My tarnished silver was getting me down, but there was no way I was doing all that polishing! Instead, I decided to try this baking soda silver cleaning trick I’ve been seeing all over the internet. I’m sure you’ve seen it too, but there are several versions of it, and I wanted to know which version was the one that actually worked – and why. So, after doing some research, I chose to use baking soda, aluminum foil, and a pot of boiling water. Here’s how…
Turns out, silver tarnish is actually what happens when the air interacts with the silver and turns its outer layer into silver sulfide (which is black). You could take some silver polish and use a lot of elbow grease and polish off the layer of silver sulfide, which will rub away some of your silver each time, or you can sit back and use science to turn that silver sulfide back to shiny silver.
Step 1: Boil a Pot of Water This step is fairly obvious – I just filled a pot with water and turned my stove onto high heat. Step 2: Add a Ball of Aluminum Foil
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