Keep cutlery carefully and protected

To gently clean silverware, expensive and often toxic special products are not necessarily required. A whole range of home remedies are available and the application methods are usually more important than the active ingredients. However, there are a number of recommended tips and tricks that should be avoided.

Single and collective storage

For the long receipt of a cutlery, the storage is an important factor. Even if traces and effects are not immediately noticeable, the joint storage of several pieces of cutlery always leads to wear and scratches. If you want to build a cutlery box yourself, you should plan a single storage for high-quality cutlery.

Among the steel cutlery there are high-quality alloys that better withstand mechanical external influences than simpler products. The chrome nickel steel 18/10, for example, is one of the most insensitive steels in daily use. It can also be stored for a long time without visible traces in storage containers or Liegefächern.

Varietal purity spares

Whenever possible, the least possible mixing of different metals should take place when storing. Silver and steel are better kept separate in order to prevent interactions with respect to the oxidation reactions. The greater the variety purity at the storage location, the higher the conservation effect.

Cases and containers

The principle of the knife block for preparation knives in the kitchen can also be used for complete sets of cutlery. The free hanging of the head sides of cutlery spares. An elongated strip or a box with support lid with the appropriate holes can be made like a knife block itself.

Cutlery is to be stored particularly well with textile protective covers. The tinkering of a cutlery bag can be created like a rollable tool bag. The individual compartments should be dimensioned in such a way that no bare metal meets each other when rolling up.

If you do not want to make your own bag, you can achieve this effect in principle with a meandering folded cloth in the cutlery drawer. The cutlery pieces are inserted individually and each covered with a Stoffknick.

Tips & Tricks

The principle of the aluminum paper, which "decreases" the reaction by means of a chemical reaction to the silverware, is of limited use in the case of storage and steel cutlery. A small aluminum foil ball can help in the cutlery drawer. A conventional piece of chalk serves the same purpose.

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