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  These Guidelines are meant for general use.  Please consult the specific manufactuer of your item for complete and detailed care instructions.  
     
         

Stainless Steel

  • Dishwasher safe with mild detergent.   Items with wood, or buffalo horn are not.  We recommend that products with brass accents be hand-washed to maintain the lacquer coating protection.
  • Cooking in stainless steel is not recommended. However, a warm oven (200° - 250°) would be suitable.  For cold platters, mixed salads or frozen desserts, stainless steel trays and bowls maintain the chill of refrigeration longer.  Whether your dish is hot or cold, your stainless steel serve ware will keep the temperatures longer.

Aluminum (Without Porcelain or Enamel Finish)

  • Handwash in warm water with mild soap and towel dry immediately.
  • Do not place in dishwasher or microwave.
  • Avoid extended contact with water, salty or acid-based foods; coat lightly with vegetable oil or spray to easily avoid staining.
  • Warm to 325° for hot foods. Freeze or chill for summer entertaining.
  • Cutting directly on the metal surface will scratch the finish.
  • Occasional use of a non-abrasive metal polish, such as Simi-chrome, will revive luster.

 Aluminum (With Porcelain or Enamel Finish) 

  • Hand wash in warm water with mild soap and towel dry immediately.
  • Do not place in dishwasher or microwave.
  • Do not warm in oven or chill in freezer.
  • Cutting directly on the surface may scratch the finish.

Pewter

  • Hand wash only in warm water with a liquid dish soap and dry immediately. Do not soak. 
  • If spots occur, they can be easily removed by polishing
  • Do not warm in oven or chill in freezer.
  • Cutting directly on the surface may scratch the finish.

 Melamine

  • Handwash in warm water with mild soap and towel dry immediately.
  • Do not place in dishwasher or microwave. Unless therwise stated.
  • Do not warm in oven or chill in freezer.
  • Cutting directly on the surface may scratch the finish.

Wood

  • Hand wash in warm water with mild soap and towel dry immediately.
  • Do not place in dishwasher or microwave.
  • Avoid extended contact with water, salty or acid-based foods; coat lightly with vegetable oil or spray to easily avoid staining.
  • Periodically apply a thin coat of mineral oil to prevent drying or cracking.

Crystal 

  • Do not clean crystal in a dishwasher. Hand wash only.
  • Line the bottom of the sink with paper towels or a soft towel to prevent damage.
  • Prepare a warm water mix of 1 oz. (0.113652 metric cup) mild detergent and 1/4 cup (0.028413 metric cup) of white vinegar.
  • Wash each piece separately with the solution to avoid damaging contact between items.
  • Rinse in clean water.
  • Dry with a lint-free cloth to avoid spots left by air drying.

Glass

  • Use a mild detergent on a warm, gentle cycle or air dry setting.
  • Hand wash all painted glass.
  • Extreme temperatures may cause glass to crack. Do not freeze or microwave glass.

 Earthenware

  • Earthenware is more porous than stoneware and expands and contracts with extreme heat and cold
  • It is not recommended for the freezer or microwave.
  • Baking dishes should be at room temperature before placing in the oven.
  • Crazing can occur (lines appearing in the glaze of the product) over time.

Stoneware 

  • Can be used everyday and is safe in the dishwasher, oven (up to 500 degrees) generally, microwave and freezer.
  • Resistant to chipping and breaking
  • Heats better and foods stay warmer longer.

Flatware

  • All stainless (18/10) and acryllic handled flatware is dishwasher safe
  • Use the low-energy/air-dry cycle with the handles placed up in the basket and a mild, non-abrasive detergent that does not contain chlorine, alcohol or perfume
  • Pewter/Plated/Sertling Flatware should be washed in warm sudsy water and hand dried.
         

 

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