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Care Guide



Cleaning, Polishing and Removing Stains

18/10 Stainless Steel Utensils

  1. Don’t let food remain on flatware for too long, especially overnight.

  2. Soaking it in standing water leads to corrosion, regardless of the brand.

  3. Handwash or dishwash with mild detergent and warm water. Avoid dishwashing liquid with lemon and orange additives.

  4. Always dry your flatware as soon as possible to avoid streaking, discoloration, or corrosion.

  5. Restore shine and remove tiny scratches and streaks with a Stainless Steel cleaner or olive oil on a clean rag. Always wipe dry.

  6. Remove rust and spots by rubbing with a rag dipped in vinegar. Then wipe with a rag dipped in olive oil. Finally, wipe flatware dry with a third clean rag. Wash with mild dishwashing soap and dry immediately.

Bone China Plates

  1. Hand wash your ALF Bone China in clean, warm water (never boiling).

  2. Pieces with no gold accents are microwaveable. However, we advise to avoid microwaving them altogether.

  3. Real Bone China pieces have abrasive bottoms, thus it is best to place thick napkins covering the entire bottom in between each piece when stacking. 

Copper & Brass Pitcher and Thermos

  1. Clean regularly.

  2. Rub with a mixture of salt and lemon juice after cleaning it with soap and water.

  3. To remove scratches, use baking soda paste.

  4. To remove stains, rub product with cloth dipped in 1 cup vinegar and 1 tbsp salt.

  5. May be placed in refrigerator or freezer.

  6. Best used with cold drinks.

  7. Let hot drinks cool before handling.

  8. If used regularly, create a one month gap after every three months of use.

Copper Cookware and Dishes

  1. Use gentle soap and sponge to clean.

  2. To polish, use an anti-tarnish cream to clean the copper finish on your cookware or through the traditional way, which is by soaking a soft cloth in lemon juice mixed with salt and gently wiping the copper pots or pans with it.

  3. Don't use abrasive cleaners such as oven cleaners or baking soda, as these may damage the copper finish.

  4. Allow your cookware to cool before cleaning to prevent warping. Store your copper in a dry place.

  5. Like glass cookware, this is not compatible with Induction Ranges.