Caring for Pewter Hip Flasks

How To Care For Your Pewter

So someone has given you a pewter ‘Pocket Hip Flask Company UK’  present and now it’s your job to clean your cherished gift and make sure it doesn’t lose any of the shininess.
No worries as we can give you a few pointers to help prolong the life of your wonderful item.


Pewter is perfect for everyday use and with the minimum of care it can retain its wonderful finish.

It should be NEVER be washed in a dishwasher (the chemicals in the detergent will react with the pewter and ruin the finish).
For this reason we recommend washing by hand in hot soapy water and dried with a soft cloth.
When drying your pewter, keep the direction of the cloth in a straight up and down motion, never in circles.
Pewter is a soft metal and will easily scratch with a hard cloth.

We recommend that you should not leave your favourite elixir in your flask for more than 24 hours.
Hip Flasks are not suitable for carbonated mixtures.

If your pewter item is heavily marked a number of metal polishes are available that can be used prior to washing.

Your pewter pocket hip flask is specially designed to carry alcoholic drinks.
It should not be used for beverages with an acid content, such as fruit juices and cordials.
Pewter is a soft metal so please keep away from hot items like open flames or sources of heat.
We do not suggest putting hot liquids in your flask, metal conducts heat and you’ll not only damage the flask but also end up burning yourself.
The hip flask will provide years of pleasure if you follow a few simple rules:

1. Rinse the inside with clean water before filling the hip flask for the first time.
2. Always empty the flask after use and rinse it out before refilling.
3. Do not keep alcohol in the flask longer than a period of 24 hours.
Refill only when you are about to use the hip flask.

Follow these simple rules and your hip flask should last a nice long time.

Antique Pewter
We do not sell Antique Pewter gifts but if you are looking for advice regarding an antique item then we recommend you talk to an expert.
Antique pewter items are cleaned and maintained differently to new pewter items.
If your item is an antique pewter artifact and has become very dark, experts from the Antique profession strongly recommend against re-polishing as this could actually reduce the value.