Salisbury, Inc. offers the following basic care instructions for our products.
Care of Pewter Products
Pewter is made of the highest quality lead-free alloy. After use, wash your pewter in warm water, using mild soap with a soft towel. Never put pewter in a dishwasher or a microwave. Your pewter should never be exposed to an open flame or excessive heat. Store your pewter trays flat, cups standing upright, etc. to prevent warping. Do not wrap pewter in anything other than the original wrapping to prevent scratching. Never wrap pewter in tissue paper, as fine line scratching will occur. Pewter does not tarnish, but it may become slightly dull with a lot of use, and if you desire to restore its shine, there are some good quality pewter polishes available on the market. With proper care, your pewter will last for generations.
Care of Pewter Bracelets
Pewter is a relatively soft metal and will crack if bent repeatedly. To keep your pewter bracelet looking like new, open the bracelet slightly, slide onto wrist sideways and roll the bracelet into position on your wrist. Once you open it far enough to fit your wrist, you should not need to bend it to remove it or to put it on again. Do not open too far, as this can cause metal fatigue and eventual breakdown.
Care of Sterling Products
Wash your sterling by hand in warm, soapy water and thoroughly dry with a soft cloth to avoid water marks. Never put sterling silver in a dishwasher or a microwave. To remove tarnish, clean with a soft cloth and a non-abrasive silver polish or paste. When storing, always wrap in the original tarnish-proof wrapping tissue and store in a box or felt bag, as exposure to air will promote tarnishing. Never wrap sterling in tissue paper, as fine line scratching will occur. With proper care, your sterling silver will last for generations.
Care of Aluminum Products
Wash your aluminum piece by hand in warm, soapy water and towel dry. Never put aluminum in a dishwasher or a microwave. To prevent discoloration, do not store food in or on this product. Do not leave in water or other liquid for a long period of time. Polish with a good pewter or silver polish. To remove scratches, use a high quality silver polishing cloth. Aluminum products can be used in both the freezer and residential oven.