To gently clean silver cutlery, you do not necessarily need expensive and often toxic special preparations. A whole range of home remedies are available and the application methods are usually more important than the active ingredients. However, there are a number of recommended tips and tricks that should be avoided.
Single and collective storage
Storage is an important factor in preserving cutlery for a long time. Even if traces and effects are not immediately noticeable, the joint storage of several pieces of cutlery always leads to wear and scratches. If you want to build a cutlery box yourself, should plan a single storage for high-quality cutlery.
Among the steel cutlery, there is high quality alloy that can withstand mechanical external effects better than simpler products. The chrome nickel steel 18/10, for example, is one of the most insensitive steels in daily use. It can also be stored for a long time without visible traces in storage containers or Liegefächern.
Variety of varieties is gentle
If possible, the mixing of different metals should be as small as possible when storing. Silver and steel are better kept separate in order to prevent interactions with respect to the oxidation reactions. The greater the variety purity at the storage location, the higher the conservation effect.
Cases and containers
The principle of the knife block for kitchen knives can also be used for complete sets of cutlery. The free hanging of the head sides of cutlery spares. An elongated strip or a box with support lid with the appropriate holes can be made like a knife block itself.
Cutlery should be stored with textile protective covers. The tinkering of a cutlery bag can be created like a rollable tool bag. The individual compartments should be dimensioned so that when rolled together no bare metal meets.
If you do not want to make your own bag, you can achieve this effect in principle with a meandering folded cloth in the cutlery drawer. The cutlery pieces are inserted individually and each covered with a Stoffknick.Tips & TricksThe principle of the aluminum paper, which "diminishes" the reaction of silverware by means of a chemical reaction, is of limited use in storage and steelware applications. A small aluminum foil ball can help in the cutlery drawer. A conventional piece of chalk serves the same purpose.