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How to Care for Tin Products

Here is proper care for tinware.

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What is tin?

Tin is a dull-shining metal which is resistant to rust and discoloration because it is hard to oxidize. It has been used as pieces of equipment for Shinto and Buddhism since ancient times in Japan. It is said that only aristocrats could use tinware in the imperial court in the Heian period (AD 794-1185) due to its being precious.

Even today, it is precious metal next to gold and silver of its scarcity value. There are many tin products, for example, tableware thanks to its following features.

Features of tinware

Tin is the best material for tableware because it does not have a metal smell and has an antibacterial effect. Another feature is that it is flexible enough to be bent by hand.

In addition, it has a mysterious power to change the taste of drinks. For example, if you pour dry Japanese sake into a tinware cup, it will become a mild taste, or sour wine will change to a mellow one.

It has been scientifically proven that the taste of drinks poured into tin products has changed. However, it has not been clarified why it will happen. Tin may have been used in sacred rituals by this mystique.

How to care for tin products

This section explains how to care for tinware.

Method for cleaning tin products

Please use a soft sponge and kitchen detergents in washing tinware. Also, please do not scrub it with a hard brush because it may cause scratches.

Please use a soft sponge and kitchen detergents in washing tinware. Also, please do not scrub it with a hard brush because it may cause scratches.

If it loses its color, please polish it with baking soda to restore its luster.

Please do not use it in the dishwasher and the dryer because tin is a low-melting-point metal.

Method of storage

If you leave something with strong acidity or dark color in the tin product for a long time, it may change color. So, please do not use it as a storage container.

If you leave something with strong acidity or dark color in the tin product for a long time, it may change color. So, please do not use it as a storage container.

Also, please do not keep it in the refrigerator for long periods or do not put it in the freezer because it can deteriorate at a low temperature.

Caution for use

Tinware can not be used in a microwave oven. In addition, please be careful not to burn yourself when pouring something hot such as soup or tea into a tinware cup due to its high thermal conductivity.

Tinware can not be used in a microwave oven. In addition, please be careful not to burn yourself when pouring something hot such as soup or tea into a tinware cup due to its high thermal conductivity.

Tin is a soft metal and you can change its shape by hand. However, please be careful not to bend it too much, which may cause damage.

Your life with high-quality tinware

When you care for tinware properly, you can enjoy it for a long period, sometimes all through your life.

When you care for tinware properly, you can enjoy it for a long period, sometimes all through your life. So please enrich your table with elegant tin products.

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