Hi Sandy... just a few spoons..
Thanks Penny for the tomato juice or cream of tartar ideas.. i will try everything and anything..
for the benefit of all:
The last thing i tried was to line a pot with aluminum foil and then boil some baking soda in it and then put the utensils into the hot baking soda.
i read that is how you clean tarnish from silver..
The tarnish supposedly goes onto the aliminum foil.
there was a little black area on the foil when i finished, but the utensils still looked pretty bad to me.
then i tried vinegar.
on to tomato juice and cream of tartar.
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