Save money on tarnish with this thrift friendly, homemade
tarnish remover. Mix the juice from one lemon with 1/4 tsp of salt.
Use a cloth to apply, and rub until the tarnish is gone. Wipe dry,
including removing the oil on the metal from your fingers.
some additional frugal tips to save money
- Don't over polish silver or
you remove some of the metal.
Here is the procedure for the
chemical reaction to clean silver:
Line the bottom of a pan with
aluminum foil. Fill the pan with 1 quart of water. Add a tsp of salt.
Bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add 4 Tbsp of baking soda. Place
your silver in the pan so that it touches the aluminum foil on the bottom. When
bubbles subside, rinse silver and dry. Repeat if necessary.