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How to polish silver

Polish Silver

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Gather supplies.  I chose a large canning pot since I had a teapot I was polishing.

Gather supplies. I chose a large canning pot since I had a teapot I was polishing.

Tear off a piece of tinfoil.

Tear off a piece of tinfoil.

Crumple up tinfoil.

Crumple up tinfoil.

Put tinfoil into pot of water.

Put tinfoil into pot of water.

Bring water to a rolling boil.

Bring water to a rolling boil.

Add baking soda to boiling water.  I used approximately 3/4 cup since I had such a large pot.

Add baking soda to boiling water. I used approximately 3/4 cup since I had such a large pot.

Carefully place piece in water.  I submerged this teapot.

Carefully place piece in water. I submerged this teapot.

I let it sit and boil for approx 20 minutes.  Use tongs to take out of boiling water.

I let it sit and boil for approx 20 minutes. Use tongs to take out of boiling water.

Before & After.

Before & After.

Done! *Note: This was not an heirloom piece, so I was completely comfortable doing this. (I would recommend hand polishing an heirloom.)

  • Pot of water
  • Tin foil
  • Baking Soda
  • Silver piece needing polish