Want to know more about Stainless Steel?
Stainless steel appliances come with a protective layer made of chromium oxide. When the film breaks down, your appliances are prone to rust. Improper care can damage the protective layer. Oxygen and moisture attacks the exposed metal. The good part is that stainless steel self-heals. The protective layer quickly rebuilds itself with enough oxygen.
It’s good practice to regularly wipe down stainless steel with warm water and liquid detergent or a mild cleaner. Apply a coat of wax afterwards to protect the surface. Use a product specifically designed for stainless steel. Gel-Gloss Stainless Steel & Appliance Cleaner is a one-step product that cleans, protects, and shines.
Avoid water and other liquids in direct contact with your appliances. Moisture accelerates the rusting process. Hang only dry dish towels on your refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher. Thoroughly dry your stainless steel knives, cookware, and sinks with a soft cloth.
If you’re salting water in a stainless steel pot, throw in the salt when the water boils. Salt will cause pots to rust if the water is cold.
This blog is one of my shortest. However, the content contains all useful information. If you don’t own any stainless steel appliances, I am sure you have something in your kitchen made of stainless steel. I hope this blog helped you bring back the sparkle - or gave you a new insight.