stainless steel care

Stainless Steel Care:



Tips for Both Stainless Steel and Brushed Chrome Exterior Surfaces:

Find out whether the exterior of your appliance is stainless steel or brushed chrome (ask your dealer or the manufacturer). This can effect some cleaning recommendations, especially on how aggressive you can be.

Tips for Both Stainless Steel and Brushed Chrome Exterior Surfaces:

  • DO Always wipe with the grain or polish lines, NOT across them.

  • DON’T Use chlorine bleach or cleaning products that contain chlorine bleach.

  • DON’T Allow soil to bake on to surfaces. Stainless Steel and Brushed Chrome may permanently discolor if soil is allowed to bake on.

  • DO Always read the manufacturer's instructions on the label of the cleaner, to be sure the cleaner can be safely used on either brushed chrome or stainless steel.

For Daily Cleaning and Light Soil – Brushed Chrome and Stainless Steel:

Always wiping with the grain, use a clean, soft cloth or sponge and one of the following: Mild detergent and water, OR A solution of white vinegar and water, OR Glass and surface cleaner or a similar multi-surface cleaner. Rinse and dry.

To polish and help prevent fingerprints, follow with a product such as *Stainless Steel Magic Spray.

For Moderate to Heavy Soil – Brushed Chrome and Stainless Steel:

Use a clean, soft cloth or damp sponge. Always wiping with the grain, clean with a nonabrasive cleaner such as a baking soda paste, *Barkeeper's Friend, or *Bon Ami.

Rinse and dry.

To restore luster and to prevent streaks, follow with a product such as *Stainless Steel Magic Spray.

For moderate to heavy soil –Stainless Steel ONLY:

The following instructions are for cleaning moderate to heavy soils or discoloration on stainless steel surfaces ONLY (the products and practices mentioned below may scratch brushed chrome, so they are not recommended):

Use a clean, damp sponge or soft cloth. A mild abrasive cleaner such as *Cameo Stainless Steel Cleaner, or *Soft Scrub (without bleach) can be used, remembering to always wipe with the grain. More stubborn soils can be removed using a damp *Scotch-Brite pad. Be sure to rub evenly with the grain of the stainless steel.

Rinse immediately and dry.

Follow with a product such as *Stainless Steel Magic Spray.

*Please note that the brand names are trademarked and their use is intended only as an example of the type of product that can be used. In every instance, you are proceeding at your own risk.

By Alan Zielinski