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WASHING TIPS > Utensil

Washing kitchen vessels / utensils is not only a dreaded job but also boring too. It is advisable to segregate the types of utensils, where some are made of ceramics, glass, fibre, non-stick wares, steel and sometimes brass. It is easy to wash it off and also can avoid breaking the delicate ones.

 

Cleaning Silverware

  • Always cover the silverwares and silver cutleries with a cloth and store in (carton) box.
  • Don't wash the silver wares/cutleries for too long time as the silver-plating will be go off soon and it will become blackish.
  • Use a diluted dishwashing liquid or soft dishwashing detergent or powder.
  • Wipe with a soft cloth after washing to dry it.
  • Always use few drops of vinegar to wash away the sticky oily substance.

Stainless Steel Cutlery

  • It is usually highly resistant to corrosion and rust. So, always keep them clean in a dry place.
  • Avoid using Stainless Steel in direct flame/heat as it stains soon.
  • Never use vinegar for more times and too long time as the salt present in vinegar cause discoloration of the ware.
  • It is advisable using dishwashing liquid to wash/clean the cutlery.

Copper Vessels

  • Copper is a good conductor of heat. It heats up and cools down very soon. So, always use copper vessels in low flame/heat.
  • When using the copper vessels, the vessel should not be empty over the flame.
  • It is advisable using copper vessels coated with stainless steel or silver.
  • It is easy to clean/wash the vessel when it is in luke warm. It is advisable using dishwashing powder/liquid with soft scrubbing, as the hard scrub may cause scratches on the surface.
  • Wipe with a soft cloth after washing to dry it.

Non-stick Cook wares

  • Always use non-stick cook wares on low flame/heat.
  • Use wooden ladles when cooking with non-stick wares as it avoids scratching the surface.
  • Wash/clean the utensil with soft, diluted dishwashing liquid with soft scrub whereas the hard detergent and hard scrub may peel off the coating

Porcelain/Ceramic/Glass/Bone-china wares

  • Avoid using the above wares until it is necessary.
  • Avoid using the above wares in micro-wave oven as they are metallic coated.
  • Avoid using the above wares over direct/high flame or heat.
  • When washing, handle with great care, use soft washing detergent/liquid.
  • It is important to wipe with a soft cloth after washing to dry it.

Wooden wares

Mostly the wooden ware that is being used is ladles, where ants will be attracted towards it when after every cook. So, leave the wooden ladles to soak in hot/warm water for 10-15 minutes to wipe away the residues. After washing, it is important to dry it by wiping with a cloth whereas the wetness will cast the wood.