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Practical Advice From Parker & Bailey-Clean Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances On A Regular Basis

Stainless steel appliances look great in any kitchen which is why they have recently become so popular. The material happens to match just about any cabinet and countertop color and will stay in style long into the future. However, there is a problem with stainless steel. Contrary to its name, the material is anything but stainless. In fact, it is highly susceptible to finger print smudges, oil spatters, water stains, and food and liquid spills. In order to maintain that beautiful shine it takes some basic knowledge and a little bit of work. Cleaning your stainless steel kitchen appliances on a regular basis is well worth the effort.It will go a long way in helping to maintain a kitchen that looks as new as the day it was installed.

The first step in learning how properly clean your stainless steel kitchen sink, dishwasher, stove, microwave, or refrigerator is to learn exactly what should be avoided. Many of the popular kitchen cleaning products can cause damage to the stainless steel finish. Even plain old water can leave spots and water stains. Never use chlorine bleach or any products that contain chloride- based chemicals. Never use cleaning products that contain ammonia. Never use oven cleaners. Never use highly abrasive cleaning pads, steel brushed, or steel wool. Not only will they scratch the stainless steel material, but will also leave small metal particles behind that can rust. Abrasive cleaners can also cause unwanted scratches.

Although the list of things not to do may seem a bit daunting, there is some good news to share. There are stainless steel kitchen appliance cleaners that are engineered to clean and shine without causing any damage. These products make life a lot easier. Before you begin the actual cleaning process, it is important to understand that stainless steel has a grain, much like wood does. There are actually slight striations in the surface of the material. Although a sheet of stainless steel will have the grain going in the same direction, your appliances may be manufactured with different sheets of metal. That means there could be different directions of grain throughout the appliance. You should always try to wipe the stainless steel kitchen appliance cleaner with the grain for optimal brightness and shine. Going against the grain will not ruin the material; however, it will leave cleaning residue in the crevices of the grain, which results in a less than perfect job.

When cleaning your stainless steel appliances, it is always a good idea to get into a routine. For example, tackle the task immediately after doing the dishes. You should always use a clean and soft towel or cleaning rag. Begin by applying the cleaner directly onto the towel or rag and rub down an area of the appliance. Repeat the process until the stainless steel is gleaming.

Parker & Bailey Stainless Steel Polish is a safe, unique, and non-abrasive product that cleans, shines, and renews all stainless steel surfaces without leaving residue behind.


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