Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances

When it comes to kitchen furniture, you can’t go wrong with stainless steel. Stainless steel appliances and countertops look great, resist corrosion and possess a pristine gleam that significantly improves your kitchen’s appearance.

Stainless steel, however, is prone to water marks and fingerprints. Maintain the excellent condition of your stainless steel products by cleaning them regularly. Handyman Connection® of Chattanooga explains how:

Gather the Materials

You can save time and effort during the actual cleaning process if you prepare the supplies you need beforehand. Fortunately, cleaning stainless steel doesn’t require too many materials. All you need is vinegar, a microfiber cloth or soft rag, and mineral oil. These are readily available in local hardware stores and supermarkets.

Determine the Direction of the Grain

Grain is a term that’s usually used to refer to the pattern on wood, but stainless steel also has grain. The grain on stainless steel runs either horizontally or vertically. It’s important to know the direction of the grain on the surface you’re working on, as this ensures a more thorough clean.

Clean With Vinegar and Oil

Once you’ve determined the grain, you’ll need to clean your appliance with vinegar. Transfer the liquid into a spray bottle for easy application and use it to liberally spray your appliance or countertop. Then, wipe down its surface with a paper towel in the direction of the grain to remove debris and give it some shine. When done, dip the cloth in your oil of choice and wipe your appliance with it. Repeat this until all the marks on your appliances have disappeared.

By knowing the right tools and steps, you can easily preserve or restore the appearance of your steel appliances. For more innovative home solutions, turn to Handyman Connection of Chattanooga. Our expert team will readily assist you with all your home improvement needs. Contact us at (423) 709-8005 today to get a free, no-obligation estimate.

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