Baking soda, when it contacts aluminum, such as aluminum foil, creates a chemical reaction that removes the tarnish from silver. This can be done by dissolving one cup of baking soda in one gallon of hot water, pouring it into a pan lined with aluminum foil, and immersing the silver in the pan.Continue Reading
For tarnish removal to occur, the silver and aluminum must be in contact with each other. Light tarnish will be removed in a few minutes. Heavily tarnished silver may need several treatments.
Unlike abrasive cleaners that remove small amounts of silver with the tarnish, this method doesn't harm the silver. Instead, an electrochemical reaction carries the tarnish from the silver to the aluminum.Learn more about Cleaning
To remove tarnish from a silver plate, place the silverware into an aluminum pan then sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda over it. Pour enough boiling water to cover the plate, then let it soak for five minutes. Buff and dry the plate using a cloth once the tarnish disappears.Full Answer >
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Some common household products that help to clean jewelry include aluminum foil, Alka-Seltzer, ketchup and toothpaste. Some others are beer, club soda, ammonia and baking soda.Full Answer >
One way to clean up and polish chrome with home ingredients is to use aluminum foil and water. The aluminum foil dissolves the rust and other marks from the chrome, and since aluminum is softer than chrome, it does not scratch.Full Answer >