Cutlery is subject to exposure to all types of chemicals through regular use: oily foods, minerals and detergents, to mention a few. Over time, that once-sparkling flatware’s finish becomes dull and stained. Even stainless-steel cutlery stains. Oftentimes, these stains may be rubbed away with things already in the kitchen; occasionally, it might take more than one way to totally eliminate a stain.
Pour a small number of white vinegar on a nonabrasive white cloth. Wipe down the cutlery with the cloth to eliminate general marks and stains such as white hard-water deposits. Rinse and dry with a new white cloth.
Fill the sink with 1 inch of hot water enough to fully cover a layer of cutlery. Pour in 1 tablespoon of baking soda, swishing it around to dissolve the powder. Insert the cutlery into the baking-soda soak and enable them to sit for 10 or 15 minutes. Rinse the cutlery and buff each piece individually.
Add a squirt of light dish soap to shallow bowl of hot water. Dip a sponge or dishcloth to the soapy water, then rub cutlery tinted with a rainbow discoloration. This discoloration happens from a dishwasher that does not rinse and dry adequately if strong detergents are utilized to clean the cutlery, or when the cutlery has been subjected to extremely hot grease. Rinse and dry the cutlery after hardened with the soapy water. This process also removes some chalky hard-water deposits left behind when cutlery is left to air dry.
Apply a dab of stainless-steel cutlery shine into a soft white cloth. Rub stainless steel to eliminate stains and restore shine. Rinse and dry as directed by the polish package instructions, which might vary by manufacturer.