Today's Sunday Sentiments
is about an easy way to clean
I forget how I heard about this but
it works quite well.
First ~ line your sink with a piece of aluminum foil.
Second ~ place your silver or silver-plated objects
onto the foil. I don't like any of my pieces touching.
I don't recommend layering, either. Tried it once
and it doesn't work well.
Third ~ Pour good old-fashioned baking soda
over all your silver.
(I buy it in 10 lb. bags worth at Winco and refill my container.)
Fourth ~ Pour boiling hot water over all. More baking soda
can be poured over pieces
to get in the carvings and engravings.
Lastly ~ rinse off, wash and dry your silver items!
Look how lovely they can look!
The reaction between
the heat, the aluminum, and the bicarbonate of soda
works easily on removing the tarnish caused by silver's copper content
coming in contact with the humidity and sulphur in our air.
This same process can also be done on your silver jewelry,
although I still like using the old
toothpaste and water trick!
|Funny to see "Me" upside down in all of the spoons!|
Isn't this a cool trick for cleaning silver??!
And, you don't have to leave the pieces in there too long, either.
When your silver is shiny and clean,
your aluminum foil.
You'll be amazed at how dirty it is!
I think this heat-process must transfer
the tarnish to the foil...