So you have purchased this new cutlery for yourself, or for some important guests coming over this weekend or just for your loved ones. But now that you have it you are suddenly stuck with one question. How am I supposed to keep it shiny and clean?
Well, you have come to the right place because it’s a big question especially in these times of coronavirus pandemic when you are doing all your house chores by yourself.
Clean cutlery means that you are going to have a better shelf life. Keeping cutlery dry and clean keeps it from corrosion and rust.
- Make sure that you wash your brand-new cutlery in warm water and mild detergent before using it for the first time. Rinse it again in warm water and dry it carefully before keeping it on the shelves.
- Repeat the above process every time you use the cutlery. Take note that you wash the cutlery as soon as possible after each use as leaving it unwashed for a long time may make the task tougher.
- Wiping the cutlery is of utmost importance. If you leave it to dry naturally, it may be left with white marks due to the detergent not wiped.
- White vinegar is the best and easiest solution for tarnished cutlery. To make this mixture add one part vinegar to eight parts warm water in a big bowl or vessel. Put your cutlery in the mixture for 10 minutes and voila! Wash it clean and dry.
- Olive oil will work the best if your cutlery is left with streaks. Cotton cloth soaked with a spoon of olive oil rubbed gently on the cutlery is going to make your cutlery as good as new.
- Put an aluminum foil on the base of a pan.
- Add cold water along with a tablespoon of salt and bicarbonate each. Immediately add half cup of vinegar to it.
- Pour hot water and put the cutlery in it.
- Soak for five minutes and you have the silver cutlery as good as new.
- When you use a knife for longer durations it is meant to get blunt soon. It’s really necessary that you get your cutlery sharpened regularly so that it can be used to its full potential.
With all these cleaning guides you must have gained some ‘cutlery knowledge’. This will help you clean your cutlery like a pro.