Stains on Stainless Steel or Silver After Cleaning in Dishwasher
- Silverware has stains on it after running the dishwasher
- Knives, forks, or spoons are dirty after washing
- Rust or rouging on stainless steel after washing
- Some food remnants such as mustard, mayo, lemon, vinegar, salt, and dressings can cause stains on stainless steel or silver if they stay on the silverware.
- Aluminum can also cause stains on dishes.
- Stainless steel can cause staining on silver
- Rinse all food residue if the dishwasher will not run immediately.
- Separate cutlery into various compartments in the basket.
- Make sure silver and stainless steel are not together.
If stains are appearing on stainless steel or silver after washing, check the following:
- Use longer dry features and rinse aid to make sure all the dishes are completely dry.
- Run the dishwasher regularly. Cutlery can become discolored if flatware is left in the dishwasher too long, and moisture on utensils can cause stainless steel to rust.
- Do not mix stainless steel with non-stainless steel as it can cause spots that appear like rust. This is called rouging.
- Hard water and using more detergent can cause problems with the detergent not rinsing fully.
- Detergent residue staying on utensils can cause discoloration.
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