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How do you clean silver-plated items?

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To clean silver-plated items, place them in an aluminum vessel, soak them in boiling water and baking soda, and dry them. This 30-minute procedure requires rubber cleaning gloves, an aluminum vessel, baking soda, a towel, rags, water, a stove, a measuring cup and a cooking pot.

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  1. Boil the water

    Fill a medium pot with water, and place it on the stove over high heat.

  2. Prepare the silver-plated items

    Set the aluminum vessel in the kitchen sink. Place the silver-plated items inside it in a single layer. If they do not all fit, clean the items in two batches.

  3. Add the water

    When the water boils, put on rubber gloves, and pour it into the aluminum vessel. Do this gently, to avoid splashing yourself with hot water. Make sure that all of the silver-plated items are submerged.

  4. Wait for the tarnish to disappear

    Monitor the silver-plated items. As the tarnish begins to disappear, flip the items over so both sides come in contact with the aluminum. Remove the items when they are tarnish-free. Dry them with a soft cloth, and lay them on a towel until they return to room temperature. If you wish to clean additional items, rinse the aluminum vessel, and repeat the cleaning process.

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