How to Clean Sterling Silver Effortlessly

Use this easy method to clean tarnished silver.

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)

Step 1 Prepare dish 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.

Step 2 Add silver Lay the silver pieces flat in the dish.

Step 3 Add baking soda Sprinkle 1 heaping tablespoon of baking soda evenly over the silver.

Step 4 Add boiling water Cover the silver with boiling water. Stir with the spoon, to distribute the baking soda.

Step 5 Remove and rinse As soon as you see that the tarnish has disappeared, remove the silver and rinse.

Step 6 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.