Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Tuesday Tip: Soda to Polish Your Silver

I hate polishing silver. Not only is it time-consuming, but I have always suspected that I am damaging myself and the environment using the foul-smelling commercial polishes and dips that are commonly used.

Baking soda comes to save the day.

Put your silver in a large pan with a layer of aluminum foil on the bottom. In a separate pan, boil a quart of water. When the water is boiling, add 1/4 cup baking soda (careful--it will likely foam up) and a generous pinch of salt. Pour over the silver.

Let sit a for a minute or so then drain and polish with a soft cloth.

It works quite well...

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