From refrigerators to countertops, ovens, dishwashers and sinks, stainless steel finishes continue to remain high on the remodeling wish lists of many homeowners. Downsized for the modern kitchen, the stainless steel appliances are modeled after the industrial versions found in restaurants. In addition to their durability, stainless steel appliances provide a quick message to all who enter the kitchen that the cook is a serious one. Even better, stainless steel offers functionality in terms of high BTUs and its surface is rust-resistant with the bonus of timeless beauty and energy efficiency.
As beautiful as stainless steel is, it can also be a pain at times to keep the surface unmarred by dirty fingerprints, water droplets and random smudges and smears. This can be especially true when you consider that the number of possible kitchen helpers tends to multiply around the holidays. If you have a lot of cooking and baking on your agenda this holiday season, you may be looking for the best way to keep your stainless steel surfaces looking like new in the midst of the hustle and bustle.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Stainless Steel
Avoid Abrasive Substances – The last thing you want to do to any beautiful shiny surface is to introduce a gritty or abrasive cleanser that could scratch the surface. Mirror and highly polished stainless steel surfaces are much more likely to show scratches than a dull surface.
Bleach-free Zone – Using anti-bacterial bleach in the kitchen may feel natural but it should never be used to clean stainless steel surfaces. Always check the label of cleaners for bleach before spraying it on stainless steel.
Nothing Rough or Abrasive – For much the same reason you should avoid using abrasive cleaners, the use of steel wool or a steel brush on stainless steel should also be avoided. The steel wood or steel brush can cause scratches and it also leaves behind tiny particles of wool that can cause the surface of the stainless steel to become rusted or stained.
When it comes to cleaning and maintaining your stainless steel investment, consider a product that is made of natural oils and solvents like Rock Doctor Stainless Steel Cleaner. A quick spay of the Stainless Steel Cleaner and a soft, non-abrasive cloth are all you need to remove the dirt and buildup from fingerprints, grease and food and drink spills. The all-in-one Rock Doctor product cleans, protects and shines all chrome, aluminum and stainless steel metal surfaces. As with all Rock Doctor cleaning products, there are never any harsh chemicals, abrasive agents or damaging acids used in the making.
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