Everyone loves the look of sparkling and streak-free stainless steel in their kitchen, but it never seems to look as good as the first day they were installed. Keeping your stainless steel appliances clean, requires you to follow some simple dos and don’ts. If you ever do find yourself needing appliance repairs and you are from the Naples and Ft. Myers, FL area, reach out to us at Diamond Appliance Repair.
The Basics of Cleaning Stainless Steel
Stainless steel can look streaky and show fingerprints making it more of a challenge than other types of appliances. One thing you can do to help avoid streaks is to use a clean microfiber towel and go with the grain when you clean. Start at the top of the appliance and work your way down. It is important that you read your owner’s manual for the cleaning and care instructions for your particular appliances before starting any cleaning routine to avoid any permanent stains on your appliances.
Things to Avoid
There are some things that you will want to avoid when it comes to cleaning your stainless appliances. One of them being steel wool or any other abrasive sponge or pad. Cleaners that contain chlorine should also be avoided as they will stain and damage the stainless steel. Oven cleaners can strip the steel plating on some stainless steel appliances, ruining the appearance. One thing that you also need to consider is that if your tap water is hard or harsh, it might leave spots or stains.
The Best At-Home Methods
There are many at-home methods for cleaning your stainless steel appliances that are worth mentioning. But one popular cleaner combination is simply white vinegar and olive oil. You can add white vinegar to a clean spray bottle, spray your stainless-steel appliances, and wipe clean with a microfiber towel. Now that your stainless steel is clean you are ready for the second step which adds a deep shine and removes any streaks or fingerprints. Simply dip your microfiber towel into a small amount of olive oil and wipe the stainless steel down with the grain.
If you live in Naples, Estero, or Ft. Myers, and need professional assistance for detailed cleaning or repair of your appliances, call Diamond Appliance Repair – your independent, family-owned appliance repair shop, at 239-687-6999. We’re here to help!