SILVERWARE serves both functional and decorative purposes in the home. It is attractive when laid out properly on the dining table or kitchen chests. It includes items such as eating utensils, storage containers and objects of decorative art. To keep them sparkling and beautiful, some tips come handy.
Wash silverware immediately after each use. This helps to avoid staining and tarnishing that some foods can cause. You can hand-wash or use dishwasher. Gold accented patterns can even be cleaned with dishwasher.
Use a mild dish-washing liquid, and dry the silverware completely with a soft cloth-like flannel. Always wash stainless separately, and only store silverware after it has cooled. For dishwasher, rinse all excess food off the silverware after it has cooled. For dishwasher, rinse all excess food off the silverware, and do not let stainless pieces touch.
For silverware used regularly, store in a clean drawer free from moisture. When silver is stored for a length of time, place it in either flannel flatware rolls, or in a wooden storage chest with protective lining.
Avoid tarnish by making use of the silverware. Constant use of the item will keep it bright and shiny, and will certainly enhance your dining table.
Tarnish is caused by certain foods that contain sulphides such as eggs, tomatoes, fruit juices, vinegar, salt mustard, butter, and salad dressings.
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