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Old 01-28-2020, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Northeastern U.S.
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I'm having a friend over tomorrow, and I planned on serving some cookies and possibly some mints in a sterling silver dish? Does anyone know if the cookies and mints, which have egg white in them, can cause any permanent harm to the silver dish (it's an antique of great sentimental value)?

Need the info soon. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2020, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Surely there won’t be that much egg in either cookies or mints. If you get a little tarnish, it can be polished out.

If the dish is an old silver plated one, you might not want to use it. Polishing does wear the plating thin.
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Old 01-29-2020, 01:41 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If you are worried about it, place a nice doily on the tray before you place the cookies. it will look nice and protect your tray.


My knee jerk answer was no, it wouldn't harm the tray, but then I couldn't remember ever putting cookies on a silver tray. I've got some pretty crystal platters that I use. But it is a common thing to see doilies on silver trays. You can use the paper ones that are disposable to cut the work involved.


I've put candies and mints into a silver candy dish many times with no harm. My MIL liked to put those little butter mints into a silver candy dish, no problem. my mother always filled a silver candy dish with ribbon candy at Christmas.
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Old 01-29-2020, 01:43 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Veering slightly off topic, my MIL had a set of lovely little ivory spoons and ivory egg cups specifically for eating soft boiled eggs.
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Old 01-29-2020, 02:05 PM
 
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I think it might tarnish the tray, but I don't think it would cause damage.
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Old Today, 02:10 PM
 
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If you are worried about it, place a nice doily on the tray before you place the cookies. it will look nice and protect your tray.


My knee jerk answer was no, it wouldn't harm the tray, but then I couldn't remember ever putting cookies on a silver tray. I've got some pretty crystal platters that I use. But it is a common thing to see doilies on silver trays. You can use the paper ones that are disposable to cut the work involved.


I've put candies and mints into a silver candy dish many times with no harm. My MIL liked to put those little butter mints into a silver candy dish, no problem. my mother always filled a silver candy dish with ribbon candy at Christmas.
Yep. Doilies are the answer and would be the traditional way to present such items on silver trays.
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