Q. Thank you for your prompt answer to my inquiry about a smell from under my sink/dishwasher. You suggested I pour a cup of bleach into the dishwasher. I did so, and it seems to have helped. However, I ran the dishwasher right after that with some of my sterling silver flatware in it. While everything else came through the cycle OK, my silver came out with a grayish tint that doesn’t wash off. Could you tell me how to get rid of the gray? I guess I should have run a cycle with the washer empty after!
— SUSAN BOYLE, BY E-MAIL SUSAN BOYLE, by e-mail