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My cutlery is pitting (small hollows in the surface of the metal) and or rusting - is this due to my dishwasher?

Pitting and rusting of cutlery can be caused by stainless steel or other metals coming into contact with cutlery made of silver. You can avoid this by placing these items in separate areas of the dishwasher, or separate dishwasher loads. Rusting can also be caused by small imperfections in stainless steel cutlery. To minimise this, we recommend rinsing excess salty or acidic foods off the cutlery before placing them in the dishwasher. Finally, ensure you are using the correct amount of dishwasher salt or rinse aid as excessive quantities of these may also damage cutlery.

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