Stainless steel appliances are a popular choice for many homeowners because of their sleek and modern look.
However, many people are amazed, and incredibly frustrated, at how these dazzling appliances quickly become dirty and stained.
So much for “stainless” steel.
But take heart.
In this article, we will explore some foolproof tips on how to clean stainless steel appliances so that they maintain their beautiful appearance.
Cleaning stainless steel appliances can be a daunting task.
Not only do you have to contend with streaks and fingerprints, but often times the dirt and grease seem to cling to the surface no matter what you do.
But don’t worry, with a few simple tips and tricks, you can have your appliances looking like new again in no time at all.
First, in order to save you time, we will cover the stunningly easy and absolute fastest way to clean stainless steel appliances or any other stainless steel surfaces, using the iClean Mini sprayer.
It is ridiculously easy to use and does not use any chemicals. So it is safe for kids, pets and plants, even if accidentally ingested.
Ever wonder how professionals clean stainless steel?
We’ll let you in on a trade secret of how many restaurants, hotels and large corporations clean and sanitize their facilities. For these businesses, time is money.
They need to quickly clean all types of surfaces, including stainless steel sinks, elevators, handrails and door handles.
Many of these organizations (McDonald’s, Nestle, Dominos, Microsoft, international airports and hotel chains) use commercial-grade SAO (stabilized aqueous ozone). Which is just a technical term for oxygen-infused water.
They use a wall-mounted dispenser that hooks into a normal sink faucet, applies an electric charge, and generates ozone (tri-atomic oxygen) to infuse into the water.
The result is a cleaning and sanitizing solution (SAO) made up of oxygen and water.
It cleans and sanitizes pretty much any surface you can think of.
So cleaning professionals put into their spray bottles, mop buckets and industrial floor cleaning machines and clean all day long without having to change spray bottles, mix toxic cleaning chemicals or worry about overspray or inhalation of toxic fumes from cleaning chemicals.
That solution would cost about $1,250 USD and require a permanent installation over your laundry room sink.
Not every household or business has room for that type of setup.
What if you could take the same technology and make it easy and affordable to use for the household or small businesses?
The absolute best stainless steel cleaner spray
The iClean Mini takes that commercial strength cleaning and sanitizing and shrinks it down to a handheld sprayer.
Here’s how you use it:
Step 1. Spray the surface.
Step 2. Wipe the surface.
That’s it! You’re done 🙂
Traditional ways of cleaning stainless steel appliances
The typical advice on how to clean stainless steel surfaces at home go something like this:
Step 1. Start by wiping down the appliance with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or dust.
Step 2. Mix a few drops of dish soap with some warm water in a bowl. Make sure to keep it out of the reach of children and pets, as even dish soap can be harmful if it gets into their mouth or eyes.
Step 3. Using a soft cloth, dip it into the soapy water and wipe down the appliance.
Step 4. Rinse the cloth in clean water and wipe down the appliance again to remove any soap residue.
Step 5. Dry the appliance with a clean dust-free towel.
Sounds a little complicated and messy but it is a cheap way to go if it really works.
Question is, how many times in a day might you have to repeat the process?
If you have stubborn stains on your stainless steel surfaces
If you have any stubborn stains or marks on your stainless steel appliance, some popular home maintenance experts suggest that you might have to use an abrasive such as baking soda or white vinegar to help remove them.
Mix the abrasive with some water and apply it to the stain using a soft cloth.
Rub the stain gently until it is gone, then rinse the area with clean water and dry it off.
Stainless steel appliance manufacturers and other experts caution not to use any abrasives at all on stainless steel and not to leave vinegar or other substances on the surfaces as they can do permanent damage to that beautifully sleek finish.
Common approaches for stubborn stains on your appliances
These same home maintenance experts recommend that if the stain persists you might have to resort to one of those heavy-duty chemical creams that are sold in the home appliance section of your favorite retail store.
But be sure to read the health and safety instructions on the chemical cream packaging and to wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) recommended by the manufacturer, usually including rubber gloves, safety goggles and an appropriate mask to minimize the possibility of damage to your respiratory system or accidental poisoning.
Also, be careful to use as directed to avoid permanently damaging the stainless steel finish.
Now you can see why we authentically promote the safe and efficient iClean Mini 🙂
In summary, it is possible to keep your stainless steel appliances looking shiny and new by using the methods outlined above.
We hope you choose the safe, environmentally sustainable and incredibly convenient way of oxygen and water over the traditional toxic chemical treatments peddled by large chemical corporations.