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Beauty Of Silverware

By Ekwy P. Uzoanya
05 February 2016   |   11:10 pm
SILVERWARE is attractive in any home setup. It includes items such as eating utensils, storage containers, and objects of decorative art. Wherever it is kept, whether on the dining table or kitchen, silverware requires some work to keep it looking beautiful. Here are some tips to keep the silver sparkling and in proper shape to…
Photos: Courtesy of Finestflatware

Photos: Courtesy of Finestflatware

SILVERWARE is attractive in any home setup. It includes items such as eating utensils, storage containers, and objects of decorative art. Wherever it is kept, whether on the dining table or kitchen, silverware requires some work to keep it looking beautiful.

Here are some tips to keep the silver sparkling and in proper shape to make you enjoy it.
Care of silver

Wash silverware immediately after each use. This helps to avoid staining and tarnishing that some foods accelerate. Hand-wash or use dishwasher for silver. The Dishwasher can be used even for gold-accented patterns.

To hand-wash, use a mild dish-washing liquid, and dry your silverware completely with a soft cloth-like flannel. Always wash stainless separately, and only store silverware after it has cooled. For the dishwasher, rinse all excess food off the silverware, and do not let stainless pieces touch.
Storing Silverware

For silverware used regularly, store it in a clean drawer free from moisture. When silver is stored for a long time, place it in either flannel flatware rolls, or in a wooden storage chest with protective lining.
Avoiding tarnish

The best way to avoid tarnish is to use the silverware. Constant use of silverware 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 fruit juices, tomatoes, vinegar, ketch-up, salt, salty foods (like butter), mustard, salad dressing, and tomato sauces. If these foods remain on silverware for a length of time, they will cause silver to tarnish. Salt should be rinsed off immediately to avoid spotting.

Silverware should be polished once or twice a year.