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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!
Time: 5 Minutes Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
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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  • Debbee Winegar
    Debbee Winegar Red Bluff, CA
    on Jun 25, 2015

    Wow, this would probably work on silver jewelry too. Thank you. I will try it.

    • Janice
      Janice Corfu, NY
      on Jun 28, 2015

      @Ruth Garnets are heat sensitive too.

  • Pam Nichols
    Pam Nichols Old Hickory, TN
    on Jun 25, 2015

    I have 2 boxes of tarnished silver that I have laboriously started cleaning. I am going to hunt for them in the moving boxes and give this a try.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 25, 2015

    Such a cool post! Thanks so much for sharing Erin! :)

  • Gail Ferrier
    Gail Ferrier Canada
    on Jun 25, 2015

    Used to do this using arm & hammer "washing" soda. NOT "baking" soda But can't find it anymore Will try this option instead

    • Josephine Howland
      Josephine Howland Conway, NH
      on Jun 28, 2015

      @Gail Ferrier I asked the manager of a local store for it, and now it's in stock all the time. I think once they see it sells they keep ordering it. I also have some aluminum plates that are sold to be used for this purpose.

  • Brenda Olive
    Brenda Olive Newalla, OK
    on Jun 25, 2015

    Caution! This will take black antiquing off of jewelry. If it is plain silver, with no antiquing, this is great. If antiqued, not so great. I learned this the hard way.

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