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How to remove dishwasher marks from stanless steel cutlery?

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TracyK Sun 24-Aug-08 13:10:44

I presume it's the dishwasher - but there's some browny marks (rust?) and some discoloration on all my cutlery. They were quite expensive - but are now 15 years old. Can I revive them or buy new ones?

elmoandella Sun 24-Aug-08 21:55:32

i'm watching. my dishwasher has done this to my brand new (very expensive) stainless steel cutlery. yet my old shitty ones seem to be fine.

i tried switching tablets. but that didn't work.

Curlylox Sun 24-Aug-08 22:05:14

Try taking out as soon as cycle (when it's hot and steamy) is finished and drying them with tea towel. Mine aren't too expensive but this happens sometimes but when I was looking at new cutlery not all were dishwasher recommended.

castille Sun 24-Aug-08 22:08:40

Don't use lemon scented dishwasher powder - tis v bad for stainless steel apparently

elmoandella Sun 24-Aug-08 22:13:15

oh that may be my problem. i probably changed brands but stuck with lemon. i like lemon,

no more after this box

suedonim Sun 24-Aug-08 22:41:07

Make sure the knives are in a separate part of the holder with none of them touching any of the forks/spoons etc. They have a different composition to the other items (they have to be harder) which causes a reaction resulting in the marks you see.

TracyK Mon 25-Aug-08 09:36:14

Drat - I like lemon too - always choose those ones. Will try diff ones next time. Thanks girls.

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