Care Advice For Stainless Steel Cutlery

Stainless Steel Cutlery Care

To maintain the quality of your Stainless Steel Cutlery, please follow our care instructions.

Stainless steel is highly resistant to staining and corrosion. However, even the finest alloys will suffer if corrosive food, chemicals, common salt, mineral salts (present in tap water), vinegar, some harsh detergents and bleaches are not removed by proper washing, rinsing and drying procedures. Your cutlery may suffer from staining, pitting or rusting if it is not cared for properly. Please note the following to prolong the life of your cutlery:

  • Before the first use, wash in lukewarm soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft towel.
  • Always be aware of how your cutlery should be washed.
  • Cutlery should be washed immediately after use.
  • If you leave food etc. on cutlery for any time, corrosive substances within food can cause damage.
  • Ensure that detergents have thoroughly dissolved in the water before immersing your cutlery.
  • Always dry your cutlery immediately after washing ensuring all moisture is removed, otherwise surface rusting can occur.
  • Follow the manufacturers instructions if you wash your cutlery in the dishwasher and remove immediately after the drying cycle.
  • Periodically clean your cutlery with a reputable stainless steel cleaner to ensure it keeps its lustre.
  • Do not soak cutlery for long periods as this may cause pitting and staining.
  • Ensure not to use liquid bleaches in washing up water.
  • Never use abrasive washing powders or bleaches as these will corrode your cutlery.
  • Do not scour with an abrasive pad or wire wool.
  • Do not use a silver cleaner on your stainless steel cutlery.
  • Do not expose cutlery to a flame.

Whilst every effort is being made to ensure that the cutlery you have just purchased is in perfect condition, there may be some small variations in the finish as each Newbridge Cutlery product is individually finished.