Don't use the bleach as it will likely yellow them more and as some one
said they can damage them---if the oxy-clean does not finish the job-
you can try lemon juice-
not together though
Wayne Boatwright wrote:
Bleach may cause pitting in metal. You can try masking tape on the
metal part and wrap a paper towel moistened with a 1:10 bleach-water
solution around the handle portion. Wait 15 minutes then rinse with
cool water. Wear rubber gloves, old clothes. Household bleach is
very effective in removing fruit stains and is safe to use with food
utensils and containers.
By chance is your cutlery Dexter-Russell, with white Sani-Safe handles?
Generally, chlorine and plastics are not a good combination, but that
doesn't mean bleach is out of the question. As a cleaner, bleach is
close to worthless.
So, clean your cutlery handles with a good detergent and scrub brush,
maybe a bit of baking soda, and rinse well. If stains remain, soak the
knife, handle down and only handle deep, in a glass of bleach solution.
As you know, the presence of a stain doesn't mean your cutlery is not
Whatever it takes.
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