How to properly clean worn out cutlery

Cleaning up worn out cutlery such as forks, spoons, and even pots, pans and cups is not as difficult as people think. If you have a summer villa that no one has used for the past year or two, then you know the cutlery in there will need some special attention. There are some simple steps you can follow to make your cutlery look clean and new. You can easily use dishwashing detergent or you can use vinegar.

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Fill in a jar with some vinegar or dishwashing detergent in water. Put all the silverware you want to get clean inside the solution and give them time to soak for at least a day. For your pots and pans, wear hand gloves and rub them with an iron sponge after applying detergent to them. After allowing the cutlery to soak for the day, wash them thoroughly with water. You will be surprised how your pots will shine, and your forks and spoons will look as new as ever.

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For cutting boards and knives, you may also use lemons. Another very easy technique is to rub fresh lemon juice or rub a cut lemon over the surface of the cutting board or knife to neutralize onion and garlic odors. Rinse the board and knife after 20 minutes. After rinsing, you may need to re-season as the acid of the lemon can remove the layer of seasoning oil.


Hydrogen peroxide is also a good way of cleaning and sanitizing your kitchen cutlery. To kill germs from carving boards and kitchen cutlery, use a paper towel to wipe them down with vinegar, and then use another paper towel with the hydrogen peroxide solution. Follow these easy steps before using the worn out cutlery. Keep clean and safe and maintain all the kitchen utensils no matter how often you use them.