Mikasa Gourmet Basics Chole 45-piece Service for 8-Set Includes 8 Each: Salad Forks, Dinner Forks, Dinner Spoons, teaspoonns, plus 1 Each Tablespoon, Pierced Tablespoon, Cold Meat Fork, Butter Serving Knife and Sugar Spoon. Stainless steel is completely dishwasher-safe and easy to maintain. Follow these few simple hints to ensure that your fine stainless steel flatware lasts for many years: Wash flatware prior to using for the first time. Avoid soaking stainless flatware in water for a prolonged period of time or overnight Before placing in washer, rinse food from flatware When loading your dishwasher, make sure knife blades do not come into contact with other utensils. This will prevent blades from nicking or scratching other pieces. Use a mild non-chloride detergent. Never pour detergent directly onto flatware. In hard water areas, use a water-softening agent to avoid spotting or pitting. Always remove stainless flatware from the dishwasher shortly after the drying cycle is complete. This decreases the amount of time your flatware is exposed to a very moist and hot environment and allows it to dry in cool drier air. Should detergent film build up on your flatware, wash (either by hand or in a dishwasher) and hand-dry to remove film. If stubborn stains or rust should occur, use a non-abrasive stainless or metal polish paste or cream. Avoid grainy cleaners. Limit exposure to water that has a high mineral content, high chloride dishwashing detergent and foods that contain chloride (table salt, mustard, mayonnaise and eggs) as pitting or spotting may occur.