Wilton Armetale Silver - did I ruin it?
I recently bought a beautiful (and expensive) set of Wilton Armetale silver serving trays - the kind that can even go in the oven to keep your food warm. Well, I was very dumb and did not read the directions, and ran them through the dishwasher (which apparantly is a big no-no). Now the silver surface is cloud-y looking, like its dirty but will not wash off. Are they ruined? Is there anything I can do to fix this?
Wilton Armetale is not silver, so you didn't ruin it. Buy some Armetale polish and you can restore much of the shiny finish. It won't look brand new, but that's okay; even if you had not put it into the dishwasher it would lose a bit of that super-shiny factory finish after a few uses and washings.
See if you can find a tin of Never Dull. Most hardware stores carry it and that will help enormously. You'll be amazed what you can use it on and it lasts forever.
It used to be suggested that if you wanted high polish Armetale to liik like older pewter that you do wash it in the dishwasher. So if that is not the look you are going for then keep it out of there.