Incorporating United Cutlers of Sheffield

Cutlery Care

Follow this advice and your Hiram Wild cutlery will remain in pristine condition.

18/10 Stainless Steel

Hand Washing

DO

  • Rinse, wash and dry after use-proplonged contact with acids found in food residue and mineral salts in water can attack the metal and cause pitting or staining.

  • Take extra care with knives, the carbon content reduces the stainless resistance of the blade.

  • Polish away any stains witha reputable stainless polish.

DO NOT

  • Leave soaking in water or damp after washing.

  • Use abrasive pads or harsh cleaning agents which will scratch the surface.

 

Dishwashers

DO

  • Follow the machine instructions.

  • Remove and HAND DRY the cutlery as soon as the cycle has finished.

  • Load knife blades DOWNWARDS.

DO NOT

  • Leave unwashed cutlery for any length of time.

  • Use a RINSE and HOLD cycle.

  • Mix EPNS and stainless steel cutlery in the same basket.

Silver Plate [EPNS] and Sterling Silver

Hand Washing

DO

  • Rinse, wash and dry after use-prolonged contact with acids found in food residue and mineral salts in water can attack the metal and cause pitting or staining.

  • Take extra care with knives, the carbon content reduces the stainless resistance of the blade.

  • Polish away any stains with a reputable silver polish.

  • Wash silver cutlery seperately from stainless steel.

  • Chemical reaction may cause discolouration.

  • Clean with silver cloth as sulphides in food, such as eggs cause tarnish.

  • Use a reputable silver dip or polish where necessary if heavy tarnishing occurs.

  • Store in an air-tight container or Hiram Wild's anti tarnish rolls or canteens.

DO NOT

  • Leave soaking in water or damp after washing.

  • Use abrasive pads or harsh cleaning agents which will scratch the surface, be concerned when small scratches appear.

  • Silver is a soft metal and marks easily but gradually gains a fine, whitish patina.

 

Dishwashers

DO

  • Follow the machine instructions.

  • Remove and HAND DRY the cutlery as soon as the cycle has finsihed.

  • Load knife blades DOWNWARDS.

DO NOT

  • Leave unwanted cutlery for any length of time.

  • Use a RINSE and HOLD cycle.

  • Mix silver and stainless steel cutlery in the same basket.