What's The Best Way To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances? It Depends...
Stainless steel appliances have grown in popularity over the past 20 years. Stainless steel can add an image of elegance and sophistication to your home kitchen. When cared for properly, the luxurious finish will last the life of the appliance. Hence the reason for this article...
Let's start with the basics. There used to be one style of stainless steel but over the past few years, that has changed. Appliance manufacturers have introduced anti-fingerprint stainless which is maintained in a totally different way than the stainless many of us already have in our kitchens. We'll cover proper care for both.
Anti-fingerprint stainless steel has a coating that protects the finish from marking, hence the term anti-fingerprint. Basic care generally consists of using a microfiber towel and washing the surface with warm water and if needed, a mild detergent. You should always follow the manufacturer's directions found in their use and care manual.
Appliances that have authentic stainless steel come in different qualities and "grains". The grain of the stainless steel is extremely important to note before cleaning. Many grains run horizontal but you may run into some that run verticle. The key is to figure out which way your grain runs before starting to clean. You always want to clean with the grain in order to prevent scratches and streaks. Once you've found which way your grain runs, apply Diamond Shine Kitchen cleaner to a microfiber or cotton cloth. Start at the top left-hand corner of the appliance and work your way across remembering to always go with the grain. Diamond Shine cleaners contain sub-micron diamond particles that will help remove any light scratches, clean those annoying fingerprints, and leave your appliances with a showroom finish. Diamond Shine can even remove any surface rust spots that may have formed due to using window cleaner or other products that aren't designed to clean stainless steel.
Maintaining that opulent look that you strive for isn't hard to do at all. Just follow the steps described above when you use Diamond Shine Kitchen cleaner to ensure the job gets done correctly the first time.
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