Silver Plated Cutlery and Stainless Steel Cutlery Care Recommendations.
SILVER PLATED CUTLERY
Discoloration of Fork Prongs:
Surface Marking of Silver:
STAINLESS STEEL CUTLERY
Staining: Rainbow coloured stains have appeared on items
Surface Marking of Stainless Steel: Surface scratches, scuffing and indentations have occurred on the surface of items after little use. Although stainless steel is harder than silver, where the surface is of a high polish it will naturally begin to take on a patina from the initial usage. The patina build up may take longer than that for silver on a like for like basis but nevertheless it will happen. Differences in the surface markings from piece to piece will vary because of the same reason as given previously for silver.
1) Question: How can I prevent my cutlery from tarnishing?
Answer: It is not possible to prevent silver from tarnishing only to take action which will slow the process down. This can be achieved by storing cutlery in a box or drawer in a room without a fire of any type and if possible choose one of the lesser used rooms. To reduce tarnishing effects by sulphides in food stuffs, wash cutlery as soon after use as possible. Using silver cleaners with anti tarnish additives will also help.
2) Question: How can I clean tarnish from my cutlery particularly that which occurs on the tips of fork prongs?
Answer: There are several methods available such as:
NOTE: It is recommended that following any cleaning operation, cutlery should be washed before use.
3) Question: Can I wash my cutlery in a dishwasher?
Answer: Most of the cutlery manufactured by ourselves can be washed in a dishwasher provided the following instructions are followed. Special hardenable stainless steels are generally used for knives to give them a lasting edge and strength. These steels can become pitted if repeatedly left wet.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR CUTLERY LOOKING ITS BEST
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