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Removing Tarnish Naturally

Notice tarnish on your silverware? Did you know there is a very easy way to remove it with one pantry item? Throw out all your store bought tarnish remover because you won't need it!
  • removing tarnish naturally, cleaning tips
To start, grab your tarnished items and place them in a single layer in an aluminum pan. *NOTE: The pan needs to be ALUMINUM due to the chemical reaction that takes place. If you do not have an aluminum pan, you can cover any pan with aluminum foil to get the same effect.
  • removing tarnish naturally, cleaning tips
Pour a generous amount of baking soda over the silverware. Then pour boiling water CAREFULLY on top. Allow it to cool and then remove the silverware, rinse, and wipe with a clean cloth.
  • removing tarnish naturally, cleaning tips
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To see more: http://www.lemonslavenderandlaundry.com/cleaning-tip-tuesday-cleaning-oven-glass-baking-soda/

Got a question about this project?

  • LCGPetrey
    LCGPetrey Atlanta, GA

    That's not natural & it's got scratches on it. Polish actually POLISHES!!! Shiny & smooth!!
    USING silverware will prevent tarnish accumulation where your hands are always rubbing it. Hot foods will create tarnish on soup spoons & forks.

  • Launa Elaine Strickland
    Launa Elaine Strickland Mammoth Lakes, CA

    Im gonna do this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Karen
    Karen Mcalester, OK

    My Silver was looking dull after using this process. I had my Silver Professionally lacquered and had mentioned how I had been cleaning the silverware and the Silversmith told me that the baking soda would eventually eat away the Silver. He said this

    • B. Enne
      B. Enne Canada

      @Karen I was told by a silversmith that it pits silver plate...it doesn't work very well on my tea and coffee set anyway.

  • Susan Bay-Tatom
    Susan Bay-Tatom Harrah, OK

    I would not do this to my sterling, plain and simple !!

  • Jennie Lee
    Jennie Lee Parkersburg, WV

    I posted this when this idea was first put on Hometalk, and caught some flak for it, but since other people are speaking up against this idea, I'll say it again: do NOT use this idea on your jewelry or any silver you really love. If you have a pile

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