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How to clean kitchens made of stainless steel ?

by Jindal Kitchens Modular Kitchen Manufacturer in India

Because it is durable and simple to clean, stainless steel is the ideal material for kitchens. Only one word of caution: thoroughly clean the surfaces.

Stainless steel kitchens are becoming increasingly popular in residential settings. They are considered a long-term investment because they are durable, hygienic, and possess a strong character. Under one condition: stainless steel must be properly cleaned.

This is because by thoroughly cleaning stainless steel, you can obtain a kitchen that is spotless and free of stains and scratches, thereby increasing its durability. In fact, because of time and use, stainless steel may lose some of its luster and become less lustrous. Specifically, pay attention to the area's most prone to wear (such as the sink and stove) where water and dirt accumulate in great quantities. Also, regularly remove stains and fingerprints from the stainless steel surface, especially on the top, doors, and around handles.

What should we do then? The good news is that stainless steel is simple to clean. This is evidenced by the phenomenal success of stainless steel in professional restaurants and catering businesses, where wear is significantly greater than in residential kitchens and where cleaning and sanitising stainless steel must be as simple as possible. All you need to do is follow a few simple basic rules.

Let's examine together how to clean a stainless steel kitchen without scratching or otherwise damaging this charming and expressive natural material.

How to ensure proper cleaning and maintenance of stainless steel in the kitchen

Avoid the below at any cost:

As we mentioned earlier, stainless steel is a nearly eternal material, if it is well looked after. It is highly resistant to impacts, corrosion, and elevated temperatures. It is biologically pure and antibacterial as a result. In addition, its smooth surface makes it incredibly simple to clean. However, there are a few things that must be avoided at all costs in order to preserve its unique qualities.

1. The use of abrasive sponges or metal wire pads is prohibited

This may seem like an obvious point to make, but a surprising number of individuals make this error, causing scoring and even visible scratches on the stainless steel surface. It is not necessary to rub stainless steel to remove stubborn stains of dirt. Using specific products is enough.

2. Do not use bleach or detergents containing chlorine or iodine

Indeed, these substances reduce the corrosion resistance of stainless steel and diminish its lustre and sheen. Should they unfortunately come into contact with stainless steel, our advice is to rinse the surface immediately with plenty of water.

3. Every time stainless steel is washed or even just a few drops of water are added, it must be dried.

When water dries on stainless steel, it leaves stains on the surface due to the limescale it contains. The "harder" the water, in other words the richer it is in limescale, the more evident these ring marks will be.

4. Avoid leaving scissors and other iron objects on stainless steel surfaces (especially if these are wet or even just damp).

This simple precaution will prevent the formation of unsightly, difficult-to-remove rust stains.

5. Prevent prolonged exposure to acidic foods

Stainless steel has a high acid resistance. However, prolonged exposure to acidic food can dent and damage it. Therefore, do not leave acidic food (or food residue such as fruit peel) on the surface of stainless steel for an extended period. Particularly, avoid citrus fruit (even when peeled! ), tomatoes, strawberries, forest fruits, kiwis, etc.

Good Practices you should follow while using a Stainless Steel Kitchen are:

Now that it is clear what not to do, we can offer some practical advice for cleaning stainless steel.

1. Use neutral, non-aggressive detergents.

Use ethyl alcohol for routine surface maintenance or to remove food stains or inevitable "finger marks" left on stainless steel (or a solution of water and alcohol). The liquid may be sprayed or vaporized directly onto the surface, followed by wiping with a soft, dry cloth. The gleaming effect will be assured.

2. Use natural cleaning products for routine maintenance.

You can also use natural solutions, such as vinegar and lemon, to clean stainless steel. The former is useful for disinfecting and polishing stainless steel, removing fingerprints left by human hands. Lemon is an excellent degreaser and limescale remover. In this instance, simply apply lemon juice to limescale stains, let sit for a while, and then rinse. These two natural remedies are recommended because they are both effective and environmentally friendly.

3. Always use a dry, soft cloth.

Utilize a cotton cloth or some soft kitchen roll to clean stainless steel. Additionally, the kitchen roll or cloth should be replaced frequently and must be perfectly clean and dry; otherwise, ring marks may be left behind.

We recommend cleaning stainless steel that has been orbitally polished by rubbing it with the cloth in a circular motion for optimal results. In contrast, satin-finish stainless steel should be cleaned in a straight line (horizontal or vertical), preferably in the direction of the metal.

4. Use sodium bicarbonate or specific products for tougher stains.

Sodium bicarbonate mixed with a small amount of warm water is very effective for removing stubborn dirt. The result is a thick cream that should be applied to the stainless steel surface, left to work for a few minutes, then rinsed off and wiped dry with a microfiber cloth.

In addition, specialized cleaning products, such as cream detergents, are commercially available for stainless steel surfaces. Simply apply the cream to the surface with a damp cloth, wait a few seconds for it to take effect, rinse with water, and dry with a dry cloth. The outcome is assured.

Pay attention to the type of stainless steel used to make your kitchen

Once you have learned all our tricks and tips on how to clean stainless steel, we have one final word of warning: pay attention to the type of stainless steel. Indeed, this is because not all stainless steels are the same. 304* stainless steel is the safest, most durable, food-safe stainless steel available. Specifically, the same stainless steel used in commercial restaurant kitchens for saucepans, frying pans, and cutlery, among other items.

Many kitchens on the market today are not made with this type of stainless steel and are therefore more delicate, less durable, and less long lasting. Always verify this information prior to making a purchase to avoid unpleasant surprises when your new kitchen is delivered.

Regarding the stainless steel surface, there is no distinction. It makes no difference whether the finish is satin, orbitally polished, mirror, or lacquered. The cleaning procedures are identical.

If you are looking to renovate or install a new kitchen at your home, you should consult a Modular Stainless Steel Kitchen Manufacturer in India. There are brands that are making stylish and sustainable life experiences by blending modern sensibilities with value designs and durability.


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