Stainless steel is one of the most used materials in today’s kitchens, both in compact pieces and in panels that have a thousand uses. It is a specific material, a type of steel, highly resistant especially to corrosion, which is mainly composed of iron and that it must contain at least one 10.5% chromium, along with other possible materials such as, for example, nickel, as detailed by the Mexican Institute of Stainless, Iminox.
It is very decorative and, despite what it may seem, it is not difficult to keep in perfect condition. You just have to know how to get it and, above all, what products do you have to avoid If you don’t want to spoil it ahead of time.
How to make the stainless steel in your kitchen look perfect
Sometimes the simplest works best. Keeping your stainless steel appliances as the first day is effortless. A simple microfiber cloth or cloth (not cotton) moistened or with a drop of soap that you normally use to wash dishes it can be enough to leave these types of surfaces flawless and without a single mark.
You have specific products, soft with stainless steel, that give very good results, that you should choose gel texture, not powder. Many of the ones you use to clean the glass ceramic can be worth it, but, just in case, it is always important read the label and the conditions of use. As manufacturers of stainless steel appliances recall, such as Bosch (@BoschHomeEs), you should never use a product that contains chlorine to clean stainless steel, because it would act as a corrosive and would end the good appearance of your refrigerator or washing machine.
Cleaning is also important following the direction of polishing Y dry the surface very well to avoid the marks that the water can leave, especially if they are “hard” waters with a high content of lime.
As general advice, the ideal is not to accumulate dirt of any kind on this material, so that a “pass” is enough to make it perfect, without the need to resort to overly aggressive solutions or “blunt” scouring pads that can scratch it. If you have to scrub, always use blue fiber scourers and if you want a homemade trick, dilute a few drops of vinegar in water gives excellent results when it comes to cleaning stainless steel surfaces and leaving them beautiful and shiny.