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Preserving your Cutlery

When you buy something as beautiful as Studio William cutlery, you want it to last. Not just for the coming years, but as a family heirloom, living on even when your time on this Earth is done. The exceptional quality of our award-winning cutlery means that when you buy a Studio William set, you’re buying for life. The timeless design means it will never go out of fashion and the 18/10 stainless steel means each piece is built to withstand the ages, but as with anything you hope to treasure forever more, it’s important that you take good care of it.

When you buy from us, we want you to use your cutlery. To enjoy it, every day. Yes, each piece is a work of art, so it may feel as though these should be kept for special occasions but if you ask us, every day is special. We’re all for living life to the full and taking pleasure in the little things. The quality of your cutlery has a huge impact on the way we all experience food, so we say ditch anything sub-par and only ever use Studio William, for every meal! What’s the use in slaving over a hot stove each and every night if you’re not going to reap the full rewards?

Because we think you should feel comfortable using our cutlery day in, day out we wanted to share some tips on how to preserve it. Whether you’re using Studio William cutlery at home or in your restaurant, daily wear and tear always comes into play. Here’s how to keep your cutlery looking as good as new, for you and for your loved ones in future generations.

Washing Your Cutlery

Generally, hand-washing is always a safer bet as you remove any risk excess exposure to water or there being a fault with your dishwasher, which has the potential to cause corrosion on even the highest grade of stainless steel. However, we understand that busy lives and busy kitchens often call for machine assistance!

When using a dishwasher to clean your Studio William cutlery, if possible, try to give knife blades a quick wash with soapy water before putting into the dishwasher and then place knives face down in a separate compartment to spoons and forks. This will prevent scratching on the blade surface as a result of the mechanical action of the dishwasher and salt concentrate that doesn’t quite come off. When the cycle finishes, open the door right away and hand dry your cutlery to avoid any condensation leaving spots.

If you have the time, hand-washing is the best option. All you need to do is clean with soapy water, rinse and dry. Never leave cutlery soaking over night and always rinse and dry immediately after washing, for the best care.
Try to wash soon after use to avoid acidic ingredients causing damage and steer clear of citrus detergents as the acid present in this can also encourage corrosive process.

Polishing Your Cutlery

If you have hard water in your area, this can leave calcium spots on cutlery. Constant dishwasher use also does this and certain food residues. Fortunately, these can easily be removed with a little polishing. Your stainless steel cutlery will be back to it’s gloriously shiny-self in no time at all!
To polish your cutlery, simply take a dry, soft cloth and buff the surface. You can do this as part of your drying process, ensuring to remove all water. If water has been allowed to dry on the cutlery and you’re left with calcium spots, re-wet as soon as possible with mild soapy water, rinse thoroughly and buff, as above. Never use lemon juice or vinegar to polish!

Store with Care!

When putting your cutlery away, we advise you do so in it’s original box to prevent pieces rubbing together. You can quite safely keep your cutlery in the kitchen drawer, of course, but the more care you take the longer it’s life-span will be.

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