but so does the method I use now, which requires only aluminum foil, salt and water to remove tarnish.

This product is not very expensive, about $5-6 on average from the grocery store and there are coupons around from time to time. I would give it a 3 out of 5 star rating.

I thought it was a decent product, but didn't enjoy the harsh chemicals in it - especially when using such chemicals isn't at all necessary to clean silver.

Taylor says:

Thanks so much Jesse for sharing your Wright's silver polish review.

I noticed, when researching the product, that they actually have two versions available. The first is the Wright's silver cream
that you reviewed.

The other is called "Wright's Anti-Tarnish silver polish" and it says it not only cleans and polishes the silver, but creates an "invisible wax-like surface that actually slows the formation of tarnish."

I would be interested in hearing from even more people who have used either of these silver polishes, to share what they think of them. Wright's brand is actually one of the oldest brands still available. You can share your silver polish review here, for this or any other brand, telling me what you like (or dislike) about it, and why. In addition, you can read other reviews for other brands that have already been submitted.

***Update: As I did more research on this product I found out that Wright's silver cream and Weiman's silver cream and polish are actually the same product. Apparently, they label it as both names, but I think the Wright name is more popular, and that is what more people know it as. Therefore, if you've tried any of Weiman's products also, such as the silver wipes, please share your reviews with me about these too.***

In addition, the newer "greener" method for cleaning silver that you mention sounds very similar to the recipe I have on this site for homemade silver cleaner, which also uses water and aluminum foil, but substitutes cream of tartar for the salt.

If any other readers would like to share their silver cleaner homemade recipes here, I'd love to hear them. There are several variations of the aluminum foil cleaning method, plus I'm sure there are even more home remedies.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to silver polish.

Wright's Silver Cream Polish Is The Best!

by Nanny
(Westport, CT USA)

I have found this to be the best store bought silver cleaner. It is simple to use and it rinses off quickly.

The included sponge appears to last forever, though I clean and dry it after every use.

I always wear gloves.

Still, I'm intrigued by the home recipe offered here.

Taylor says:

Thanks for your review Nanny! I have used Weiman's version of this product myself and been pleased with the results.

I would love to hear from even more people who've used this or another silver polish product telling me your experiences with it. You can share your review with me here and I'll add them to the site.

Related Pages You May Enjoy

{R-Z} Household Cleaning Products Reviews

100's Of Homemade Cleaners Recipes

Go From Wright's Silver Polish Reviews To Home Page

There are affiliate links on this page, and if you purchase a product through them I receive a small commission. Purchasing through my links costs you nothing extra, but helps support the free information provided on this site and my family. To learn more please see my product review disclosure statement.

Comments for Wright's Silver Cream Polish Is The Best!

Click here to add your own comments

definite thumbs down!
by: Carolyn

I just purchased this product from my local Walmart to polish a lightly tarnished Gorham silver plated bowl and matching candlesticks that have been carefully wrapped and stored since I received them as a gift 25 years ago. The polish didn't even touch the tarnish, even after 2 applications. Looking for another solution!

A new way
by: Pegge Bennett

I have a helluva lot of silver hollow ware. Takes about four hours to polish. I had a genius attack, put it the dishwasher with a half cup of Wright's silver cream and ran it through the wash cycle. Took it out rinsed and dried and it shines like new! Only problem was foam left in machine. Took two bath towels, mopped it out and my total personal labor time expended was less than a half hour!!!!

Okay' Wright's, develop a foam free product for us. (P.S. I'm 91' so speed it up!)

by: Beth

To Carolyn, whose silverplated items wouldn't come clean with Wright's, you're items may very well be lacquered. If they have been lacquered, you can't get the tarnish off because it's underneath the coating of lacquer. I have a sterling silver pitcher that was tarnished; I couldn't get the tarnish off and it turned out that it was coated with lacquer. I'm going to have to take the lacquer off before I can polish the pitcher.

by: Anonymous

I have used this for 50 yrs. since I was a little kid polishing mom's tea/coffee service. Can't be bothered with silver plated service ware, but I do keep it on had for a few odds and ends.

I don't know if the lid was just on too tight, or if it is been just too long since I last used it, but my Wrights is dried out and broken up into chunks. Do I just add water? What have people actually tried?

does the job the very first time
by: Dawn

I have tried all type's of tarnish cleaners, but there is only one that has worked for me, and that is "wright's." I have so much silver, and "wright's" does the job the very first time. I do not have to go back and do the silver all over again. This is a great product, especially If you have a lot of silver like I do.

Wrights is the only polish I will use
by: Sylvie

I have used this product for perhaps 40 years. No chemicals, no burning hands as someone posted. Don’t even wear gloves most of the time as it’s such a gentle polish. It does an amazing job and it needs very little labor to clean beautifully! In addition, a very small amount of cream is all you need, ergo the tub of cleaner will last a long time. Wrights is the only polish I will use. It does the job perfectly.

Boo hoo! What did they do to Wright's?
by: Ardith

😥 After years (1950'-70's) I got some good old Wright's Silver Cream to do some polishing. Lo and behold! They changed the formula! What made it special was it was made with thousands of tiny perfect diatomic microscopic ocean seashells (yes, really!) That did not hurt the silver finish.
And now it's just some chemical added instead.😪

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to silver polish.

Thanks For Visiting My Website: Grab Your Free Gift!


Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.

I update the website all the time with tips, tutorials, cleaning recipes, reviews of products from readers like you, and tests I've done on various cleaners, removers and laundry supplies.

I'd love to give you a gift! When you subscribe to my free weekly newsletter you will receive a free printable laundry stain removal chart that you can reference as needed.

I hope you enjoy this gift, and stop by again soon!

Subscribe To The Out Darn Spot Newsletter

* indicates required

CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.