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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  • Bal12045806 Bal12045806 on Mar 28, 2017
    will it work on silver plated tea set

  • PRWins 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"!

  • Chrissy Kraft-Brackett Chrissy Kraft-Brackett on Jan 25, 2021

    iI have two shutters that I’d like to put together do use as a headboard? Should I attach it to the bedframe or to the wall


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  • Kimberly Swartz Kimberly Swartz on Feb 16, 2019

    Toothpaste works well on silver.

  • Maggie 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.