Stainless Steel Cleaning Tips
Those of you have beautiful stainless steel appliances know that stainless steel doesn’t seem very stainless! Finger prints and smudges are especially annoying, But when you try to wipe them off, you make it even worse, right?
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Materials you’ll need to clean stainless to a shiny clean:
1. 3 microfiber cloths
2. White Vinegar solution. 3/4 vinegar with 1/4 water in spray bottle. Many commercial restaurants use this solution in their kitchens.
3. Olive oil, baby oil or vegetable oil (your choice).
4. Paper Towels.
Don't Dos For Stainless Steel Cleaning:
· Don’t use abrasive sponges, steel wool or cloths with debris stuck in them. Stainless surface will scratch.
· Don’t use chlorine bleach– it will damage the finish.
· Don’t clean in circles or against the grain. Those patterns you make could become permanent.
· Don’t let any cleaning product sit on the surface for long. Damage could result. Use a clean, dry cloth to remove any residue.
· Don’t expect shine to return unless you work at it. Surface needs to be buffed to regain shine.
1. Spay mist of vinegar solution on first microfiber cloth.
2. Wipe down surface with vinegar, going with the grain. Pay most attention to where smudges are.
3. Take second microfiber cloth (dry) and again wipe surface to remove solution.
4. Take third dry micrfiber cloth and remove remaining streaks. Buff to shine.
Top Secret Final Step– this will hide scratches, will actually keep surface cleaner longer and result in a great shine:
· Take oil, I prefer olive, and pour amount about the size of quarter onto one sheet of paper towel.
· Rub oil on with the surface’s grain.
· Take another sheet of paper towel and buff off remaining oil to brilliant sheen.
Other Commercial Solutions:
Glass Cleaner. Fingerprints are one of the biggest complaints about stainless steel, but can be taken care of by using glass cleaner or household ammonia. Personally, I prefer glass cleaner. No matter what you decide to use, spray the cleaner on a microfiber cloth. You can spray directly on the stainless steel, but may end up with drips, or wasting a lot of cleaner that wasn't needed. Wipe the stainless steel area gently in a circular motion to remove the finger print. Repeat as needed. Rinse thoroughly and towel dry. There are some newer types of finishes for stainless steel that resist fingerprints You may consider this a necessity if your pint-sized helpers leave their mark on your stainless steel appliances. Got dirty carpet? Try Superior, CO Carpet Cleaner, 80027 today.
Stainless Cleaner. If you have had staining or scratching, or need to polish your stainless steel, a stainless steel cleaner may be a good option. Some of these cleaners and polishes can help minimize scratching and remove stains. They also can polish surfaces nicely. Read the directions on the stainless steel cleaner and test in an inconspicuous spot. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and towel dry. How about your tile and grout? We clean that too at Superior, CO Carpet Cleaner, 80027.