Thursday, 31 October 2013

How to clean and maintain stainless steel kitchen worktops and appliances

How to clean and maintain stainless steel kitchen worktops and appliances


Stainless steel kitchensThe majority of breathtaking kitchens in the UK are made up of stainless steel worktops and appliances, because of it’s ability to create a modern and gleaming look. Everyone wants a shiny and spotless kitchen that can take your breath away, don’t they? Well, with stainless steel kitchens it can be an issue, due to the difficulty people have in cleaning and maintaining the shiny appearance.

What you will need:

  • Warm water
  • A cloth/sponge
  • Washing up liquid
  • Glass cleaner
  • Stainless steel cleaner
(not all of the above products are necessary, it depends on what type of condition the surface is in)

How to clean the stainless steel surface:

Daily and regular cleaning

Items needed:
  • Warm water
  • A cloth/sponge
To go about cleaning your kitchen daily, the simple use of warm water and a cloth will do the job perfectly. Be sure to use a soft cloth or sponge, as steel is very vulnerable to scratches and scuffs. We have all seen examples of worktops or products that have had a hard brush used on them, and now they are showing each and every scratch, that is why it is important to use a soft cloth or sponge.

Top Tip: Once you have wiped over the surface, be sure to dry it off with a dry towel or microfibre cloth, as this will prevent any water spots from showing.

For a deeper clean on tougher stains

Items needed:
  • Warm water
  • A cloth/sponge
  • Washing up liquid
Sometimes warm water and a sponge doesn’t seem to tackle those harsher stains, however put a little bit of washing up liquid in the picture and you’ve cracked it! Simply wet the cloth with the warm water, add a little washing up liquid onto the cloth and wipe away. Any dirt or stains will come away as you rub the liquid and wet cloth onto it, once this is done simply rinse all the liquid off the cloth, give it one last wipe and you should have yourself one sparkling worktop!

Top Tip: Remember to give it a dry!

To remove fingerprints

Items needed:
  • A cloth
  • Glass cleaner
Fingerprints are a major problems when it comes to stainless steel, however with a quick wipe over with a cloth and some glass cleaner they will be gone in no time.

Top Tip: If you are thinking about having stainless steel worktops installed into your kitchen, why not consider choosing the type that is fingerprint resistant? Many manufacturers are introducing these types of products, as they simply save a lot of time that is spent cleaning!

Removing scratches and scuffs

Items needed:
  • A cloth
  • Stainless steel cleaner
As mentioned previously, stainless steel worktops and appliances are extremely vulnerable to scratches and scuffs. However, they can be resolved by using stainless steel cleaner which can help reduce the size of the scratches or even get rid of them altogether! Stainless steel cleaners are all different, so be sure to read the instructions on how to use them in order to prevent any further issues with your worktops or appliances.

Top Tip: Give the surface a wipe over with a damp cloth, and then a wipe with a dry cloth after using the stainless steel cleaner. This will help reduce any residue stains and wet spots.

If you would like to discuss a new stainless steel installation with us, our kitchen design showroom in Sheffield is the place to call on 0114 268 3900 or email us at info@granddesigns.org.uk today!


For information on the products and services we offer at DSM please visit us online -  www.dsmstainlessproducts.co.uk 

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