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What Works Best to Remove Scratches in Stainless Steel? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Muzaam   
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 10:52
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Today's kitchens are fully equipped with materials like stainless steel top, and if it may seem chic, stainless steel scratches easily. Do not be discouraged if it is also one of the most durable materials on the market for kitchen appliances. There are several ways to keep stainless steel bright, clean and bright with a little elbow grease.
Several cleanup options

Whether using a store bought cleaner especially for your stainless steel unit that needs cleaning or a simple soap and water solution, check with the manufacturer before cleaning.
Simple Solutions

One of the easiest and safest ways to clean stainless steel with a micro fiber cloth that can be purchased at any home center or retail merchandising for the home. A micro-fiber is soft and not hard fibers that may still scratch the unit. Just rub buff, and then to clean stains and scratches while not going away, they will blend in better once they were cleaned with the cloth.
Water and soap

Try using a detergent solution of mild soap and warm water to clean stainless steel surfaces that have stripes. Mix equal parts of the solution in a bucket of water, then use a soft cloth or sponge, dish cloth to clean the area. Then compress the area with the micro fiber cloth or other dry, soft cloth to shine. Scratches are less visible. You may have to try these steps several times before seeing a difference in the surface or scratches.
Store bought products

Since there are a number of devices that are manufactured in stainless steel, there are cleaning products available for use on them. There are many solutions, powders and other store bought cleaners can be administered in particular on stainless steel. You must read the instructions carefully and follow each step as expected. Depending on the depth of the scratches, the solution may be necessary to use more than once and regularly. Store bought products such as stainless steel cleaning can be found at most home centers and hardware stores.
Call a professional

If all else fails and scratches are too deep in the stainless steel surface, you might have to call a professional to help remove them. An expert appliance may be able to recommend a specialist who not only cleans, but resurfaced in stainless steel, as well as a home improvement center. Generally, the person is well trained and uses various methods to remove scratches from the steel, such as heavy equipment polishing. Get a quote in advance before the work begins to avoid any surprises.

All the suggestions above aside, the majority of stainless steel scratches become invisible after a certain period of time. In fact, they seem to blend into the overall area of the device. With care from day to day itself, it is possible to avoid making scratches on stainless steel, taking care to start.

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