Steel that contains chromium and nickel in addition to iron, carbon, and other elements is known as stainless steel because of the corrosion resistance the added metals provide. This strong, easy-to-clean, and stainless material is the one most often used in eating utensils.
Hand wash after use using soapy water and non-abrasive materials. A gentle rub of baking soda can help restore shine when needed. Always dry immediately after washing, and keep steel from contacting other types of metal to avoid scratches.