Care of Cutlery
Whilst all of our stainless steel cutlery is dishwasher safe, washing Grunwerg products by hand is recommended. Washing by hand will preserve the look of your products over time, but all cutlery and stainless steel items are dishwasher safe including for automatic dishwashing in the hospitality industry.
Knives are more prone to corrosion than other cutlery as they are made of a different steel to forks and spoons in order to produce a sharp edge. We therefore strongly recommend that our knives are always hand washed and dried straight after.
Damaging chemicals, salts, grease, moisture and heat for prolonged periods of time, all of which are present inside your dishwasher, can cause pitting and corrosion on stainless steel which is why washing by hand is preferable.
If your stainless steel cutlery has developed rust spots or pitting as a result of going through your dishwasher then using a stainless cleaner or stainless brightener, such as Bar Keepers Friend will get rid of these marks. Or you can make a paste of baking soda and water, and apply it with a soft cloth, rubbing gently.
Always follow the instructions that come with your dishwasher. Remove cutlery from the dishwasher once the cycle has finished and ideally dry with a soft cloth.
Rinse or wash cutlery after use, many foods will cause damage to cutlery if left on the surface, particularly salty foods, vinegar, sauces and fruit juice.
- Do not leave items to soak in buckets or in sinks overnight.
- Do not leave items in a damp location.
- Do not use wool or abrasive cleaners.
PVD coated cutlery should be washed by hand and not put in a dishwasher.