I was reading this post on The Farm Chicks blog about how they polished their silver. I have a whole set that needed polishing but I've been putting it off because it is so time consuming. The Farm Chicks way just seemed too good to be true but, I decided to give it a try. Here are a few of the pieces. The light shining on them made them look a lot better than they really were.
First, you line a baking dish with aluminum foil & put your silver in.
Then sprinkle baking soda over the top.
Next, pour boiling water into the pan, enough to completely cover the silver & let it soak.
Check it out! Gleaming...literally, gleaming!
I couldn't believe it worked so well. Each time I pulled a piece of silver out of the pan to dry it off, I would show my family in awe..."Look at this! I can't believe it works!" They thought I was nuts!