How to Clean and Maintain Stainless Steel Appliances and Surfaces

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 29, 2015 4:00:00 PM

According to a recent Houzz study, stainless steel appliances remain the most popular choice for homeowners in the U.S. Stainless steel looks great and its nonporous surface impedes the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. Whether your kitchen is full of stainless steel surfaces or you have just a little, here is how to maintain and clean them so they keep their beautiful appeal.

  • Use a microfiber cloth and avoid steel scouring pads that can scratch. While stainless steel tends to not rust if scratched water can get in under the surface and make it more vulnerable
  • Wipe with the grain. Always scrub in the same direction of the metal grain lines.
  • Avoid cleaning products that contain chloride. They can damage the finish.
  • Use a mild soap and water. There are cleaners made specifically for stainless steel but they usually contain silicone oil that will clean but not prevent fingerprints.
  • DO NOT use silver polishes that are used for cleaning jewelry. They can be corrosive and damage the surface
  • They will look better with age. They will show fewer fingerprints over time.

To read the full article and learn how to protect your stainless steel appliances and surfaces you can click here.

If you are trying to decide if stainless steel appliances are right for your new custom kitchen remodel our designers can help you. We understand that just because something looks beautiful doesn’t mean it is the right thing for you household. From appliances, to cabinets, to countertops we want to help you get a kitchen with universal design that you will love for years to come. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our kitchen design experts you can contact us here.

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Topics: Custom Kitchen, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Custom Chicagloand kitchen remodel, Stainless Steel Appliances

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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