If you've recently fallen in love with Mexican pewterware, you’re in good company. Mexican pewter products are becoming more popular thanks to their versatility, beauty, and durability. If you’re wondering about Mexican pewter care, you will be pleased to know that it’s a very easy process. There isn't much to think about when it comes to caring for your Mexican pewter pieces, but there are a few things you should consider.
Caring for Your Mexican Pewter: Four Important Points to Remember
1. Hot Temperatures
Since Mexican pewter is made from food-safe aluminum alloy, it can be easily heated or cooled without causing any problems. However, it’s recommended that you only heat your Mexican pewterware to temperatures of 350 degrees. You can use it to heat foods or cook foods that don’t require much heat, but for high-heat baking, it’s best to stick to Pyrex glass and then place your dish on a Mexican pewter Pyrex holder for serving.
2. Serve, but not Store
Part of Mexican pewter care is paying attention to what goes in your dishes. Mexican pewter serving trays and bowls can be used to serve any food you like, but it isn’t a good idea to store certain foods in the dishes for an extended period of time. If you’re going to be serving tomato soup, salsa, or salads with vinegar-based dressings, it’s best to leave them in the Mexican pewter dish for a few hours while serving. Storing those foods in the pewter after serving can result in surface stains.
3. Easy Cleaning
Cleaning is the easiest part of Mexican pewter care. Simply take mild dish soap and wash your trays, bowls, and utensils with warm water.
Never put the pieces in the dishwasher, and always hand dry versus leaving in the rack. It won’t cause any damage to allow your dishes to air dry, but it may result in water spots that will reduce the natural luster of the Mexican pewter.
4. Shine Things Up
While Mexican pewter is very durable, it can sometimes become a bit dull or scratched over time. Unlike silverware, you won’t need to buy any
special polishes to fix this problem. An affordable polishing cloth designed for metals is a good choice for buffing away these minor imperfections.
For more serious stains or water spots, you can use a small amount of aluminum polish, like “Mother’s” that you can find in most hardware stores.
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If you have questions for the team at PK Fine Imports about Mexican pewter care, please contact us today. Providing excellent service is our highest priority, and we love helping our cherished customers learn how to care for these high-quality pieces and keep them looking great. Thanks for visiting!