Flatware care guide
After each use, wash the cutlery in warm water and mild detergent. Avoid using detergents with chlorine or anti-limestone agents.
When hand washing your Hikari Design cutlery, avoid using abrasive cloths or scrubs. Be sure to wash off any food remains as soon as possible after use.
If washing your cutlery in a dishwasher, make sure that at the end of cycle the flatware pieces are completely dry. Hand dry them with soft cloth, if still wet. Minimise contact of the flatware with the dishwasher steam. Remove the cutlery from the dishwasher as soon as the cycle has finished and wipe each item with a dry soft cloth, even if the item looks dry.
Take extra care with knife blades. Knife blades are made of 420 steel to give them more cutting power and hardness. This means they are less resistant to oxidation. Make sure they are washed straight after use and well dried before putting them away. They should be kept in a dry place. In order to maintain the polish darker for longer period of time, you can use a common use moisturiser lotion.
Bedding care guide
- Wash at 40°C(104°F). For bedding set with embroidery 30°C(86°F)
- Don’t add any additional products
- Use a gentle wash cycle
- Air-dry where possible
- Iron on a low heat. You can put a cloth on bedding set when ironing
- How To Wash Egyptian Cotton Bedding
Luckily, washing Egyptian Cotton vastly helps to soften the extra-long fibers. This means that the feel of the sheets against your skin will only improve with time. Think of it like an expensive whisky, wine or cheese!
When putting your Egyptian Cotton bedding in to wash, try and avoid adding any other items. In the frenetic movement of a dryer it is all too easy for a stray button, zip or clasp to cause noticeable damage by pulling on the material. Certainly do not mix your sheets with darker colored items. Egyptian Cotton is well-known for its superior absorbency and that extends to unwanted dyes.
By choosing a fairly low water temperature for the cycle, you should prevent the Egyptian Cotton fibers, and so the whole sheet, from shrinking. Our personal recommendation is 40°C. For bedding sets with embroidery we recommend 30°C. A gentle wash cycle is your best option.
We would always recommend that you use a minimal amount of gentle detergent rather than a chlorinated bleach. Whilst it is excellent for keeping your laundry a brilliant white, it can also be highly corrosive and damaging to Egyptian Cotton. If there are any obvious stains on the sheets you’re best trying to remove them by hand prior to placing them in the wash. It may be worth choosing an extra rinse cycle to be sure that you’ve washed out all the detergent.
With Egyptian Cotton bedding we would always recommend that you air dry the fabric on a clothesline. Hung correctly, the creasing will be minimal and you won’t have to spend as long on the ironing. Air drying also to maintain the cotton’s lovely natural scent.
If you must tumble dry your Egyptian Cotton bedding, make sure that you use a relatively low heat. Remove the sheets from the dryer as soon as possible after the cycle has finished and fold them. This will help prevent any stubborn creases from setting in.
Iron the sheets whilst they are still slightly damp with the iron set to a low heat. Egyptian Cotton bedding is a high-quality item with a truly luxurious feel. Treated well, that stunning quality will last for years to come.