How to clean stainless steel


Stainless steel has been known for its unique ability to resist rust and corrosion. It is therefore a most preferred choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Things like dirt and grime have the potential of putting your stainless steel at risk of corrosion. The best thing is that it is easy to clean stainless steel as long as you follow certain prescribed steps. The following is a step-by-step approach on how to clean stainless steel.

Soak it in soapy water

In cases where the object is small, such as a pan or a spoon, it is advisable to soak the item in soapy water to help in removing the sticky burnt-on food or any other stains if necessary. If the stains are tough, soak it overnight to ease the process of scrubbing. For much stronger stains, make an ammonia solution.

Scrub the stainless steel with a dump cloth

Using a sponge or a dump cloth, gently scrub the surface of the item continuously. You do not have to press hard on the item. The soak should soften up the dirt to enable easy removal. Rinse the cloth frequently to avoid smearing more potential contaminants over the stainless steel. This should keep the already cleaned surface clean. Some stainless steel surfaces have a polished finish. In this case, avoid scrubbing in a circular manner and do not scrub against the finish.

Thoroughly rinse with warm and clean water.

Use a clean and dump cloth to wipe away the stainless steel. Ensure you remove all the residue of the detergents used in cleaning the stainless steel. The residue may result in discoloration or even leave unwanted streaks.

Repeat the process if need be.

The soaking and eventual gentle scrubbing usually takes care of most of the dirt. But if the stains persist, repeat the process and be patient. Persistent and gentle scrubbing will eventually remove all the stains in the end. Most Tampa carpet cleaning companies clean stainless steel.