This came out of the Times-Picayune of New Orleans: In a large glass baking dish, put in foil, shiny side up. Add one tablespoon salt and one tablespoon of baking soda. Add enough boiling water to cover. Tarnish will drop off of silver pieces. Remove silver and buff.
I've cleaned old silverplated forks (to use in crafting) by lining a cake pan with a big sheet of aluminum foil, liberally sprinkling on baking soda, and pouring boiling water over it to cover, then let it sit awhile until the water cools enough to remove the items. Takes some tarnish off, but you still have to buff it all with a soft cloth to get it really shiny. Replace the foil to do more, as it darkens and stops removing tarnish. Though it works somewhat, I'd not really want to use this method for "good silver".
1 tbsp water softener, 1 tbsp salt mixed with hot (not boiling water). Place tin foil in sink. Put silverware on top and cover with water mixture. All silver touching foil and under water should come out clean instantly.
I believe it's 1 tbsp water softener, 1 tbsp salt, and warm water. Mix and pour over tin foil. All silverware touching the foil and under the water should be cleaned instantly.
This website explains how you clean silver using foil, baking soda and water.
Put a piece of aluminum foil in a container. Place the item on the foil(there must be contact). Boil enough water to cover the item. Add 1 cup of baking soda to the water. Pour over the item. Supposedly this will dissolve the tarnish instantly but I've never known it to work very well. Maybe my stuff was too far gone.
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