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How to Take Care of Stainless Steel Appliances

Fenton Rental Home Kitchen with Stainless Steel AppliancesIn today’s Fenton rental homes, stainless steel appliances are commonly seen in many of the most beautiful kitchens. Whether those appliances belong to you or your landlord, it is your job to be careful with every appliance in your kitchen. Yet, with regards to a stainless steel finish, there are a few things you should consider to avoid causing damage to it. Following a few simple maintenance tips will help you avoid scratched, worn, or otherwise damaged stainless steel surfaces. In this manner, you can ensure that the stainless steel appliances in your rental home will stay beautiful for many years to come.

Use a Soft Cloth

One of the biggest mistakes people often make is using abrasive sponges or cleaners on their stainless steel surfaces. Stainless steel appliances are covered with a protective layer designed to prevent rust. But abrasive cleaners, sponges, and brushes will damage that surface, making unpleasant marks and, eventually, rust spots.

Rather, go for a microfiber cloth and a gentle cleanser. You can make a safe cleanser yourself using dish soap or white vinegar or procure a product designed for cleaning stainless steel from a nearby supermarket. To clean without damage, use your ideal cleanser and then wipe gently until the surface is clean and glossy once more.

Wipe with the Grain

Another thing that most people don’t distinguish about stainless steel is that it has a grain or fine lines in the material. Rubbing or scrubbing across these lines can cause scratches and mar the protective surface. Look at it deeply before cleaning your stainless steel to determine which direction the grain runs, and then wipe gently in the same direction. In case you’re not confident, consult your user manual, contact the manufacturer, or check a product website to figure out which direction the grain flows on your particular appliance.

Rinse with Clean Water

Most cleaners, including homemade ones, can cause blemish film or residue on a stainless steel surface. That is why once you are finished cleaning your appliance, it’s important to rinse the surface with clean water. Using a clean microfiber cloth, wet with clean water and wipe down the whole surface of the appliance. This will help prevent damage and leave a bright finish.

Clean Regularly

People often make the last mistake with their stainless steel appliances by letting dirt sit for several days before cleaning it off. On the whole, the longer you allow dirt and grime to stay on your appliance, the more difficult it will be to remove. Moreover, as we’ve recently mentioned, harsh scrubbing and cleansers will damage your appliance’s protective coating. To deliver the best treatment of your stainless steel appliance, wipe it down frequently and regularly, particularly if a wet spill, splashes, or fingerprints become visible.

Stainless steel appliances are a big investment. This means that you must take good care of them. You can extend the life of your stainless steel appliances clean and beautiful by following these simple steps.


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