Removing reflections in still life photography

Some of you may be familiar with using a circular polarizer (also known as CPL) when it comes to landscape photos. They’re great for shooting through water or glass without the annoying reflections. Well, have you ever thought about reflections in a still life scenario? When working with shiny objects it is easy to cast yourself and camera gear in reflections, glass vases and jars, silverware all has its problems, so why not use a CPL filter to combat these issues in still life as well?