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REMOVING TARNISH FROM SILVER
« on: March 08, 2015, 01:00:15 PM »
I ran into this method in one of Heloise's columns in the newspaper a few years ago.  It used to take my wife nearly a full day to do her annual cleaning of the 'good' silverware when we had dignitaries coming for an evening meal. :rofl:

It works like magic, with absolutely ZERO hand-polishing being necessary.  It's actually kind of fun to watch it take place before your wondering eyes! :banana:

http://greenopedia.com/polish-silver-without-chemicals/
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Re: REMOVING TARNISH FROM SILVER
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 01:58:56 PM »
Interesting.  Thanks for the tip.
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Re: REMOVING TARNISH FROM SILVER
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2015, 02:03:24 PM »
My parents had what they called the easiest method.....they had us kids do it.  I like the aluminum foil and baking soda method much more.

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Re: REMOVING TARNISH FROM SILVER
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2015, 02:16:12 PM »
Thanks Craig, I haven't read this before.
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Re: REMOVING TARNISH FROM SILVER
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2015, 02:53:49 PM »
I could relate to that article....I can remember doing that before the holidays as well.  The aluminum foil trick sounds really cool- I'll pass it along to Kathy to try on her jewelry, thanks Wolfy!!!

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Re: REMOVING TARNISH FROM SILVER
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2015, 04:35:03 AM »
Put a few mothballs in with the silver and it won't tarnish in the first place. The silver needs to be enclosed, however, like in a box or cabinet.
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Re: REMOVING TARNISH FROM SILVER
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015, 07:55:44 PM »
Eat eggs or onions with SILVERware and it will tarnish almost immediately. :(    Fork tines get black almost before you're done eating. >:(
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Re: REMOVING TARNISH FROM SILVER
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 10:53:21 PM »
Yep, both onions and eggs have high concentrations of sulfur compounds, which react to form a tarnish on silver.

The reason your eyes sting when cutting onions is the sulfur-containing gas reacts with the moisture in your eyes to form sulfuric acid.

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Re: REMOVING TARNISH FROM SILVER
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2015, 03:31:54 PM »
I just learned that the chlorine in tap water will also tarnish silver. Take off silver jewelry in the shower.
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