Product Care

Product Care

Each Michael Aram metal object undergoes a series of grinding, buffing and polishing techniques. Variations or 'imperfections' in the product's finish are characteristics of the creation process. Due to this handmade nature, no two pieces are ever exactly alike.

Jewelry
  • Fine jewelry should be wiped clean with a soft, lint-free cloth or soaked in warm water with a little dish soap
  • Use a soft brush behind the gems where dust can collect
  • Avoid using lotion or cosmetics on blackened rhodium-plated surfaces
  • Store pieces separately as gems may scratch metal or other gems
Burnished Bronze with Gold Cladding
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Do not soak, even in plain water, or leave unwashed overnight
  • Do not use solvents, ammonia or any household soaps/detergents with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring pads that can scratch and dull metal surfaces
  • As with all metals, never place in microwave oven
Ceramics
  • Microwave safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Dishwasher safe
Enamel over Polished Aluminum
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Do not leave aluminum in standing water
  • To prevent stains, remove all food, especially with an acidic base after use
  • Just prior to serving, wipe or spray with vegetable oil to act as a barrier against highly acidic or salty foods
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring pads that can scratch and dull metal surfaces
Porcelain without Gold and Platinum
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Microwave safe
  • Oven safe up to 1652 degrees F
Porcelain with Gold or Platinum
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Not microwave safe
  • Oven safe up to 1652 degrees F
Nickelplate
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Avoid extended contact with reactive foods such as undiluted lemon juice, salt, mayonnaise or egg
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use steel wool, scouring pads or toxic dips
Nickelplate, Glass
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Avoid extended contact with reactive foods such as undiluted lemon juice, salt, mayonnaise or egg
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use steel wool, scouring pads or toxic dips
  • If glass is removable, glass is dishwasher safe
Nickelplate, Marble
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Avoid extended contact with reactive foods such as undiluted lemon juice, salt, mayonnaise or egg
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use steel wool, scouring pads or toxic dips
Nickelplate, Stainless Steel
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Avoid extended contact with reactive foods such as undiluted lemon juice, salt, mayonnaise or egg
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use steel wool, scouring pads or toxic dips
Nickelplate, Brass Plate
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Avoid extended contact with reactive foods such as undiluted lemon juice, salt, mayonnaise or egg
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use steel wool, scouring pads or toxic dips
Nickelplate, Porcelain
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Avoid extended contact with reactive foods such as undiluted lemon juice, salt, mayonnaise or egg
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use steel wool, scouring pads or toxic dips
  • If porcelain is removable, porcelain is dishwasher safe
Nickelplate, Enamel
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Avoid extended contact with reactive foods such as undiluted lemon juice, salt, mayonnaise or egg
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use steel wool, scouring pads or toxic dips
Oxidized Bronze
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Do not soak, even in plain water, or leave unwashed overnight
  • Do not use solvents, ammonia or any household soaps/detergents with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring pads that can scratch and dull metal surfaces
  • As with all metals, never place in microwave oven
Oxidized Bronze, Granite
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Do not soak, even in plain water, or leave unwashed overnight
  • Do not use solvents, ammonia or any household soaps/detergents with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring pads that can scratch and dull metal surfaces
  • As with all metals, never place in microwave oven
Polished Aluminum
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Do not leave aluminum in standing water
  • To prevent stains, remove all food, especially with an acidic base after use
  • Just prior to serving, wipe or spray with vegetable oil to act as a barrier against highly acidic or salty foods
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring pads that can scratch and dull metal surfaces
  • As with all metals, never place in microwave oven
Silverplate
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Do not use steel wool, scouring pads or toxic dips
  • To avoid tarnishing dry silver plate before storing in silver chest or felt bag
  • Polish using appropriate silver plate cleaner
  • As with all metals, never place in microwave oven
Stainless Steel, Goldplate
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • As with all metals, never place in microwave oven
Stainless Steel, Nickelplate
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • As with all metals, never place in microwave oven
Stainless Steel, Oxidized Bronzed
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • As with all metals, never place in microwave oven
Stainless Steel
  • Stainless Steel is dishwasher-safe
Lead Crystal
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
  • To reduce hard water spots, add a dash of vinegar to the water when hand washing
  • To avoid chips and cracks, place upright and avoid contact with other glasses when storing
Glass
  • Dishwasher safe
  • To avoid chips and cracks, place upright and avoid contact with other glasses when storing
Non-Lead Crystal
  • Dishwasher safe
  • To avoid chips and cracks, place upright and avoid contact with other glasses when storing
Flatware
  • Wash thoroughly prior to use
  • Promptly rinse your flatware after use
  • Loosely load your dishwasher so water circulates freely
  • Avoid contact with other metal objects
  • Avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents
  • Remove flatware immediately after dishwasher cycle is complete and hand dry any remaining water on flatware before storing