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Dirt, dust and grime, however, put stainless steel at risk for corrosion and rust. Luckily, stainless steel responds well to cleaning, never wearing out from excessive cleaning, as long as certain rules are followed.
Chrome plating is a process applied to aluminum. The best way to clean it is also with plain water and a soft cloth.
Brushed aluminum is aircraft grade aluminum with a brushed finish applied to give it a soft luster. Many of the appliances in today’s kitchens are actually brushed aluminum. The best way to clean brushed aluminum is with plain water and a soft cloth.
Different ways to clean stainless steel
Water and a cloth
Routine cleaning can be done simply by using warm water and a cloth. This is the least risky option for cleaning stainless steel. Dry with a towel or cloth to prevent water spots. Wipe in the directions of the polish lines.
Glass cleaner for fingerprints
Fingerprints are one of the biggest complaints about stainless steel, but can be taken care of by using glass cleaner or household ammonia. Rinse thoroughly and towel dry.
Stainless Steel Cleaner
If you’ve had staining or scratching, or need to polish your steel, a stainless steel cleaner may be a good option. Some of these cleaners and polishes can help minimize scratching and remove stains. They also can polish stainless steel surfaces nicely. Read the directions on the stainless steel cleaner and test in an inconspicuous spot. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and towel dry.
Mild detergent, (dish washing liquid) and cloth
For cleaning that needs more power, mild detergent and warm water can do a great job without damaging the stainless steel. Make sure you rinse the surface thoroughly to prevent staining and spotting. Towel dry to prevent water spots which minerals in water can cause.
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