MATCH PEWTER CARE & FAQ'S
MATCH Pewter is handmade by artisans in Northern Italy. Each piece is made with a lead free alloy of tin, copper and antimony that is FDA approved and food safe.
Cleaning your pewter
Pewter tarnishes very slowly and requires almost no maintenance. To clean your pewter hand wash in warm water with a liquid dish soap. Be sure to dry the pewter completely, as water allowed to dry on pewter may cause spots. Any spots that appear can be easily removed by polishing or by gently rubbing the area in small circular motions with very fine "0000" steel wool.
Match Flatware and Dinnerware are Dishwasher Safe
We recommend cleaning using a liquid dishwasher soap, on the lowest heat setting, for both the washing and drying cycles. Please allow your dinnerware to cool before handling.
Please note: If you have hard water (water with a high mineral content) we do not recommend using a dishwasher, as elements in the water may cause tarnishing or pitting of your pewter.
Please do not wash Match Pewter in the extreme temperatures of a commercial dishwasher.
When washing your dinnerware by hand, please do not pre-soak in hot water.
Match stemware and barware should only be washed by hand and should not be pre-soaked in hot water as a prelude to hand washing.
What is pewter?
Pewter is an alloy (a combination of base metals) that is made of tin, copper and antimony. To truly be pewter, an alloy must contain at least 92% tin; match Italian Pewter contains 95% of the highest quality tin, and absolutely no lead. Hence, the "95" that is stamped into each piece of Match Italian Pewter.
Is Match Italian pewter food safe?
Match Italian Pewter is lead free and completely food safe.
Can I put my flatware and convivio tableware in the dishwasher?
Match Flatware and Convivio tableware are dishwasher safe. We recommend that you use a low heat setting with liquid dishwasher soap. However, if you have hard water (water with a high mineral content) we do not recommend using a dishwasher, as elements in the water could cause tarnishing or pitting of your pewter. Please do not wash any Match Italian pewter in the extreme temperatures of a commercial dishwasher.
Can I put my Match stemware or barware in the dishwasher?
Match stemware should only be washed by hand, and should not be presoaked in hot water as part of the washing process, as prolonged immersion in hot water will weaken the bond between bowl and stem.
Can I cook in my Match Pewter?
Pewter is a soft metal with a low melting point. Match Italian Pewter should never be placed in an oven, microwave or exposed to an open flame.
Where is Match Pewter made?
Match Italian Pewter is handmade in Italy.