I decided to pull out and polish some silver serving pieces to use for lunch on Sunday. I'm not sure I've ever actually used them before, and am wondering if I need to be wary, in terms of affecting the silver (plate), with certain foods. I'll be serving potato puree and braised peas and lettuce. Off hand, I can't imagine any chemical reactions with those, but would be interested in knowing if there are problems with pitting etc. with other foods. I plan to heat them by pouring boiling water.