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Great tips on how to guarantee the quality of your cutlery as time goes by.

It's inevitable that cutlery deteriorates with use and over time, but there are a few straightforward steps to guarantee that it keeps shining like day one. Here are some useful tips to keep your knives, forks, spoons and other cutlery looking like they're brand new.
At Summa we believe that cutlery plays a key role in the guest's dining experience. For us, each piece is indispensable and that's why we want you to keep them looking great for as long as possible.

Here are some tips for the optimal care and hygiene of your cutlery:

Providing excellent customer service is paramount in the restaurant industry. We often prefer our staff to spend more time serving the guests than cleaning cutlery by hand, so that's why the dishwasher becomes our turn-to option.
Even so, it's important to rinse the cutlery first, removing any remains of food that could damage it, such as acidic food and citrus fruits.That said, we shouldn't leave it to soak for a long time, as this could rust the pieces. Even if the cutlery is made from the finest quality stainless steel, like ours, it can also rust with prolonged exposure to certain foods and water.
Meanwhile, you should try you should try to avoid using soaps and abrasive detergents in the dishwasher, as these could damage the cutlery due to its ferritic properties.
In fact, cooking oil is great for cutlery that might have lost its sparkle or have some spots of rust. The best way to solve this is by wiping the cutlery with a soft cloth with some cooking oil on, rinsing it afterwards in warm water and drying it properly. It's always important that cutlery is totally dry after washing, as water can corrode it. We recommend drying it with a cotton tea towel.  

As for storing cutlery, a good idea is to put an elastic band around each type of implement (knives, forks, etc.) to stop them from rubbing together. And this means they're always kept together for easy use the next time. The storage place should also be free from moisture and prevent the cutlery from coming into contact with pollutants.  
By following these simple steps your cutlery will last much longer and will sparkle like day one. In the restaurant industry, it's vital for cutlery to look good, work well and enjoy perfect maintenance to guarantee a great dining experience.