Make Your Silver Shine

November 3, 2012 by 20 Comments

Oh my goodness,  I can’t believe November is here….Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.  Are you ready for holiday entertaining?   Is your Silver all shined up?   Here is a helpful tip from Southern Living Magazine (dated Nov. 2011) on giving those heirloom pieces the love they deserve.

You’ll need the following items:  Aluminum Foil, Baking Soda and Hot Water (boiling).

Place silver on aluminum foil in your sink, sprinkle with baking soda, and pour boiling water over it.

The tarnish will literally fall off.

Rinse and pat dry to avoid water spots.

Yes,  it did a great job!!   I was surprised how fast the tarnish disappeared and relieved I didn’t have to get the Tarn-x out.

Okay, just to recap…

Remove tarnish from even the most intricate pieces:  Place silver on aluminum foil in your sink, sprinkle with baking soda, and pour boiling water over it. Rinse and pat dry to avoid water spots.

Happy Cleaning!!

I hope your weekend is wonderfully blessed!

Linking to:  savvy southern style , between naps on the porch coastal charm


20 Responses to “Make Your Silver Shine”
  1. Mary Anne says:

    Thanks for sharing that easy tip. I have lots of silver to clean. I love your blog!

  2. Great tip, Mom! Hope we get to see you for Thanksgiving to use that pretty polished silver ;-).

  3. Wow, this looks so easy & your silver looks fantastic! I’ll give it a try.

    Warmly, Michelle
    PS – Did you read the book “The Help”? I had to chuckle because they were constantly polishing the silver!

  4. Jenna says:

    wow! Thanks! going to try this very soon!

  5. Janet says:

    I’ve been hoping to be able to use heirloom silverware this year, but I am unable to stand to polish. Hope it works on mine like on yours!

  6. You – Are – Magic!!!

    I just finished polishing several things around here, and have many more to go. This is going to be earth shattering – Life changing – nearly religious!!!

    Thanks so much.
    found you through Coastal Charm!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Great tip, I am trying this tonight!

  8. Crystelle says:

    No way! That’s it? I’m trying it out…..

    hugs ~ Crystelle

  9. Katie Drane says:

    Wow, that is so easy! Thank you so much for sharing!


  10. What a great tip! Making easy work out of a time-consuming chore.

    Thanks for sharing at our party.

  11. I’ve always wanted to try this trick. My science students have a chemical change project assignment and I suggested that some research this very idea for a class demonstration.

    I’m visiting from Richella’s party.

  12. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful tip! I appreciate your linking it to Grace at Home. I’d love it if you wouldn’t mind to include a link back to the party. I just featured this post in this week’s Grace at Home! 🙂

  13. Janet says:

    Wow.. What a great tip. I have been putting off cleaning my recent silver flatware finds but now that I see how easy it can be, I am ready for the task.
    Thank you for sharing.

  14. Tina says:

    Does this work on jewelry as well?

  15. Christine says:

    I love this method!! Works like a charm.

  16. Blessie Nelson says:

    I love this project! It’s so simple and easy! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Fantastic tip! I’m featuring you today… you’re a STAR over at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up with the Wildly Original Crowd at the party.

    <3 Christina

  18. Karen says:

    This is much better than the paste I normally use.
    Question: Did you use this on sterling silver or is it plated?
    I’ll try it on my silver-plated silverware and see what happens. blessings, k


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