Stainless Steel Facts and Information
Stainless steel contains chromium, which reacts with oxygen to form an invisible, yet tough, protective film on the steel surface. This chemical reaction gives stainless steel its corrosion resistance. Stainless steel is also extremely durable and is often the most cost-effective option because of its longevity.
Maintenance of Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain requiring minimal effort to clean and sanitize. Take a look at the following guidelines to ensure that your appliances, backsplashes, and countertops remain attractive and functional for many years. Note: Stainless steel countertops will “age” over time. From general use, tops gather minor scratches from objects sliding, rubbing, and dropping on the surface. Simple wiping with a dish cloth is all that is required for maintenance.
Use warm water with or without a gentle detergent. Wipe dry with towels following the direction of the polish lines.
Cleaners and Cleaning Methods
When deciding which cleaners and cleaning methods to use, keep in mind that abrasive cleaners can scratch stainless steel. Do not want use soaps that contain grit, and definitely stay away from hard abrasives. As a rule, always use the safest cleaning agents first (water is the least harmful), and only use strong cleaners if milder ones do not work. Whenever you are wiping a stainless steel surface, do so in the direction of the polish lines, not across them. Note: Never use steel wool on stainless steel. It may embed steel particles on the surface and lead to rusting.
Benefits and Uses of Stainless Steel
Stainless steel both looks great and requires little maintenance, which makes it a popular surface in the modern home. In addition to being low-maintenance, stainless steel is one of the most hygienic surfaces available. This is especially beneficial in the kitchen, where remnants of food and cooking grease promote bacterial growth. If you’re environmentally conscious, rest assured that stainless steel is 100 percent recyclable. The stainless steel accessories you purchase are, in all likelihood, made from recycled material.
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