There are several advantages and disadvantages to substituting regular stainless steel
cutlery or silverware with gold cutlery.
Among the obvious advantages are that gold cutlery adds increased elegance to any
dining affair, and gold itself is a completely non-toxic and safe metal should microscopic
amounts of it scrape off during prolonged use and get into food.
Since gold is such a soft, malleable metal, it is also true the cutlery is not as durable
as silverware or stainless steel.
This is in large part due to the fact that most gold cutlery is in actuality made from
zinc or copper with a thin plating of pure gold on its surface, which can easily be abraded,
scratched, and marred over time.
The relative fragility of this cutlery compared to that of other types of silverware is
its major drawback in repeated use.
Plated cutlery has a layer of surface gold that is only several microns thick.
By comparison, a human hair is usually between 50-120 microns in thickness.
Antique gold cutlery that is solid gold may present even more difficulties, as the soft
quality of gold makes it likely that harm will occur.
For example, the tines in forks will break with repeated use and the cutlery will sustain
bending and warping damage with regular use that is difficult to repair.
Methods for cleaning gold cutlery are best chosen based on how much time and money
someone wants to put into maintaining its original quality.
All abrasive polishes and rough polishing cloths should be avoided, as they can strip
off areas of the gold surface where fine scratches or pits may have appeared during use.
Automatic dishwasher cleaning should also be avoided and only hand cleaning employed
to avoid unexpected mechanical or chemical damage.
Expensive ultrasonic cleaners are available using high frequency sound waves and tap
water to clean delicate materials such as jewelry and this type of cutlery, with minimal
A low-cost method would be to use a jewelry polishing cloth with a mild acidic solution
of lemon juice in water, using a gentle swirling motion to polish the cutlery and rub out stains.
Modern electroplating technology provides beautiful gold tableware at a fairly affordable price.
Just like INFULL's golden tableware, it uses advanced electroplating technology and
layered quality inspection to ensure that each of our utensils is perfect and undamaged
when it reaches the customer's hands.
If properly maintained, the golden tableware can maintain its new appearance indefinitely.