Sleek and shiny stainless steel appliances bring a modern, polished look to any kitchen…right until they’re covered in smudges, fingerprints, and water stains.
Now, you can keep your appliances looking brand new with these cleaning tips.
- Read the owner’s manual. For best results, follow the manufacturer’s care and cleaning instructions to the letter to avoid doing more harm than good.
- Wipe down frequently. Use a soapy washcloth to wipe down your appliances. Rinse the washcloth clean and wipe again to remove any soapy residue, then dry with a clean terrycloth towel.
- Wipe with the grain. Start at the top of the appliance and wipe in the direction of the stainless steel grain, working your way toward the bottom.
- Clean baked-on food. Remove food stains with a mildly abrasive nylon scrubber, gentle liquid dish soap, and hot water. Then rinse the surface clean and towel dry to prevent water spots.
- Remove stubborn stains with baking soda. Mix baking soda with a squirt of mild liquid soap and form it into a paste. Gently scrub the stain with a nylon scrubber or an old toothbrush – then rinse and towel dry.
- Restore shine. Buff stainless steel appliances periodically with a stainless steel polish, food-grade mineral oil, or lemon oil for a natural clean. Apply in the direction of the grain with a lint-free cloth, and dry with another clean lint-free cloth.
Stainless Steel Cleaning Don’ts!
- Don’t use any products containing chloride.
- Don’t use abrasive scrubbing pads or cleaners.
- Don’t use oven cleaners.
- Don’t clean stainless steel unless it is cool to the touch.
- Don’t clean with excessively hard water.
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