Over time everyday flatware can lose its luster. The see your reflection in the spoon trick you did when the set was first purchased is now dull with a distorted look to it. There is a little trick to restore that shiny luster so that each spoon, fork and knife will have the look it had when it first entered your kitchen.
Ordinary stainless steel utensils lose their sheen and become spotted or streaky for a number of reasons. One is obvious, they are used constantly. Another reason is they are placed in the dishwasher which cleansing is harsher than washing by hand.
To give your flatware back its shinny look all you have to do is make a simple little paste. Then use a clean, soft cloth to rub the paste onto each utensil. Once each piece is polished with the paste, rinse them with warm water to remove the coating. Then wash by hand with dish soap and dry with a clean dish cloth before replacing the flatware set to the utensil drawer.
The paste is made up of baking soda and water. Add a couple of teaspoons of baking soda into a small bowl. Then add a drop of water at a time and mix into the baking soda. Add as much water as necessary to form a paste that is smooth, yet on the thick side. If too thick to smear on the utensils add a few more drops of water. On the other hand; if the paste is too thin, then add a tiny bit more of baking soda until you have the right consistency.
Now your everyday flatware will gleam like it did when it was first purchased and you once again will be able to admire your reflection in each and every spoon.
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