Cleaning Stainless Steel Cutlery in Evanston, Il. 60201, is easy to clean, says Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service. Mix the following ingredients in the kitchen sink or any nonaluminum container. 1/4 cup chlorine bleach, 1/4 cup Calgon Water softener, 1 gallon very hot water.
Immerse stainless steel cutlery in the solution for 30 minutes and wash as usual. This is not for use on real silver.
To remove stubborn spots from stainless steel, use a little nongel toothpaste or some silver polish in a separate container with a little ammonia added to it. Apply this with a soft cloth, wash, rinse and dry.
Wash silver cutlery as soon as possible after using to prevent tarnish-causing stains.Your main goal is to remove food particles from cutlery so bacteria is not allowed to grow on them.
Wash all fine cutlery by hand, using liquid dishwashing detergent and a nylon or vegetable scrubber or pad. Do not use steel wool because it can scratch the smooth surfaces. Don't soak knives, especially wooden handled ones. Water can seep between the handles and the blades and encourage bacteria growth. Water seepage also leads to deterioration of the bond between handles and blades and excess water can warp wooden handles. Wipe cutlery dry as soon as possible.
Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201, says not to put good knives in the dishwasher, always wash them by hand. The knives bounce around in the dishwasher and can scratch other utensils, such as plastic cooking spoons and spatulas. The knives can also damage other knives.
To avoid cutting yourself when washing knives, wipe them from the back of the blade diagonally toward the tip.