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You Will Need
- A glass, heat-proof dish or pan
- Aluminum foil
- Baking soda
- Boiling water
- A plastic or wooden spoon
- Paper towels
- A soft cloth
- Airtight containers
- Toothpaste and a soft toothbrush (optional) (optional) (optional)
Cover the bottom of a heat-proof glass dish with a crumpled piece of aluminum foil. Make sure the foil is placed with the shiny side up.
Lay the silver pieces flat in the dish.
Add baking soda
Sprinkle 1 heaping tablespoon of baking soda evenly over the silver.
Add boiling water
Cover the silver with boiling water. Stir with the spoon, to distribute the baking soda.
Remove and rinse
As soon as you see that the tarnish has disappeared, remove the silver and rinse.
Dry and polish
Dry the silver with a paper towel, and polish it with a soft cloth. Store in airtight containers to slow tarnish buildup and keep silver gleaming.