Cleaning and maintenance

Stainless steel can last for more than 100 years, but sometimes needs cleaning to wipe of dust and dirt. Find out how to handle this best.

Cleaning of stainless steel in the home

Frequently Asked Questions about the cleaning of stainless steel in the home; learn about the following:

  • the cleaning properties of stainless steel
  • finger marks
  • stubborn stains
  • limescale
  • burnt-on-food
  • tea and coffee residues
  • residues of adhesives
  • unsuitable cleaning methods
  • special protective sprays
  • long-term hygienic properties

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The care and cleaning of stainless steel

This five-page handbook is a handy guide for both industrial and household stainless steel cleaning. Covers effective cleaning methods for routine cleaning, fingerprints and smears, stubborn stains and discoloration, grease, blood, burnt-on or baked-on foods, and grease and oil.
Source: Specialty Steel Industry of North America

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How to clean stainless steel

The key to keeping stainless steel stainless clean is proper care and maintenance. In general, it's best to start with basic cleaning and work your way up as needed. With just a little effort, your appliance or countertop will shine on!
Source: the Spruce

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Care, maintenance and cleaning of stainless steel

Helpful advice and guidance on how to look after stainless steel.
Source: Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association

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Cleaning stainless steel FAQs

Practical advice on cleaning stainless steel utensils and appliances.
Source: DoItYourself.com

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Cleaning and descaling stainless steel

This publication will describe for designers, manufacturers and consumers various practices for cleaning stainless steel before, during and after fabrication. This includes methods for removing oxide scales resulting from hot-forming operations, thermal treatment, and welding and brazing; for removing free-iron contamination on stainless steel surfaces that may have been picked up from metalworking tools; for removing metal-forming lubricants and coolants; and for removing the general accumulation of dirt, grime, and surface stains that occur during normal storage, handling and fabrication.
Source: Nickel Institute

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