Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Remove Dark Stains From Stainless Steel Tableware

Stainless steel tableware is a popular choice for everyday use, as well as special occasions. Its popularity is due, in part, to its durability, appearance and easy care requirements. The appearance and durability of stainless steel tableware largely depends on the amount of nickel content present. Nickel is what helps prevent stainless steel from pitting and staining. Leaving acidic foods on the utensils however, or subjecting them to improper or washing drying methods, can cause even the highest quality stainless steel to develop dark spots. Fortunately, with a few supplies and a bit of effort, dark spots can be removed. Does this Spark an idea?


Using Baking Soda Paste to Remove Dark Spots

1. Place 1 tbsp. of baking soda into a small container. Gradually add water to the baking soda, stirring with a spoon, to make a mixture of paste-like consistency.

2. Apply a small amount of the paste to a soft cloth or a sponge.

3. Rub the paste into the dark spots with the soft cloth or sponge.

4. Rinse the tableware thoroughly and repeat, if needed.

5. Dry the tableware thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth.

Using Stainless Steel Polish to Remove Dark Spots

6. Purchase a high quality, mild stainless steel polish. Ensure that the polish is safe to use on items that have contact with food.

7. Apply the polish to the spots on the tableware with a polishing cloth. Follow the product directions for application.

8. Hand wash the tableware with mild soap and water once you remove the spots.

9. Dry the utensils thoroughly with a clean, dry towel.

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