Care of Stainless Steel

Stainless steels require regular cleaning for aesthetic considerations and to preserve corrosion resistance. Some tips on the care of stainless steel are:

Effective Cleaning Methods

Job Cleaning Agents Comments
Routine Cleaning Warm water, soap, ammonia, detergent Apply with sponge or soft cloth. Good for all finishes
Fingerprints/Smears Non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner/polish Provides barrier film to minimize fingerprints. Good for all finishes
Stubborn Stains/Discoloration Non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner/polish, Grade FFF or Grade F Italian Pumice, Household cleaners Rub lightly, using damp cloth, in direction of polish lines
Grease, Blood or Burnt-on Foods 4% to 6% hot solution of such agents as Tri-sodium polyphosphate, 5% to 15% caustic soda solution, Easy-Off Excellent removal on acids, all finishes. Particularly useful where rubbing is not practical
Grease and Oil Any good commercial detergent or caustic cleanser Apply with sponge or soft cloth in direction of polish lines

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