The Ultimate Servingware Cleaning Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

With many different types of food in the kitchen, and numerous materials that come in contact with them, various techniques are needed to keep your kitchen items clean. How can you get stains out of glassware? Is it safe to wash sterling-silver flatware in a dishwasher? Take this quiz and learn more about keeping your servingware clean.

When removing excess food from dinnerware, what precaution should you take to protect your dishes?

By using a plastic brush or rubber scraper, you can ensure that you will not scratch the plates while removing excess bits of food.


What types of foods can pit the surface of your dinnerware if left on it for an extended period?

Other foods that can cause this result are vinegar and wine. To prevent this, rinse dinnerware off when you are finished eating.


What should you not do with metal-trimmed dinnerware?

Similarly, silver- and gold-trimmed dinnerware should not be washed in a dishwasher. All of these things can damage the delicate trim.


When washing flatware at the same time as other dishes, when should you wash the flatware?

Cutlery should be washed in the same way as general flatware.


What is a drawback to washing silver flatware in a dishwasher?

Whether sterling-silver or just silver plate, such flatware is dishwasher safe, but there are still other benefits to hand-washing.


What can you rub on regular flatware to remove streaks?

After using one cloth to apply the oil, use a second cloth to rub it smooth.


What can you put in your silverware chest to help prevent tarnishing?

Keeping your silverware wrapped in tarnish-resistant cloth is another alternative.


What happens if stainless steel and silver touch in the dishwasher?

It is fine to have both inside the dishwasher at the same time, so long as the two metals don't actually touch.


What can you add to dishwater to gain sparkle and cut grease on glassware?

The sparkle of the glasses can be retained by letting the glasses drip dry upside down on a cloth.


What can you do to remove stains from glassware?

Vinegar can also be used to remove such stains. A plastic brush is useful for cleaning crevices in glassware.


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