Most people think about the kitchen as the heart of a house. Not just because you cook your regular meals there, but it’s also the perfect place to have a party with friends and also a Family reunion to celebrate special moments. Otherwise, people wouldn’t spend so much money on it when it comes to a revamping. Stainless steel appliances are a must-have item in the designers’ list. They add a neutral, sophisticated and professional look to the place. But it’s not just about its beauty that this type of material is well known for, it’s also a very durable and Strong metal, hygienic and recyclable. Due to easily getting dirty, pesky fingerprints are visible from far and scratches are quite easy to happen, many people don’t like stainless steel since they think it is too hard to keep it as clean and sharp as it looks in the showroom. But guess what? They’re kind of wrong! Keeping your stainless steel could be easier and cheaper than you’ve ever thought possible!!! Here are some tips to follow and start your daily cleaning process:
• Follow the grain!
A sheet of steel has a grain. So, the first thing you need to figure out is the direction the grain leads, once it’s always best to clean following the grain to avoid any residues that may be left behind.
• Microfiber and cotton cloths
These types of fabric are perfect for cleaning because they’re soft, so they won’t scratch the surface and leave less lint. Do not use abrasive sponges or steel wool.
• Dish soap
Using dish soap to clean your stainless steel appliances is probably one of the cheapest ways you’re going to find. Just apply a few drops on a dry and clean cloth and wipe following grain. Next, wipe again with another dry cloth to remove the excess.
• White Vinegar and olive oil
Another cheap and great manner to clean the fingertips and cooking residues is by using white vinegar (never use red vinegar, because it may stain the appliance). Spray a little on a cloth and rub the surface, always following the grain. After that, apply a little bit of olive oil to polish.
• Just warm water
Warm water and cloth may be the most pleasant surprise of the tip list. Damp the cloth and rub the appliance surface. With a dry microfiber cloth, you can polish it. And that’s it! As simple as that! Another good tip to keep in mind is to avoid using hard water or any kind of product that contains chloride and chlorine bleach. Be careful with chemicals in some jewellery polish, they may be corrosive to stainless steel.
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