Sterling Silver, how to care for your Silver
There is no real
mystery to maintaining your sterling silver it is juas a
question of common sense and really not too much effort. The
advice applies to both sterling silver and silver plate.
You should only need to clean your sterling silver infrequently
as long as you regularly dust your silver with a soft cloth and
use a brush to get into intricate areas, or even easier wash in
warm water, rinse and dry with a kitchen towel. Do not put
sterling silver into a dishwasher.
If your sterling silverware is tarnished do not worry it is not
damaged it will need cleaning with a polish embedded cloth,
silver foam or polish preferably in a long lasting variety, as
this will reduce the need for frequent cleaning. Do not under
any cirmcumstance use wire wool or similar products.
Causes of Tarnishing on sterling silver
Certain foods such egg yolks, fruit juices, sprouts, salt,
olives, salad dressing, vinegar – always clean your silver
immediately after contact with these or similar items.
Use cotton gloves when cleaning to avoid greasy finger prints.
Storage of sterling silver
To prevent tarnish keep in airtight conditions and wrap in linen
or plain cotton. Do not store with other metals, especially do
not let silver touch other metals. Ensure that your silver is
not in contact with rubber including storage cabinets with
Sterling silver silverware -
condiments set from Broadway of England
A little care and prevention and you will have sterling silver
tableware and gifts that look beautiful and will serve you a