I prefer to stay away from chemicals whenever possible so here are some "green" ways to clean your silver! That is...the silver you haven't sold yet.
Place a piece of aluminum foil at the bottom of your kitchen sink, and
fill the basin with water. Then, sprinkle in two tablespoons of table
salt; and drop your silver pieces into the water. Allow your silver to
soak for 2-3 minutes; then, remove and rinse. The tarnish will be gone! The tarnish on the silver is transferred to the foil. In fact, if your
silver is tarnished enough, you'll actually see brown tarnish on the
If you have a small job, the best silver polish is white tooth paste. Dab some on your finger, and rub into the tarnish.