1. Clean your flatware before using it for the first time.
    Wash it in hot, soapy water with a soft sponge or dishcloth. Rinse in hot water to     remove all soap residue (Make sure to rinse it all out as this is one of the culprits for     dulling your flatware.) Dry your silverware with a soft towel. Do not air dry your     flatware because this create water spots and decreases its shine.
  2. Wash and dry your flatware after use.
    Use soap, ammonia or detergent in hot water to wash your silverware. Use a soft sponge or cloth. Make sure to remove all the food particles. Dry with a soft towel.
  3. To remove streaks and heat stains from your silverware, you can do any of the following:a.     Use olive oil by rubbing it gently to your silverware with a dish cloth.
    b.     Use club soda to remove streaks or stains and then dry with a soft towel.
    c.     Use lemon juice and dish cloth.
  4. Polish your silverware by using vinegar. Wet a soft cloth with cider vinegar or undiluted white vinegar, rub it to brighten up the dull areas.
  5. If you use dishwasher, take your silverware out after the rinse cycle and dry it by hand to reduce spots left on your flatware.
  6. Wash your flatware several times to remove stubborn stains.
  7. Avoid the following when caring for your flatware:
    a.     Do not use steel wool to scrub your flatware
    b.     Do not use abrasive or harmful cleansers containing chlorine bleach, alcohol,  or oven cleaners.
    c.     Do not allow your flatware to overheat.

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