Monday, December 16, 2013

P is for Polishing Silver

Today in my A to Z trip through December, we are on P! To check out the earlier posts, click here!

P is for Polishing Silver!

Is it weird that I connect polishing silver with Christmas?

Before: Tarnished Silver
Step 1: Boil water. Place tinfoil in the bottom of a
glass bowl or pan. Sprinkle Baking Soda over the tinfoil.
Pour boiling water over the tinfoil.
Place tarnished silver into the water.
* magic (aka chemistry) happens *
Step 2: Remove silver from the boiling water
mixture, consider using tongs so you don't burn
your fingers!
Wipe away tarnish with a soft cloth. I used a
paper towel, but it would probably be better to
use a soft cotton cloth.
If some tarnish remains, repeat process. 
I love how pretty and shiny the silver becomes!

Do you have any tips or tricks to help with Christmas preparations?


Unknown said...

I had to smile because that exactly what I do at Christmas time too! For years I used to struggle with that horrible Silvo - or whatever if was called - and my fingers would end up all black. It's so much easier now with the tin foil and baking soda.

patonlorraine said...

LOL - So I'm not alone in this? Great! I remember using Silvo, too. It just never worked very well for me, so I was excited to discover this trick!