Corrosion, Smears, And Streaks. (Help!)

4 Tips to Preserve Stainless Steel

The kitchen is one of the dirtiest place of our homes. Fortunately, most kitchens have appliances made of stainless steel, a durable and strong metal, easy to clean, making them excellent products to withstand years of use.

However, consistent maintenance is still essential to keep your appliances looking shiny and neat on the long run.

One of the questions that we are asked the most is how to clean stainless steel appliances.

Here are some tricks!

1. Wipe them Down Daily and Dry them. 

While this task may seem tedious, proper cleaning is a simple process.

Routine cleaning can be accomplished with water and a cloth. After wiping the surface with a damp cloth, dry it with a towel or rag to prevent the minerals in the water from leaving stains on the stainless steel.

Microfiber cloths are the best option when cleaning stainless steel alloys because they absorb all the water without scratching the surface.

2. Avoid using bleach, chlorine, or aggressive cleaning products.

You can use a sponge for the stubborn stains, but it is essential not to use scourers, bleaches, or strong powdered cleaners. These could damage the surface of the material. Abrasive cleaners can make stainless steel look dull and old. If there are still traces, the use of glass cleaner can also be useful.

3. Keep that excess moisture out!

Long-term wet stainless steel can corrode and become permanently ruined. Although it may be tempting

  • Do not put wet rags, sponges in the sink.
  • Do not store your kitchen utensils in the sink.
4. Finally, it’s time to polish! 

Apply a small amount of mineral or baby oil in a dry cloth. A couple of tiny drops will suffice.
Follow the grain of your steel, you should clean in the direction of the polish lines for best results.