- Some food remnants such as mustard, mayo, lemon, vinegar, salt, and dressings can cause stains on stainless steel or silver if they remain on the silverware.
- Aluminum can also cause stains on dishes.
- Stainless steel can cause staining on silver
- 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
Steps to Verify Issue:
- Rinse all food residue if the dishwasher will not run immediately.
- Separate cutlery into various compartments in the basket.
- Ensure 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 ensure all the dishes are completely dry.
- Run the dishwasher regularly since discoloration of cutlery can occur if flatware is left in the diswasher too long and moisture on untensils can cause stainless steel to rust.
- Hard water and using more detergent can cause problems with the detergent not rinsing fully.
- Detergent residue staying on utensils can cause discoloration.
- Do not mix stainless steel with non-stainless steel as it can cause spots that appear like rust, this is called rouging.
- See also, Washing Special Items in a Dishwasher.
Refer to the product use and care guide for further information.
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