After a morning of fog it is nearly perfect here this afternoon! It doesn't get much better than this for mid-March. Recently in my thrifting I have been fortunate enough to find some pretty silver footed bowls. I have
I plan to leave this bowl as is, in case someone else appreciates the been around for a while look.
I searched for a solution to clean up two other bowls without having to buy another "super chemical" cleaner like many of those out on the market. Here is what I found, and I was amazed by both the simplicity and the results.
Simply use a large stock pot, line the bottom with a sheet of foil. Fill it with enough water that it will cover your item when it is submerged. Bring the water to a boil. After my water began to boil I just turned the burner off as it will stay hot quite long enough to work with. I worked with one bowl at a time and submerged it carefully with some rubber tipped tongs so as not to scratch the finish. Then I sprinkled on the magic dust (baking soda). I repeated the baking soda sprinkling until I was seeing the results I wanted. It did not take much, nor did it take long. It seems the chemical reaction of the baking soda releases the tarnish and the foil at the bottom of your pot attracts it. When I cleaned one bowl I replaced the water and foil and repeated the process. After removing a bowl I'd rinse it thoroughly with water and dry it off completely. See the results here.
They look line new don't they?
Look at the baseballs reflected inside! So there you have it a little tip for the weekend if you have any "too tarnished" pieces to work on. Beats all that hand polishing!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!