Introduction: Cleaning of Stainless Steel Appliances
If you in possession of a stainless steel home appliance, you certainly know that it’s hardly ever lives up to its name. It is stainless one time in a blue moon! I cannot seem to recollect a moment when mine or my wife’s finger print marks and water stains did not embellish the façade on worktops of my microwave, dishwasher, stove and kettle. What a blow to stainless steel!
To make the bad situation worse it is the powerful chemical cleaning detergents that pledge to restore our stainless steel appliances to their showroom famous shiny state. With the expensive price label of these products, and their harmful and toxicant nature, why own appliance made of stainless steel? Do we actually want our children to be in contact with the cosmetically delicate devises, enamelled with chemical cleaning products? Here is a ‘how to’ on how to clean and polish home stainless steel appliances without requiring special or harmful detergents for a smooth finish!
Step 1: Understanding the Direction of the Grain
Similar to wood, metal steel appliance also has a grain, the alternating regions of relatively indistinctive threaded striations that can be found on the worktop of your appliance. An entire sheet of steel will have absolutely identical direction grain. That said, an appliance will usually have other steel pieces attached, such as frame, handles and knobs. For other pieces direction grain may vary, so make sure you are informed about this.
Will your appliance be damaged in some way if you do follow and clean in the direction of the grain? No, not at all. Nothing substantial will happen! Only that If you try clean it perpendicularly to the grain, it might produce bad result. But for finest appearance, for sure proceed with the grain.
This is an unwritten directive and applies to every stainless steel detergent you use on stainless steel device.
Step 3: Prepping for Cleaning
Pour a little bit of water into the bottle with washing up liquid. Make it to appear foamy. Get it ready to wet the microfibre cloth. Dish soap detergents are extremely flexible but ideal to fight stubborn grime off dishes and other home appliances even furniture. With this procedure we will wipe and clean the excess oils off the surface of the steel and we will prepare much better for next phase the polishing.
Step 7: Cleaning Oven Exterior
Next is very valuable part. Use a *small* amount of Brasso polish wadding which will be sufficient. Go few times over the affected area and similar to cleaning, follow the grain of your appliance steel, and move in either direction.
Polishing the steel by following this procedure will provide finest benefits.