This classic and feminine design outlines the contours of the flatware like a pearl necklace where the pearls are smaller on the upper part of the stalk than on the spatula and are enclosed by a delicate contouring ridge. The Louis XVI-style Perles flatware pattern was created in 1876 and pays tribute to the ornate décor and embellishments of 18th-century Versailles.
The dishwasher is an effective way to maintain your Christofle Perles 5 piece sterling silver flatware in clean and perfect condition, as long as you note the following:
- Before the first use, wash your silverware by hand with neutral dishwashing liquid without synthetic fragrance. It would be better to avoid the dish soaps containing citrus or lemon.
- Use only washing powders formulated without chlorine or citric acid. Proscribe gels and liquids which often contain chlorine as well as “lemon perfumes” containing citric acid. Avoid multifunction tablets.
- When filling your dishwasher with regenerating salt, avoid putting silverware in on the first use.
- Follow the dishwasher’s instructions for water hardness: lime water that is too hard can be corrosive.
- Eggs, lemon, mustard, fish, some fruits and legumes can also cause silverware to turn yellow. Prewashing by hand may be useful.
- Ideally, we advise that you partially open the dishwasher door at the end of the cycle, so that the dishes do not remain in an atmosphere saturated with vapor. Wipe the cutlery if they are still damp.
- Avoid the presence of crystal glasses which may also tarnish the silver.
- Important: Separate silver cutlery from stainless steel: silver does not coexist well with other metals. Run two separate cycles or place them in a distant cutlery basket far from each other.