How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel appliances are a great choice for the kitchen. They look great and they can resist corrosion and rust well. Your oven, fridge and dishwasher have a pristine gleam, improving the appearance of your kitchen. Steel, however, is also prone to unsightly water marks and fingerprints. Fortunately, you can maintain the excellent condition of your stainless steel appliances and countertops with occasional cleaning. Handyman Connection of Lincoln shares expert tips to help you:

How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Get the Right Cleaning Implements

Like most tasks, this is easy if you already have all your supplies on hand. For this project, you’ll need some vinegar in a spray bottle, a microfiber cloth, and mineral oil or your oil of choice. You can find all these in your local supermarkets and hardware stores.

Determine the Grain

While the term grain is usually reserved for wood, stainless steel materials also have grain. If you look closely, these are either running horizontally or vertically. For a more thorough clean, we recommend rubbing in the direction of the grain.

Pre-Clean With Vinegar

Next, you’ll need to do a preliminary clean with vinegar. Spray the appliance or countertop liberally with the liquid and wipe down with a paper towel, following the grain. This helps remove any initial debris and gives it a bit of shine.

Polish With Oil

Dip the cloth in some oil and wipe your appliance in the direction of the grain. Repeat this step until all of the marks have disappeared. When you’re done, you’ll have a shiny new appliance or countertop.

With the right tools, you can easily renew the appearance of your steel appliances. For more professional results, you can turn to Handyman Connection of Lincoln. We offer a wide range of home improvement services. Contact us at (402) 205-2575 to learn more about our services. You can also get a free estimate.

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