Cutlery - stainless steel
All our cutleries are made from stainless steel. Stainless steel is a very robust material, which is easy to care for. You should, however, always follow our care guide, since stainless steel should maybe rather be called rust-resistant steel, because all steel – also stainless steel – can rust, if it is not treated correctly. But if you follow our guide lines, your cutlery can last for many years and stay beautiful and rust free.
Before using your new cutlery for the first time, we recommend you wash it thoroughly by hand to remove potential dust from the production. Cutlery should always be rinsed or washed immediately after use, since acid from certain foods can damage it – but never let it soak. If certain measures are taken, all our cutleries are dishwasher safe. Make sure to use dishwasher detergent and rinse aid from the same brand and to dose it correctly – it must not contain chlorine. Always place the knives in a separate dishwasher basket, since the blades are made from less rust resistant steel than the rest of the cutlery. Do not overload the dishwasher, as cutlery needs proper space in order to be thoroughly washed and rinsed.
As soon as the wash is completed, you should open the dishwasher door to let the moisture out - and if you have time for it, we recommend that you thoroughly dry the cutlery with a tea towel. To avoid the infamous rust, you should regularly run a cleaning cycle on your dishwasher and avoid putting stainless cutlery in the dishwasher along with rusty steel. Also check regularly whether the plastic coatings on the dishwasher baskets are intact, since the steel underneath otherwise can rust and cause rust in the dishwasher.
Rust is tiny rust particles that are being swirled around in the dishwasher during wash cycles and thereby end up on cutlery and other things made from steel.