Pewter, because of its nature, will last for generations and gracefully absorb the effects of continued use. Below are some guidelines to maintain its beauty and ensure its longevity.

1. To clean, use only mild soap and water. Do not use abrasives, abrasive cleaning pads, or strong chemicals.

2. Pewter is a soft metal and can easily be marked or dented. Please take care not to cut directly on the pewter. Minor scratches and dings will, over time, add to the character of your countertop.

3. Avoid placing extremely hot cookware on the pewter surface. Damage, such as blistering or melting, could occur. Always use a trivet of appropriate size when placing hot cookware on the countertop.

4. Over time, the surface will naturally patina — this is to be expected and will enrich its beauty and add to its charm.

5. With proper care, the pewter surface in your home will inherit the wear and character of day to day life and provide years of enjoyment for you and future generations.