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How to Clean and Maintain 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery

How to Clean and Maintain 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery

Cleaning and maintaining 18/10 stainless steel cutlery is relatively easier compared to 18/0 stainless steel cutlery. These products are more resistant to staining and corrosion compared to their counterparts as they contain 18% chromium and 10% nickel which gives them added durability and shine.

Handwashing 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery

Thoroughly rinse the cutlery in warm water immediately after use to remove any food residue. Use mild detergent and avoid harsh detergents or abrasives like bleach as they can damage the surface. Use a soft sponge to gently scrub the cutlery and avoid scrubbing with steel wool or brushes as they can scratch the surface.
For stubborn residue, soak the cutlery in warm soapy water to loosen the grime before scrubbing with a soft sponge.
Thoroughly rinse to remove all soap residue that can cause spotting and dry immediately with a clean dry towel to avoid spotting and eliminate any chance of corrosion.

Cleaning 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery in Dishwashers

18/10 stainless-steel cutlery is dishwasher-safe however it’s best to use a gentle cycle to maintain the best appearance.
Avoid overcrowding the cutlery as this can cause scratching during the wash cycle.
Once the dishwasher cycle is complete, remove the cutlery and dry it with a clean and soft towel to prevent spotting.

General advice for maintaining 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery

Use stainless steel cleaner or polish to maintain the shine and protect the surface on occasion. Follow the instructions for the application.
For stubborn stains, create a paste using baking soda and water. Apply to the cutlery and gently rub with a soft cloth, rinsing thoroughly to remove all residue.
Avoid using bleach or cleaners with chlorine as this will damage the stainless-steel surface.
Store in a clean and well-ventilated area away from humidity and store in a cutlery tray to prevent scratching.

Reward Hospitality New Zealand stocks appropriate cleaning products for 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery

Of course, we have a huge range of cutlery available for you to purchase for your venue. The bonus is our range of cleaning products, polishers, storage solutions and so much more to help you maintain your 18/10 stainless steel cutleryShop our range online to ensure the longevity of your cutlery so they continue to not only function but shine as well.

By following these cleaning and maintenance guidelines, you can help prolong the life of your 18/10 stainless steel cutlery will maintain its lustre and resist corrosion over time.

If you're eager to delve deeper into the world of cutlery, we've got you covered with a range of articles. Learn the art of creating an elegant dining experience by exploring How to Place Cutlery in a Formal Table Setting, discover the science and craftsmanship behind the choice of Stainless Steel for Cutlery and Utensils, delve into the fascinating diversity of Cutlery Designs and their Specific Purposes. And for those who value the longevity of their 18/10 stainless steel cutlery, find guidance on How to Clean and Maintain it. If you're in the hospitality industry, we also provide insights into Selecting the Right Cutlery for your Business. Read more on our Resource Centre page for an even deeper dive into the world of cutlery.   

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