spoon + disposal =poor outcome
August 26, 2008 4:14 PM   Subscribe

Can you fix a 18/10 teaspoon that's had a run-in with a food disposal?

My soon-to-be kindergartner was helping with the dishes the other night and I didn't notice that a teaspoon went down the food disposal before I turned it on. It was only down there for a split second, but the damage was done. The 'business' end of the spoon now has a pretty sharp gouge in it (sharp enough that I stupidly got a metal splinter in my finger from it).

The spoon is part of a discontinued pattern from Crate and Barrel that I bought almost five years ago. Is there any way that I can get the nick smooth/buffed enough so that the spoon is usable again? Where would I take it to have it done? (I'm in NJ.) I have eight settings and really am not up for losing pieces so soon. Other pieces have small dings in them from the dishwasher and possible run-ins with the disposal that I may not have witnessed first-hand, but this one is definitely messed up.

Oh, and it's 18/10 stainless steel, if it makes a difference.

posted by dancinglamb to Home & Garden (2 answers total)
Should you be unable to fix it there are many cutlery finder services out there online that should be able to replace the spoon.
posted by fire&wings at 4:55 PM on August 26, 2008

Can you post a picture?

18/10 isn't all that hard. It would be possible to smooth the nick out with a grinding stone in a dremel and then follow up with sand paper drums and finally rouge on a buffing wheel.

Alternatively, if the nick is on the convex curve of the spoon, some work on a sharpening stone might be all you'd need.

A ball peen hammer and a sand bag could remove or minimize a deformation.
posted by Mitheral at 5:01 PM on August 26, 2008

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