Stainless steel is a special type of metal that does not break easily and lasts a long time. But this strong metal also wears out and can become dirty over the long term. To properly clean your stainless steel cutlery and to keep it beautiful for a long time, there are various ways to clean your cutlery. Here are some tips for taking good care of your cutlery, after all, you use it every day.
Tips for using the dishwasher.
- Rinse it before placing it in the dishwasher with water to ensure that no residue can build up.
- Place the cutlery with the handles downwards, this ensures that the upper parts are properly cleaned and the water drains better.
- Drying as soon as possible after the wash cycle ensures that no water remains on the cutlery and thus prevents dried-on water stains.
After all, hand washing is the way that keeps your cutlery looking good the longest. You can see better if leftovers stick to it by hand and you can wash them off right away. This means you won't get any caked-on food leftovers. For hand washing, just like using the dishwasher, it is important to dry. Dried water stains do more damage than you might think.
If you do have some tarnish on your cutlery, there are a number of ways to get it off. Crystal Soda is a well-known means to get rid of this attack. Put a spoonful of soda in a bowl of lukewarm water and let the cutlery soak in it for a while. Once you have done this, you can use a sponge or a washing-up brush to brush off the deposits.
Lemon Oil is a lesser known way of cleaning your cutlery, but it also works very well for polishing your cutlery. Take a cloth and put some lemon oil on it. Use this to polish the cutlery and you will see that stains and imperfections come off easily. The lemon oil also makes the cutlery shiny again. By doing this every now and then and especially before you give a dinner, your cutlery will look like new again!