Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaning and Maintenance

Appliances are not immune from the fashions of the time – in fact they are often indicative of an era. Right now the trend is for stainless steel appliances, a trend which is going strong. Offering a cool sheen to any kitchen or utility room, the stainless steel finish lends itself well to a range of neutral tones and presents an upmarket interior.

But what about looking after stainless steel appliances? If they are so important to the look and feel of a room they need to be taken care of properly. Stainless steel is not a cheap material and cannot be cleaned in the same manner as other materials. In this guide, we’ll talk you through the best ways to clean your stainless steel appliances – whether it’s your hob top, oven, fridge, freezer or washing machine.

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What to wipe stainless steel with?

While a normal cloth might be fine for wiping down the surface of a stainless steel appliance, you are better off with a microfibre cloth. These are dedicated cloths which will minimise any abrasive impact and improve your ability to remove sticky, stubborn residue.

Which cleaning solutions work on stainless steel?

Bicarbonate of soda is often touted as a useful cleaning solution, and it’s no different for stainless steel. The key is to not overdo it with any solution, if you feel you need more, increase it by degrees rather than risking ruining your appliance frontage.

There is one smooth solution you can also use to buff up your stainless steel appliance – baby oil. Once again, this should be used in small amounts to add that glimmering sheen and to protect against fingerprints for the coming days.

With plenty of branded cleaning products in the supermarket it can be hard to choose which is right for your appliance. The key thing is to do your research; examine the labels carefully to ensure the product you intend to purchase is suitable for stainless steel.

Be careful with any decals on stainless steel

Many appliances have the brand name and even the model written on them with a transfer or printed sticker of some kind. No matter what kind of label is on there, be careful not to rub this off with a strong cleaning solution. Having the label replaced can be costly and any accidental, partially removed labels will look awkward, ultimately aging the appliance.

Here at Domex we’re experts when it comes to repairs for stainless steel appliances. Simply contact our team today to arrange a visit from one of our engineers.