Silver Care

  • Caring for your WILKENS Silver Cutlery and Silver Plated Tableware

    Even though WILKENS silver cutlery and silverware is made of the highest quality and has been manufactured with expertly craftsmanship this fine and precious material needs special care to maintain its shine and sparkle.

    WILKENS offers a range of silver cleaning products by Hagery to keep your silverware in sparkling condition. Whether you just need to give your silverware a quick wipe or a more intense clean, you will find the appropriate care product in our collection of silver cleaning products.

    Among our silver cleaning products you will find polish, spray, foam, silver baths, polishing mitts, protective cloths and cutlery rolls.

    Our master silversmiths will be happy to advise you on the care of your precious WILKENS silver cutlery.

    Tableware & Holloware: To keep the sparkle on your silver goods, simply wipe with a silver cloth every two to three weeks. This will minimize tarnishing and keep your silverware in good condition.

    Cutlery: Beautifully crafted and finished to an excellent standard, WILKENS silver cutlery is both beautiful to behold and strong and durable enough for regular use. Daily use of your WILKENS silver cutlery prevents tarnishing (oxidizing) of the flatware.

    With daily use your silverware takes on a patina from the myriad of scratches that scatter the light that falls on its surface in all directions. WILKENS silver cutlery may be cleaned in the dishwasher with a mild detergent.

    To keep your silver cutlery pieces in great condition, follow these simple guidelines:

    1) Don't leave your silver cutlery to soak or store in damp conditions.

    2) Keep your silver cutlery in a cabinet or a cutlery roll.

    3) Rinse or wash cutlery immediately after use. Do not leave your silver cutlery with food on it for a lengthy amount of time, as this can lead to marks and stains.

    4) Do not use abrasive polishes.

    Hand Washing Cutlery: When hand washing your cutlery use washing up liquid and warm water, then dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Dishwashing Cutlery: When dishwashing your cutlery items, place your knives with their blades facing down and keep them separate from your silver spoons and forks. Use a mild detergent – we recommend dishwasher powder. Remove your silverware after the cleaning cycle and then dry with a cloth.

    Sterling Silver and Silver Plated Items: After a period of time your silverware may become tarnished, which is easily fixed with a good quality polish and soft cloth. WILKENS recommends the range of care products by Hagerty. Always wash your silver cutlery after polishing it. You can also prevent any damage by storing your cutlery in one of our WILKENS special cutlery rolls or protective bags.