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​How to Care for Your Stainless-Steel Appliances

Stainless steel appliances look great and blend with most decors. Here at 520 Park, our luxury apartment homes feature fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances sure to compliment your personal design style. Keep your appliances looking pristine and free of marks from grease, fingerprints and water drops by following these guidelines.

  1. Wipe in the Direction of The Grain

When cleaning stainless steel appliances, the main goal is to do it without damaging the surface or leaving unsightly streaks on it. Find the direction of the grain by looking for little horizontal or vertical lines in the stainless steel. If the stainless-steel grain is horizontal, wipe from left to right. If the grain is vertical, wipe in a downward direction.
  1. Use a Designated Stainless-Steel Cleaner

Avoid using any harsh chemicals or multi-purpose cleaners that contain bleach or ammonia on your stainless-steel appliances, as these can cause scratches and damage to the appliance. Instead, use a designated stainless steel cleaner, which is formulated to dissolve grease without scratching. Many also leave behind a protective coating to help deter future fingerprints.
  1. Wipe With Microfiber Cloth

After cleaning your appliances, avoid allowing them to air dry, which can lead to streaks. Instead, buff them dry with a clean microfiber cloth, which lift and trap dirt and grease and do a better job zapping streaks more quickly than plain cloths or sponges do. Apply a little extra elbow grease when you come to any oily smears or stubborn fingerprints. Steel brushes and steel wool pads should not be used since they can scratch the surface of your appliance.