The term stainless steel refers to a type of alloy used […]
The term stainless steel refers to a type of alloy used in the steel whereas brushed steel refers to a process used to finish the steel. Since the process of brushing steel comes after the steel alloys or components have been combined, a stainless steel item can have a brushed steel finish.
Stainless steel is an alloy of iron that contains more than 10 percent chromium. Stainless steel resists stains but occasionally dulls or will show oily finger prints. This steel is noted for its hardness and is used for utensils, tableware, sinks, counter tops, and small appliances. In the process of making it, a little of the chromium in the alloy is used to form the hard oxide coating on the surface. If this is taken off, through corrosion or wear, the steel rusts like regular steel.
Olive Oil: Rub stainless steel sinks with olive oil to remove streaks.
Vinegar: To clean and polish stainless steel, simply moisten a cloth with undiluted white or cider vinegar and wipe clean. Can also be used to remove heat stains on stainless steel cutlery.
Club Soda: Remove streaks or heat stains from stainless steel by rubbing with club soda.