Our pewter is not dishwasher safe. Please wash your pewter by hand or else you risk discoloration. Mix warm water in a bowl with a few drops of dishwashing soap. Wet a microfiber cloth or sponge and gently wipe away dust and grime. Remove any soapy residue. If more cleaning is needed, hand wash under warm water. Do not soak. Dry the pewter completely once done cleaning. Ceramic items with pewter should only be handwashed.
Pewter tarnishes very slowly unlike silver and requires little maintenance. However, if you'd like to add more shine or lighten up the color, you can choose to polish your pewter. Never use silver polish on pewter as it can damage the surface. Instead use a pewter polishing product such as Hagerty or Brasso. We personally love Cape Cod polishing products! For the DIYers you can make a polishing paste using a cup of distilled white vinegar and one and a half cups of flour. Apply the polish to a clean microfiber cloth and buff thoroughly in a circular motion with light pressure. Use another clean microfiber cloth to buff again, removing the excess polish. Depending on the polish you may or may not need to rinse and dry.
Regularly dust your pewter display pieces to remove surface oil. Pewter is a soft metal and is prone to scratching, please use protective measures when handling and storing. Do not expose pewter to high heat near stovetops or ovens.