Baking soda is a no polish shortcut to getting your silver pieces from knives to cooking spoons and cutlery’s sparkling . First hand wash items in warm soapy water ( use mild dish soap) . Place in an aluminum foil lined pot. In a separate pot mix quarter of boiling water with 1/2 baking soda and two teaspoons of salt .pour the mix over the silver ,then cover with a well fitted lid (pot cover ) . Let it sit for five minutes as the solution works to remove any blackness from the silver . Remove silver from pot , rinse with clean water and dry with a clean soft cloth .