Following a regular kitchen cleaning regime helps keep the items in your kitchen clean and spot-less. Stainless steel items such as sinks, cooker tops and other things are frequently used in the kitchen. They provide good resilience against heat and stains. However, these items too need thorough cleaning once in a while to remain in top condition and perform at their
highest potential. As it is known, the chromium in the stainless steel reacts to oxygen in the air and creates a layer of protection against rust and other kinds of stains. However, if there are layers of dirt, grime and dust, this reaction cannot happen, and thus, it makes the surface vulnerable to corrosion and catching stains. Thus, it is important to know how to clean stainless steel sink and other appliances the right way.
In this article, we have explained a few cleaning steps using some easily available ingredients in your kitchen and some commercial items to ensure thorough and maximum cleaning. However, before using any ingredient or cleaner, we suggest you test it on a small patch initially to check the compatibility.
Here are some steps you can use to keep the stainless steel appliances in your kitchen clean.
Ingredients to Keep Handy:
a) Dishwashing liquid
b) Steel wool
d) Paper towels
e) Club soda
f) Baby oil
g) White vinegar
h) Glass cleaner
How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances
Cleaning stainless steel appliances can be a breeze if you have the right cleaning methods
and cleaners handy. We suggest you to avoid using cleaners which contain bleach, as it could damage the surface of these appliances. An important tip to remember while cleaning is to wipe or scrub in the direction of the grain on the surface. Avoid wiping or scrubbing in circular motions to keep the surface from attracting scratches. Remember to wear gloves while cleaning.
Step 1: Make a Cleaning Solution
Make a cleaning solution by mixing 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid in 1 large bowl of hot water. A combination of hot water and dishwashing liquid helps break stubborn stains and grime. It makes the cleaning process effortless and less time-consuming. You can try using Vim Dishwash Gel for this as it is easily available in the market.
Step 2: Scrub the Appliances
Soak a sponge in this solution and scrub your stainless steel appliance with it.
Step 3: Rinse the Appliances
Once you have scrubbed the surfaces, rinse it thoroughly with plain water.
Step 4: Pat Dry
And then, wipe the stainless steel item dry with a lint-free cloth.
How to Prevent Stains on Your Stainless Steel Items
Prevention helps repel stains. It also helps preserve the shine for longer. To prevent the stains, always wipe any spills or drops as soon as you spot it. It keeps the stain from getting stubborn. After washing, always pat dry with a cotton cloth to prevent water marks.
These steps should help you keep your stainless steel appliances clean and free from stains.
Use a circular motion to scrub your stainless steel appliances, so that you don’t end up ruining its brushed finishing.