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How to Take Care of Stainless Steel Appliances

Kimberly Rental Home Kitchen with Stainless Steel AppliancesNumerous attractive kitchens in today’s Kimberly rental homes are equipped with stainless steel appliances. Irrespective of whether you or your landlord own those appliances, you have to look after every appliance in your kitchen. However, in terms of a stainless steel finish, there are a lot of things to remember to make sure it doesn’t get damaged. To avoid getting scratched, worn, or otherwise damaged stainless steel surfaces, you need to follow a few simple maintenance tips. By doing this, you can guarantee that the stainless steel appliances in your rental home will stay beautiful for many years.

Use a Soft Cloth

One of the biggest mistakes people often make is using abrasive sponges or cleaners on their stainless steel surfaces. Stainless steel appliances contain a protective layer designed to prevent rust. However, abrasive cleaners, sponges, and brushes will damage that surface, leaving ugly marks and, eventually, rust spots.

Preferably, select a microfiber cloth and a gentle cleanser. You can create a safe cleanser yourself via dish soap or white vinegar or acquire a product designed for cleaning stainless steel at your local store. To clean without damage, use your preferred cleanser and then wipe gently until the surface is clean and appealing again.

Wipe with the Grain

Another factor that several individuals are unaware of about stainless steel is that it has a grain or fine lines in the material. Rubbing or scrubbing across these lines can cause scratches and mar the protective surface. Before cleaning your stainless steel, check it carefully to recognize which direction the grain runs, and afterward wipe gently in the same direction. If you are unsure, consult your user manual, contact the manufacturer, or check a product website to know which direction the grain flows on your specific appliance.

Rinse with Clean Water

Several cleaners, even homemade ones, can result in unpleasant film or residue on a stainless steel surface. Due to that, after cleaning your appliance, it’s critical to rinse the surface with clean water. Using a clean microfiber cloth, wet with clean water and wipe down the entire surface of the appliance. This will help prevent damage and leave a shiny finish.

Clean Regularly

People often make the last mistake with their stainless steel appliances by letting dirt sit for a long time before cleaning it off. Most of the time, the longer you allow dirt and grime to remain on your appliance, the more complicated it will be to remove. In addition, as we said before, harsh scrubbing and cleansers will damage your appliance’s protective coating. To achieve the most favorable care of your stainless steel appliance, wipe it down frequently and regularly, particularly after a wet spill, splashes, or fingerprints become visible.

Stainless steel appliances are a big investment. That’s why it’s vital to take good care of them. By taking these easy instructions, you can maintain your stainless steel appliances clean and beautiful for many years.


If you’re looking for a rental home that provides appliances for you to use, be sure to check out what Real Property Management Magic Valley has to offer. You can contact us online or view our listings.

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