All Things Andrea

All Things Andrea

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cleaning Vintage Aluminum Ware

I decided to take advantage of today's snowy weather to stay in and tackle "pressure washing" my growing collection of vintage aluminum ware.  An antique dealer somewhere along the way had tipped me off on the trick of washing them in the dishwasher (as long as you don't use dish detergent!!).

I washed them on the high heat and heavy duty setting I normally use, but I'm wondering if I should have used a lower heat setting, as I think they darkened a bit....

But, they're still perfect for storing and organizing sewing notions and fabrics,

exactly what I had envisioned for them all along.

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