How do you remove silver tarnish?


What is the proper amount of AL foil, Baking Soda, and hot water to remove sliver tarnish? Exactly what is the procedure?

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  • Mary Carty Mary Carty on Nov 30, 2018


  • Carolyn Carolyn on Nov 30, 2018

    When I clean my silver, I use a disposable aluminum baking pan large enough that the object will fit into. Then I add about a half cup to one cup of baking soda and pour into the pan with enough boiling water to cover the object. Stir the solution until the baking soda is dissolved and then submerge the object. If it is not completed covered, then turn it or move it so that the solution gets on every part. Since this tarnish removal is almost instant, it is very quick and easy to do. Afterward, just rinse and dry the object and you are finished. You can keep the pan for future use if you like.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Nov 30, 2018

    I use a silver cleaner which can be purchased almost any grocery store. I put it on with a damp cloth then wait a little while and rub it off with a dry soft cloth. Pieces look really nice but it take a little time to really shine it up but you will be proud when you are finished.

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  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 13, 2019

    Hi Eclipse:

    Place your silverware in a single layer in the aluminum pan or pan lined with foil (the best way).

    Sprinkle 1/2 cup to 1 cup baking soda over the silverware. You really need to pile on the baking soda! Really cover the silver well.

    Pour boiling water into the pan- enough to cover the silverware.

    Wait for the water to cool, and then rinse and wipe the silverware with a dry cloth to remove excess tarnish.

    Good luck