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Ways To Protect Your Family Heirlooms Whether you have got a complete dinner set or a single signature piece, the handcrafted nature and unique materials of Arte Italica pieces require just a little extra care to keep them pristine for many years. From solid Italian pewter to hand-worked pieces integrating ceramics, bronze, and glass, learning a little bit about proper usage and care may motivate you to bring out the finery more frequently. When you think about it, the most meaningful heirlooms are the ones that we can look at and remember, whether or not they were put to use for little weekend get-togethers with the family to the grandest of occasions. The Solid Pewter Composed primarily of tin and given durability and strength with the addition of small amounts of copper and antimony, pewter is recognized as the fourth most precious metal available. Pewter will be completely safe for all drinks and food, and makes a wonderful material for various serving trays and chargers, beautiful coffee and tea sets, and a number of kitchen condiments and hors d'oeuvres settings. Even though you may not use pewter serving ware inside the oven or microwave, it is normally dishwasher safe, as long as you keep it on the lowest heat settings. Pewter normally doesn't demand polishing, unlike silver since it won't tarnish. But, very soft metals are often more likely to scratches. To keep your pewter pieces looking like new, use the finest grade steel wool to carefully buff out surface scratches. But remember that prolonged contact with different acidic foods such as vinegar and citrus can harm the finish of your pewter, so it's always a wise idea to wash the pieces or rinse them right after you are done using them, and try to stay away from citrus-scented detergents, to help stop discoloration. The Pewter And Glass A specialized clamping process or industrial epoxy can be used for Arte Italica pewter and glass pieces to fuse together the two materials. These pieces need to be hand washed using a noncitrus based detergent and non-abrasive cloths. Pewter and glass items are not suitable for use in the microwave, oven or freezer. You shouldn't put them in warm water to soak the pieces, but rather wash and dry the pieces to avoid any separation of the materials. The Pewter And Ceramic You can normally place these pieces in the dishwasher on a low-heat setting and with a mild detergent. Avoid abrasive and citrus-scented detergents to prevent surface discoloration and damage. Pewter and ceramic pieces are not suitable for freezer, oven, or microwave use, since extreme temperatures can cause material elements to separate. If separation does happen, a clear epoxy may be carefully applied to repair the bond. The Pewter Flatware Pewter flatware collections may be placed in the dishwasher. But, make sure you place it on low heat settings for your washing and drying cycles, and don't use any abrasive or citrus-perfumed detergents.

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The Pewter And Slate All pewter and slate trays and serving dishes are fully sealed for food safety. As with pewter, natural stone elements like slate can be discolored by certain oily or acidic foods, particularly after prolonged contact. It's a great idea to thoroughly rinse or wash slate and pewter surfaces right after use. To help keep liquids from absorbing into the natural stone, consider using a soft cloth and olive oil to rub down the slate. Instead of placing them in the dishwasher, you should always gently hand wash these pieces. With just a little more care, you can preserve your modern heirlooms in their best condition through many years of shared meals and memorable occasions. Whether you have got a complete dinner set or a single signature piece, the handcrafted nature and unique materials of A...

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Ways To Protect Your Family Heirlooms