Hey, it’s been a while since my last update here. Not so me, but I have been tackling real life tasks. In a few days, Christmas day will roll in. Are you ready with your holiday dinner menu? It’s about time to pull out those silverware from storage. Your guests deserve only the best wares when you have them over.
After all the merrymaking though, ensure that your silverware are cleaned and stored properly. Having said that, here are tips on proper care of your silver:
– Polish once a year. Some people do this before or after use during the holidays. Please keep in mind that tarnish removers can wear down the surface of silver thus, polishing often is not recommended.
– If in case you’re not aware, silver needs to be hand washed and dry. Your dishwasher is silver’s worst enemy. Remember that air drying is not good enough, as moisture can get trapped in tiny cracks which can trigger corrosion. Drying each piece with flannel cloth is the best way.
– Lastly, keep air out when you store your silver. This is the best way to protect them hence, it is imperative to invest in a case. If you don’t want to invest, wrapping each piece in an anti-tarnish cloth and storing in a Ziploc bag will do. Ensure they are wrapped prior to sticking them to a plastic wrap. Wrapping silver and stash away in an archival box (acid free cardboard) is good specially for items that are used only once a year.