Happy Tuesday, friends! I am fairly certain I’m not the only one who has accidentally started the disposal without first checking to make sure nothing has slipped down into the trap? You too? Well, there’s hope! Come see how to repair silverware damaged by a disposal!
First, a little backstory. My husband’s initials are BCB and when we had our first son, we decided not to make him a junior, but to give him the same initials as his father, instead. So, when we named our son, my Mother-in-law gave us my husband’s sterling silver baby fork and spoon, which were engraved with his initials~BCB. As a baby, our son used the beautiful little fork and spoon as did our other son a few years later. Then, disaster struck. I accidentally started the disposal not realizing the spoon had slid down inside. As soon as I turned on the disposal and realized what had happened, I was heart sick! The beautiful little spoon was ruined. Obviously a baby could never eat from a spoon in this condition. But, of course I kept them anyway.
Recently our son and daughter-in-law found out they were expecting their first child, and it’s a boy! They decided to keep the tradition of “BCB” so I decided to try to have the spoon repaired if possible. I googled, “garbage disposal damaged Silver flatware” and came up with Friedman Silversmiths located in Washington State. I saw this picture below on their website and I knew I was in the right place!
I contacted Dave Friedman and sent him a picture of my fork and spoon and asked if he though he could repair the spoon. He thought he could, but asked that I send both the fork and spoon. So, I sent them to him via FedEx so I could insure and track the package. Here is his contact information:
It took about 3 weeks to get them back. And, it wasn’t cheap. It was $58 for the repair and return shipping, but he did a fantastic job! Not only did he repair the spoon, but polished up both pieces. Now they look brand new!
Can you believe the difference? I know the pictures aren’t the best, but you can see how the bowl of the spoon was severely damaged (on the left) and how pretty and smooth the spoon looks now! (shown right)
We gave the set to our son and daughter-in-law at one of their baby showers last weekend. Now when our grandson arrives, he will have his own tiny fork and spoon that once belonged to his Grandfather. He will be the third BCB! This little set is nearly 60 years old and now it will last for another 60! (Just beware of the disposal!)
If you have a piece of silver or a family heirloom which has been like-wise damaged by a disposal, contact this fine gentleman and he can help!
Dave Friedman Repair
1323 Euclid Avenue
Bellingham, Washington 98229
I am thrilled that Mr. Friedman was able to work his magic on our little family heirloom silver set! And I can’t wait until our little one is able to use them!
Well, thank you for stopping by today! I hope this post will inspire you to not only get out your silver and use it, but to polish it up and repair it if need be. Have you ever dropped a piece of silverware down the disposal? Tell me I”m not the only one! I hope you have a fabulous day! Until next time! xoxo Dell