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Cleaning Tarnished Silver with Baking Soda

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A simple and easy way to clean silver using baking soda, tin foil, and boiling water. The complete tutorial is on my blog (just follow the link below) ...

To see more: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2011/11/baking-soda-vs-tarnished-silver.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Gail Salminen
    Gail Salminen Canada
    on Oct 3, 2012

    @Jeanine Wester when I am concerned about abrasiveness, I usually use a market product like Twinkle or Hagerty silver care.

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Oct 3, 2012

    This method was a chemical experiment in school 54 years ago! We thought it was really cool!

  • Lynn Lawson
    Lynn Lawson Calhoun, GA
    on Jan 20, 2013

    I am so glad you posted this. I have an old silver set from my mom that has been wrapped in newpaper for years! I took them all out and cleaned them this way and they sparkle! I did wash them in the dishwasher afterward so we could use them for eating. So pretty! THANKS SO MUCH!

  • Patricia Laursen
    Patricia Laursen Brewster, MA
    on Sep 22, 2013

    I thought it was gold.

  • Rose Marie S
    Rose Marie S Floral Park, NY
    on Sep 22, 2013

    I use tooth paste, you can get the dollar store brand. But it must be the white paste not the gel. Best part is that it is not abrasive. Have been doing this for years, put a small amount (like a dab) on a soft cloth or old t-shirt that you no longer use and clean your jewelry with it too. You will see right away how all the dirt and grim comes off and is on the cloth and your silver item is all nice and shiny once again like new.

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