Boil the water. While it’s simmering up, line the inside of the bowl with
the tinfoil, shiny side up. Literally covering the entire inside of the bowl
with foil. Then, add the salt and baking soda to the bottom of the bowl.
Add the vinegar slowly (prepare for the fizz) and mix everything together to
dissolve the salt and baking soda. You want all the granules to dissolve
so that they don’t scratch your jewelry.
Add the boiling water to your bowl and then gently drop each piece of silver
in the bowl. Just let it sit, the chemical reaction does all the work
for you. If you wish, you can flip them over with salad tongs (only non-metallic,
not to scratch the jewelry), just to ensure that both sides get exposure to
the tinfoil (you can also fold the aluminum foil over the jewelry).
After 5-10 minutes you can take them out. Take each piece out carefully, being
sure not to burn yourself, and polish it gently with your soft microfiber polishing
cloth. You should start to see all the tarnish come off and all the original
glory of your silver come back!