Stainless steel is an iron alloy containing more than 10% chromium. This metal is noted for its hardness and durability and is used to make sinks, counter tops, flatware, cookware, appliances, and other items. On the outer layer of stainless steel, chromium develops a strong oxide covering. This coating prevents rust, but if it is lost due to wear, misuse, or corrosion, the metal will rust like regular steel.
To protect the chromium coating on stainless steel, avoid being overly harsh when cleaning. When objects become trapped or scorched on stainless steel goods, this can be difficult.Baking soda is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaner that is soft enough to use on stainless steel while yet being strong enough to remove the hardest dirt. This item is easily accessible and reasonably priced in retailers.
With soap and water, remove any loose filth or food from the area.
Dampen the remaining filth with warm vinegar. Allow three to five minutes for the vinegar to soak (longer for larger spots).
Sprinkle baking soda freely over the filthy area. Scrub using a vinegar-dampened sponge. Baking soda and vinegar will froth in a non-toxic chemical reaction that will aid in the removal of filth. This foaming is safe for your skin.
Rinse the sponge and replenish with baking soda as needed. As you scrape, keep the area wet. Scrub in a circular motion with moderate pressure on the sponge, scrubbing at various angles.
Thoroughly rinse the area with warm water.
Using a soft towel, dry the area. This procedure aids in the prevention of water stains and corrosion.
When done, apply a little layer of mineral oil to stainless steel surfaces to bring out the sheen.