With Thanksgiving just four days away, I imagine many of you are prepping for entertaining guests and feeding an entire crew. As much joy as I get setting the table and using my beautiful china and silver, the one thing that I absolutely abhor doing is polishing silver. Gah!! I cannot stand it.
Well, I pulled out my little tub of Wright’s Silver Cream and got to work last week polishing highly tarnished sterling silver serving pieces. The lack of results prompted me to check out Pinterest for some other silver tarnish remedies and…
Y’all, I’m serious. My discovery has changed my entire silver polishing life. It is sooooo easy and works sooooooo much better than anything else I have ever used. My silver looks brand new. It is shiny and bright and gorgeous! Get excited because the little recipe below will change your holiday prep from now on!
1.) Line a container with foil, shiny side up. This can be your kitchen sink, an empty trash can, or even an empty Pyrex. It just needs to be big enough to fit the silver you are polishing. If you don’t have a container big enough to fit all your silver at the same time, you can do it in batches.
2.) Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the container, on top of the foil. I used about 1/4 cup for 8 quarts of water. Honestly the measurement doesn’t matter that much. Just pour a bunch in there.
3.) Place your silver in the container on top of the baking soda. Fill container with boiling water until silver is completely submerged. You will see the tarnish begin to disappear. Use tongs to adjust pieces if some parts are above the water line.
4.) Let soak for a few minutes until all tarnish has disappeared. Look closely at the picture above. You can see where the water line hits and the clear difference between pre soak and post.
Remove with tongs and rinse with cool water. Careful. It’s hot!!