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Has anyone heard of a source for the non-tarnish velvety lined drawer inserts? I remember seeing something like this in a butlers pantry of a high end show home. There must be some after market insert out there.
I'm tired of trying to find a place for the old silverchest with Grandma's silver in it. I use it several times year, so I want it somewhat handy, but the box is a pain. It would be nice to dedicate a drawer to storing the real silver silverware and the china in built in an Ikea cabinet hutch type thingy.
I'm not sure where you would get such a thing, but what you're looking for is Pacific Cloth. Good luck! Let us know what you find - I've often thought about the same thing myself...especially now with the 12" deep drawers I could put some in my hutch!
The trick is to prevent the tarnish, you must protect the silver from air pollutants. You can buy anti-tarnish strips but for them to be effective, they must be with the silver in an air tight enclosure:
Q. How do I use them?
A. Simply put 3M Anti-Tarnish strips in a well-sealed enclosure with tarnish-free metal items. The more air-tight the enclosure, the longer the strips will remain effective. The enclosure can be a china cabinet, silverware chest, drawer, jewelry box, plastic or cloth storage bag, safe-deposit box, toolbox or other container.
The Silver Flatware Storage Rolls work pretty good and put the flatware into smaller bundles that can be more easily stored. I've got some that are probably 50 or more years old with some antique silver in them that still look good though I have not polished (or used it) in at least 30 years.
The rolls look OK, but they don't seem like they would be easy to access and set the table quickly. I do use my silver, so I was hoping for a silverdrawer that was kindof like the inside of the silverchest.
The zippered bags look like a good option - 1 zip and there is all is!
You won't be able to fit 2 in a 24" drawer, though. The interior of a 24" cabinet is only 22.5", plus the drawer boxes are set in a bit to account for the glides/sides of the boxes - say another 1/2" either side, plus the sides slope down, so you don't get a true 90 degree angle at the bottom. I don't have a 24" to measure, but I would guess you're looking at about 21" on the botoom of a 24" drawer box .
Those do look cool - I hate the rolls we have - it's part of the reason I don't get my silver out more often. I have to remember which roll has the pickle fork...pain in the yahoo.
Protect against tarnish with this special insert completely covered with your choice of Pacific Silvercloth® or Guardian Cloth®. A protective flap covers and protects silver. Slotted blocks hold knives, forks and spoons.