4. Sprinkle baking soda over the silver. Use approximately 1 cup of baking soda for every gallon of boiling water.
5. Slowly pour the boiling water into the pan. The water might make the baking soda bubble.
6. Allow the silver to soak for 30 minutes.
7. Remove the silver from the pan, rinse it and towel it dry.
8. Repeat the process for extremely tarnished silver.