I have a number of things inherited from the family house and geared to a lifestyle I never had. Among them is several silver wine cups. Wine is supposed to taste better in metal so I rousted them out, only to discover that though they'd been sealed in thick clear plastic bags, they'd all tarnished. So I googled a bit and then tried the baking soda, hot water, and aluminum foil method. 'Add baking soda to the pan of hot water. It will bubble a bit.' The hell it will: it will geyser in a tsunami wave and douse the pilot light. Obviously, do this step in the sink, then pour over the silverware in their foil-lined container. (A pyrex baking dish missing its lid that I never use but keep because you never know when it will come in handy. Like now.) The method works reasonably well, but not perfectly. The vinegar and baking soda paste actually works better. And yes, wine does taste better in a metal cup.
Now what to do with all the silverware I inherited as well? Because eating with silver is a step too far for me.