Cleaning Pewter?

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Pewter contains quite a bit of tin and darkening is often desired for the antique look. This page is about cleaning pewter.


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February 27, 2012

How do I clean pewter? I have pewter salt/pepper shakers. They are really pretty, but in a short time using them, the pewter discolored on the salt shaker. I guess pewter and salt do not mix? I know that sounds silly, but I think pewter cannot be used as a salt shaker?

By Kathy54 from Cincinnati, OH


February 28, 20120 found this helpful

You can learn a lot of pewter by going to and type in pewter or what is pewter made of. You will learn what pewter is made of and how to care for it as well if it is healthy to use pewter for cooking or serving food from pewter.

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April 9, 2007

How do I clean water stains on a pewter baby cup? At least, I think they are water stains.

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