Polishing the cutlery before putting them on the table will make everything more beautiful and more elegant. And if they are silver, you must periodically treat them to avoid oxidation. How you do it? It’s effortless.
When you decide to set an important table, you will probably show off your best tablecloth, but also the most beautiful set of plates and cutlery. Do you have silver or steel forks and knives?
How To Clean Steel Cutlery
The iron alloy comprising stainless steel can be difficult to stain but is not fingerprint-resistant.
First, wash the cutlery with hot water and dish soap. It is important to remove excess food as quickly as possible after eating as salt and acids cause gradual damage.
Hand dry with a clean, non-abrasive cloth to remove any water stains. The faster you dry the cutlery, the better, as the air will cause unwanted natural drying marks.
Natural cleaning solutions like vinegar, cider, lemon juice, olive oil, and carbonated water work wonderfully in removing stains from stainless steel.
How To Clean Silver Cutlery
Cleaning silver cutlery may seem old-fashioned, but it is essential. Silver is easily damaged, and you will need to clean it thoroughly.
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Remove food remnants as soon as possible and rinse off excess dirt or residue with warm soapy water. Always use a soft, non-abrasive cloth to dry silver cutlery, removing any slight oxidation with special cloths to polish the silver metal or anti-tarnish strips. To protect your cutlery and keep it clean longer, store the silver in cotton bags or wrappers.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff