Keeping Flatware in Service Posted on 11 May 10:20

Sure, your kitchen is busy. But when it comes to caring for flatware and other items used and re-used on a daily basis, it’s the little things that count. Here are a few simple steps you can take to keep your flatware shining and in service.
  • Bus flatware directly into racks or divided bus trays.
  • Be sure to rinse and wash right away to prevent food or salt from drying. Never use abrasive pads to scrub.
  • It’s best to presoak utensils before placing in the dishwasher. Never allow them to soak for more than 15 minutes and remember to change your presoak solution frequently.
  • Flatware should always be washed with the business end up so that they get sanitized and washed well. 
  • Don’t group flatware by type when placing in the dishwasher. They might “spoon” together and not get washed well.
  • Remove flatware from the dishwasher promptly and use a soft cloth to dry to reduce spotting.
These simple steps can help save you dollars and keep those complaints from customers about spotty spoons and dirty forks at bay.