Flatware Care & FAQ
May I put Mikasa flatware in the dishwasher?
All Mikasa flatware is dishwasher safe. Wash stainless steel flatware as soon a possible after use. Food that is left on flatware to dry may leave stains. Rinse each piece before loading in the dishwasher. Do not overcrowd the basket. Avoid the hot drying cycle. Avoid detergents with lemon as they may damage the surface of your flatware.
How soon should I wash or rinse my flatware?
Wash stainless steel flatware as soon a possible after use. Hand wash in warm soapy water and towel dry. Food that is left on flatware to dry may leave stains.
How can I remove spots on my flatware?
If stainless steel develops spots or residue from washing, it can usually be removed by polishing with a paste made of water and baking soda.
About Our Flatware
Mikasa's flatware patterns reflect the same style and sophistication found in our other popular categories. A majority of Mikasa patterns are considered to be 18/10, which means that 18% chrome and 10% nickel have been added to the basic alloy. The high nickel content gives the steel a warm, soft luster and the chromium adds strength and resistance. Stainless steel is affordable, durable, needs no special care, dishwasher safe and withstands harsh detergents. Under proper care and use, our flatware has superb resistance to staining from virtually all foods and household substances and will not need to be polished.