These days, numerous stunning kitchens in Fort Worth rental homes are using stainless steel appliances. Whether those appliances belong to you or your landlord, it is your duty to monitor every appliance in your kitchen. But when it comes to a stainless steel finish, there are numerous factors you should know to guarantee that you don’t damage it. You may avoid having scratched, worn, or otherwise damaged stainless steel surfaces by implementing a couple of easy maintenance tips. Thereby, you can guarantee that the stainless steel appliances in your rental home will stay beautiful for the upcoming years.
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 coated with a protective layer designed to prevent rust. But abrasive cleaners, sponges, and brushes will damage that surface, leaving ugly marks and, in the long run, rust spots.
Preferably, opt for a microfiber cloth and a gentle cleanser. You can make a safe cleanser yourself out of dish soap or white vinegar or obtain a product designed for cleaning stainless steel at your local store. To clean without damage, use your desired cleanser and then wipe gently until the surface is clean and stunning once more.
Wipe with the Grain
One more thing that many people have no idea 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. Examine it carefully before cleaning your stainless steel to identify which direction the grain runs, and afterward wipe gently in the same direction. If you’re not sure, consult your user manual, contact the manufacturer, or check a product website to specify which direction the grain flows on your particular appliance.
Rinse with Clean Water
Many cleaners, including homemade ones, can leave a film or residue on a stainless steel surface. Because of that, after cleaning your appliance, it’s critical 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 provide a dazzling finish.
People often make the last mistake with their stainless steel appliances by letting dirt sit for a long period before cleaning it off. For the most part, the longer you allow dirt and grime to remain on your appliance, the more complicated it will be to remove. And, as we’ve previously said, harsh scrubbing and cleansers will damage your appliance’s protective coating. To give the best quality care to your stainless steel appliance, wipe it down frequently and regularly, mostly after a wet spill, splashes, or fingerprints become visible.
Stainless steel appliances are a big investment. So it’s necessary to take good care of them. By applying these simple methods, you can keep your stainless steel appliances clean and beautiful for a lot longer.
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