After purchasing new silverware for the first time, many people ask whether it’s necessary to wash it before use or not. As with any other type of kitchenware purchase, it’s strongly recommended that you wash all of your new silverware before using it.
Not only do most silverware become quite grimy while being transported to your local store or pickup point, but there may also be cases where a thin layer of oil or protective coating has been applied to the utensils so that they don’t get scratched or damaged during transit.
When washing your new silverware, you mustn’t fall for the temptation of using your dishwasher – the heat and detergent will cause significant damage to it over time. Instead, it should be washed in warm soapy water by hand and dried thoroughly afterward with a soft towel.