Stainless Steel Cutlery Care Stainless steel is a resistant, easy-to-care and good value for money metal. This is why most of cutlery makers such as Guy Degrenne, Eternum and Couzon, give it a large place in their range. But even if it is possible to find a stainless steel cutlery set at a discount price, buying branded cutlery is still an investment. This text gives you some advice in order to take care of your stainless steel cutlery and keep it shiny. You may already have some stainless steel cutlery, maybe you have just bought new ones but do you really know how to look after them so that they keep their original state over the years?Even if the stainless steel cutlery is easy to care, you should follow some advice if you want to make sure that your cutlery will shine for long. First of all, you should wash your cutlery before the first use. Second, you will be able to use the dishwasher to clean your stainless steel items, but then again, a few rules have to be followed. First, rinse your cutlery in clear water in order to wash away food residue: salt, mustard, vinegar, lemon, salad dressing in particular and every other acid substance before putting them into the dishwasher. Furthermore, avoid washing your stainless steel cutlery with other metallic products (silver, iron…) or any other material which potentially contains rust. Once your stainless steel cutlery is clean, dry it immediately with a soft cloth to avoid water traces. When washing stainless steel products, be careful not to use bleach or acid substances. Try also not to scratch your stainless steel products. To do so, do not use an abrasive sponge and avoid as much as possible to clatter the cutlery.To store your cutlery without them clattering, you should use a cutlery set case. Wooden or cardboard, these cases are especially made to store cutlery. Various cases are available on the market; their size is usually adapted to standard cutlery sets. Following those rules should guarantee a long life to your cutlery. Besides, these pieces of advice are good for most kitchenware. However, you should know that they are relevant only for stainless steel cutlery. Other rules apply when you want to look after more specific items such as a kitchen knife.