15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Clean With Baking Soda

2. Polish tarnished silver

a silver fork, spoon and knife on a white plate

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There’s just no need for toxic silver polish if you have a box of baking soda on hand.

To clean your good silver, add aluminum foil to a glass baking dish and put all your tarnished silver items on top, making sure each piece is touching the foil. Then add a mixture of boiling water and baking soda to the dish and watch as the tarnish naturally disappears! Polish as usual with a dry cloth and your silver will look new again.

Next: You don’t need to rent a professional machine for this task.

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