At Quean Clean, we’re often asked how to clean stainless steel surfaces
Although we call it “stainless” steel, this hardworking material used in cookware, kitchen appliances and surfaces can stain from time to time. For example, on a stainless steel sink, heavy use or a poor care routine can leave brown corrosion or rust stains on the metal. When you apply spray cleaner to the metal but is not rinsed away, this can also result in staining. Another mistake made with stainless steel includes exposure to bleach. The chemicals found in oven cleaners can also cause stains. These stains can be stubborn, but there are ways to remove them.
The shiny material can scratch. This is less problematic with a matte-finish surface, like that found on some sinks. Yet shiny stainless steel requires some care to remove stains without scratching the finish.
The Guardian’s cleaning expert, Stephanie Zia says, “One of the best ways to remove rust marks is to make a paste of cream of tartar and lemon juice. Apply it and leave for an hour or so, then rub off. Repeat if necessary. You could also use lighter fuel but, use it with caution. Apply with a paper towel rather than with a cloth.
The best commercial stainless-steel cleaner is QUEAN CLEAN Quickleen. Its a non-toxic cleaner that you can use all around the home, both inside and out. Phosphorous-free, odourless and food-safe, it removes rust and a variety of stubborn stains. Apply with a wet cloth, rub away the stains and wipe dry immediately.” Read Stephanies article here