Care & Use
Reed & Barton offers high quality, maintenance-free nickel-plate gifts for babies and children. It's easy care, stain-resistant finish make it easy for busy families today. Below are some easy care tips to follow.
- For best results, wash before you use for the first time and promptly after each use.
- Avoid prolonged soaking , as the chlorine and mineral content of your water, especially iron, may cause pitting or staining.
- Use a gentle dishwater detergent (avoid using lemon-scented products).
- Wash nickel-plate separately from sterling or silverplated items, as pitting can occur. Place spoons and forks into baskets with handles facing downward.
- Remove flatware prior to the drying cycle and whip with a soft towel. This decreases the amount of time flatware spends in a hot, moist atmosphere, and helps reduce the incidence of spotting.
- Should spots or stains occur, we recommend using a quality metal polish. Also, rubbing alcohol or salad oil can be used to remove stubborn water marks. While nickel-plate is designed to resist most common stains, corrosion and/or discoloration may be caused due to prolonged contact with chloride rich foods such as salt, mayonnaise, mustard and eggs.