Stainless steel appliances are most attractive when spotless and shiny. Of course, when they’re brand new that’s the way you get them; but what happens when dullness and stains take over? Well, that means it’s time to clean and bring back the sheen!
To make your stainless steel appliances clean and sparkly again without scratching or damaging the surface, you need to follow these cleaning tips carefully. Don’t worry, it’s easy and the results are amazing! Read on.
Overall Cleansing of Stainless Steel Gas Stove
When you’re cleaning more soiled appliances like your stovetop, the process requires more time and effort. Here’s how we go about it:
– Make a solution of warm-hot water and any cleaner which does not contain chloride (2 cups water, half cup cleaner); dip a clean kitchen cloth in this and wring it slightly before placing it over a section of your stovetop (avoid covering the burners). Use as many cloths as needed until the entire stove is covered and let sit for about 20 minutes. If you feel like the cloths are drying up too quickly, pour a little of the hot cleaning solution over them to soak a little more.
– After the time’s up, take the clothes off and gently scrub at stains with a soft sponge or scrubber. By now, any hardened food bits or stains will have loosened to make cleaning much easier and effortless.
– Next, take a clean, dry cloth and soak up any excess water from your stove top. To finish off the cleaning, you can use glass cleaner or vinegar; simply dip a cloth in your chosen cleanser and wipe the stainless steel to reveal a freshly cleaned surface and its lost luster again!
Cleaning and Buffing Other Stainless Steel Appliances
Your toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, oven and other stainless steel appliances are all prone to staining. Food splatters, liquid spills, greasiness and dirty fingers can easily dull and stain your stainless steel over time; hence, we advise spot cleaning after cooking or immediately after ‘dirtying’ a surface. To do this:
– Spritz a little glass cleaner on to the stain and allow it to sit for a minute.
– Next, dip a non-abrasive scrubber in warm water (squeeze out excess water) and gently scrub the stain away. The warmth of the water helps to remove grease and hardened stains.
– The rest of the appliance can also be cleaned using glass cleaner and crumpled newspaper balls. The ink from the paper adds to the steel’s sheen.
– If you’re looking to buff your stainless steel further, distilled vinegar and lemon oil work perfectly! Mix the two ingredients (2 parts vinegar, 1 part lemon oil); soak and wring a clean, microfiber cloth in the solution and begin wiping your stainless steel appliances. Try wiping in the direction of the grain for better effects.