SHINING UP THAT SILVER !

The other day we had our son and daughter in law over for dinner and they forgot to bring a spoon for their almost 2 year old. So, I whipped out a silver baby spoon that I’ve had since I was a baby. Needless to say, it had gotten quite tarnished over the years and when I handed it to them, they declined and said baby Wyatt could use his hands, as he uses them most of the time anyway. Later I wondered if they thought I might have given them a dirty spoon since it was so tarnished and old looking. I promise, I DO wash my silverware. So, I searched online to see if there were ways to clean silver pieces without using something with chemicals or had abrasives in it. Especially if it was going to be used for my little grand baby. I came across an old fashioned way of cleaning with banking soda and boiling water so I thought I’d give it a try and wow, it really does work! I don’t think I used enough water and baking soda the first time, so it only cleaned about half of the tarnish off but after adding more water and baking soda and giving it one more try, it worked like a charm! Check this out!I started by halfway filling a large pot with water and adding a scrunched up ball of aluminum foil. Next, I let the water come to a rolling boil. I then added about a tablespoon of baking soda. This is where you’ll start to watch the magic happen. Once you’ve added the soda, the water will react by expanding and boiling more heavily. Next, carefully dip your silver pieces into the boiling water, soda, foil mixture and allow it to boil for about a minute or so. Turn off the heat and let it sit another minute. Then, using a long pair of tongs, VERY CAREFULLY, remove your silver pieces from the water and rinse them in cool water. The silver looks remarkably clean and sparkling! No harsh chemicals. I even tried this method on a silver jewelry piece and it worked on it as well! #shinesilver#silverware#bakingsoda#tips