Here’s the how-to photo:
And the instructions:
De-tarnish ALL your silver ALL at once… line your sink with aluminum foil, add 1/2 c table salt, 1/2 c. baking soda, fill with hot water, then dump in all your silver! Let sit for about 30 min. The tarnish all transfers to the foil!
Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Yes, I thought so, too.
That’s why when I noticed this on my kitchen counter top, I knew I had to give that pin a try:
I lined my sink with aluminum foil:
I added 1/2 cup table salt:
And 1/2 cup baking soda:
And I filled with water. About 2 minutes later, I realized that I should have put the stopper in the sink before lining with foil, adding salt and baking soda because the water was draining out as fast I as added it.
So I started over – stopper, foil, salt, baking soda, hot water. Check, check, check, check, check.
Then I dumped in my silver basket, let it sit for 30 minutes and waited to see what happened.
The truth is – nothing much happened, except for now having a very soggy silver bowl. I didn’t really see any tarnish transferred to my foil.
The tarnish did rub off fairly easily when I buffed it with a clean towel. But let me be clear: I really had to buff that baby.
Which made me stop and think – Don’t you have to buff your silver with silver polish to remove tarnish?
Which then made me think – How is this any easier than simply using silver polish?!?
You be the judge. Here’s my “final” product:
Fair enough, I got tired of buffing. That may be because it was very tarnished (nee black?), or it may be because I decided to try this pin out while I was suffering from the debilitating effects of a stomach virus. Either way, buffing got old after about .2 seconds.
Here’s a side-by-side in case you can’t tell the difference:
Still can’t tell much of a difference? Me either.