I am going to share with you how I clean my silver serving platters and silver utensils.I love picking up pieces while out thrift shopping.And I actually don’t mind when it starts to tarnish.But once it starts to turn orange I know it is time to clean my silver.
For this method I only use three things:Hot boiling water,baking soda, and an aluminum baking pan.
Aluminum is one of the key ingredients.If you are just cleaning silverware you can just line a baking dish with aluminum foil.I needed something larger so I went out and bought an aluminum baking pan from the grocery store.
I personally like using a disposable aluminum pan because when I am finished with it I can just throw it out.
You can see these have really turned orange.
The first thing you do is boil water.I did this using my tea kettle.
Then I place my silver platter in my aluminum baking pan.
Next sprinkle on baking soda I use quite a bit.
You can see I had to stretch the sides of the pan a bit so this would fit inside.
Next pour the hot water on top of the silver.
It will start to bubble a little and it is a bit smelly like sulfur.
You will start to see the tarnished pan become clean.
After the tarnish is removed rinse it off and polish it up with a dry cotton towel.
Isn’t it amazing….this is super easy!
I also use this same technique with my silver utensils !
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