With these directions in hand, you’ll be able to remove […]
With these directions in hand, you’ll be able to remove stains in the best possible way.
Wipe in the direction of the stainless steel grain. To identify the direction of the grain in your stainless steel object or appliance, look closely at it. You’ll notice the metal is actually organized into thin strips that all point in one direction. Unless otherwise noted, clean along the grain of the stainless steel.
Wipe down stainless steel appliances every time you do the dishes. Use a damp, soapy washcloth to wipe the surface along the grain. Rinse the washcloth with clean water, then wipe the stainless steel appliance again. Wipe it with a dry cloth to prevent water spots.
Avoid using cleaning products that might damage your stainless steel. Cleaners containing chlorides (including iodine, bromine, chlorine, and fluorine) can cause pitting and damage your stainless steel. Alcohol, ammonia, or mineral spirits can also hurt the protective layer over the steel surface. Finally, abrasive steel wool or steel brushes can scratch the stainless steel surface and encourage rust.