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Buff It Up - Tips for Cleaning Stainless Steel

Buff It Up  Tips for Cleaning Stainless Steel

One of the nice things about living at Windsong Place Apartments is having stainless steel appliances available in your apartment. Stainless steel adds a touch of elegance to the design. In today’s blog post, we will present some tips to keep your stainless steel looking like new. We have five ideas to get you started:

First Tip: What NOT To Do

Don’t use abrasives — scrubbers or cleaners — especially those containing chloride. Steel wool or steel brushes can ruin the finish on your appliances and cause scratches which can lead to rust.

Second Tip: Get Rid of Fingerprints

First clean with hot water and mild soap, rinsing and buffing with a clean cloth. Get into the practice of cleaning your appliances every time you do the dishes. Periodically buff your appliances with stainless steel polish, lemon oil, or a silicone based spray. Apply with a lint-free cloth and buff and dry with another clean cloth.

Third Tip: Always Follow the Grain!

When you are cleaning your stainless steel appliances, it is important to follow the grain. Following the grain brings out the beauty of your appliances.

Fourth Tip: Use Hot Water and Mild Soap for Cleaning Your Stainless Steel

Hot water and mild soap are your go to, to clean your stainless steel appliances. Be sure to use a non-abrasive scrubber (a nylon scrubbie works well) and rinse away the soap residue before buffing with a soft terry towel.

Fifth Tip: Get Rid of Scratches with Cleaner

The Today Show’s Lou Manfredini uses Siege Stainless Steel Scratch Remover to get rid of the marks that are a little deeper than fingerprints or smudges. Check it out.

There you have it, five tips for keeping your stainless steel appliances in top-notch condition. Now sit back and look at them shine, and then head out to your favorite Williamsville, NY area restaurant for dinner, because who wants to mess up a perfectly clean kitchen? Thanks for reading today’s blog post.