Removing Tarnish Naturally

5 Minutes

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!
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.
Grab some baking soda and boiling water...
... and you'll get some ah-mazing results. For the full tutorial, click HERE.

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3 of 6 questions
  • Carole
    on Dec 14, 2016

    What about cleaning headlight lens

    • Maureen
      on Jun 12, 2019

      I’m Counting on this to work I am going to try it I will let you know

  • Bal12045806
    on Mar 28, 2017

    will it work on silver plated tea set

    • Deb
      on Aug 7, 2020

      Be careful with silver plate and this method. It removes a microscopic layer of silver and most plate silver is a very, very thin layer to start out.


  • PRWins
    on Dec 10, 2018

    How do I clean handmade brass candlesticks (they're from the old country). I cannot seem to find "brass cleaner"!

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  • Kimberly Swartz
    Kimberly Swartz
    on Feb 17, 2019

    Toothpaste works well on silver.

  • Maggie
    on Jun 25, 2020

    One word of warning: this method works quite quickly, but don't leave the pieces in contact with the solution too long. It can ruin silver plate if you leave it longer after the quick effect. I used to buy and sell silver plate, and I also have seen the bad outcomes of this method, where the silver will never shine again.

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