Step 3: Shine with a silver polishing mixture
This is similar to step 1, however, you can use a paste made of baking soda and vinegar to remove tarnish and leave behind shiny, sparkling silver.
For a baking soda paste: You can put your silver items in a baking soda bath (baking soda and vinegar—you can use cleaning vinegar or distilled white vinegar) in a bowl lined with aluminum foil for increased efficiency. Voila! Shining, sparkling silver.
Quick tip: For those who aren’t the DIY type, we love Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleanser. It is mixed up and ready to do all the work for you.
After the items have been allowed to soak for awhile (a few hours is good), use a microfiber cloth to gently rub the silver in a circular motion.
Dip the cloth in your mixture if necessary for stubborn spots, or try allowing it to soak a little longer.