You are heading out for a great evening and decide to wear that silver chain you got at your last birthday, but then you notice, that it is all tarnished and dull, even though you left it in your jewelry box. So, it doesn't look as nice as it should, so you put it back and think, one day I will clean it. But you can shine silver jewelry at home. No need to send it out, or buy expensive toxic cleaners that require you to wear a mask and gloves!

How to Shine Silver at Home Easily - It is so easy, that you will be rounding up all your other silver items. All this time, you have had the special ingredients needed to shine silverware and silver jewelry and silver chain, sitting in your kitchen. Even if you don't have everything, it costs pennies in comparison to the time and money spent on using those commercial silver cleaners.

Here is what you need to shine silver jewelry at home Safe and Easy, especially silver chains, this works well for them.

Ingredients Needed:

I glass casserole dish (you can do this in the sink, but you risk losing small items down the drain.

1 quart of hot water

1 tablespoon of baking soda

1 tablespoon of salt

1 sheet of aluminum foil to fit the bottom of the casserole dish

soft clean flannel cloth

Place the aluminum foil in the bottom of the dish, make sure it lays flat. Pour the hot water slowly over the foil sheet, trying to displace it. Now sprinkle in the baking soda and salt and stir to mix it into the water.

Now take your silverware or silver chain or silver items and submerge them in the water and have them resting on the foil sheet.

All they need is about 10 seconds, and the reaction is quick and the tarnish and dullness will leave.

Take them out of the water and shine them with a soft flannel cloth.

You will be so amazed that you will probably start searching out those collector silver spoons, and the silverware you have had laying around but it looked to dull to display or use. The chemical reaction between the salt, baking soda and foil works wonders at getting rid of silver tarnish.

So, if you want to know how to shine silver jewelry at home or other silverware on the cheap, then you should try this recipe. Many people will do this in the sink, which works too, but you then run the risk of small items accidentally going down the drain when you go to empty the sink. I prefer the idea of a glass casserole dish, such as a lasagna dish, so you can spread your jewelry or other silverware items out in plain site on the bottom of the dish.

There is something rewarding about creating your own homemade cleaners at home. They usually use kitchen products, and are easier on your health, your wallet and the environment. So, try and choose to make your own homemade cleaners. There are some great "green Clean Recipe" online, that cost only pennies to make. Get to know which ingredients work best.

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