How to take care of your Sweetlena Cutlery?

The Black color of the Sweetlena cutlery comes from the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) state-of-the-art process that gives the most durable finish available today. To avoid chemical damage and keep them in the best possible condition, Sweetlena recommends rinsing or washing flatware after each use. Prolonged contact with salt, vinegar, eggs, tomato sauce, acidic fruits, detergents, and some mineral salts in tap water can cause pitting and staining.

Washing cutlery by hand vs. dishwasher

It is recommended to wash cutlery by hand with dishwashing liquid, avoiding products with abrasive properties. Wire wool or other abrasive cleaners are not allowed. Under no circumstances should cutlery be left to soak. It is preferable to wash the cutlery by hand, ideally with a mild detergent.

Sweetlena stainless steel can be washed in the dishwasher, but it is advisable to rinse acidic foods before loading to avoid corrosion. Always remove and dry cutlery by hand as soon as the wash cycle is complete. Cutlery left in a damp environment can become stained or damaged.

Best Practices for Extending the Life of Cutlery

Sweetlena recommends the following habits for daily flatware use:

  • Wash before first use and immediately after each use.
  • Rinse with hot water immediately after use to reduce the chemical reaction of salts or acids.
  • Do not soak in water overnight as mineral salts can attack the metal surface.
  • Wash knives separately from other flatware when using the dishwasher.
  • Place spoon bowls and fork tines in the top position in the dishwasher for a more effective rinse.
  • Remove cutlery from the dishwasher and dry it immediately. Be very careful with knife blades
  • Never leave cutlery in a closed, wet dishwasher.
  • Always follow the dishwasher and detergent manufacturer’s instructions.