Cleaning silver has never been easier, when you use washing soda crystals. You will need a container large enough to hold the item to be cleaned, preferably made of aluminium, such as a pot, pan or jam pan, etc. Alternatively, using enough aluminium foil to cover the bottom of a glass bowl will do.
Make a solution by mixing one rounded dessertspoon of soda ash per litre of hot water, enough to cover the item to be cleaned. Immerse item, making sure that it is in contact with the aluminium when in the solution.
Lightly tarnished items should come clean in seconds, while heavily tarnished items may need repeat treatment and even the help of a soft-bristled paintbrush to help rub off the tarnish.
Rinse in clear water and dry with a soft cloth.
WARNING: do not immerse any non-metal items or items with painted surfaces, as damage could be caused. These could be items of jewellery and be cautious if silver items have other non-silver components.