Stainless-steel appliances are a great addition to your luxury kitchen in the Twin Cities, MN. They’re sleek, stylish, and seamlessly fit in with any style, from contemporary to traditional. To keep your stainless-steel appliances looking their best, however, requires regular cleaning. The luxury home builders at L. Cramer want to help you get the most out of your custom-built kitchen. Here are a few of our favorite stainless-steel cleaning tips:
- Remember the Basics: When it comes to cleaning stainless-steel appliances, there are a lot of ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts,’ depending on the type of stainless-steel. Some cardinal rules include avoiding the use of abrasive cloths or sponges, never use cleaners containing chlorine or chloride, and always clean with the grain of your stainless-steel.
- Remove Knobs: Removing knobs or other attachments from your appliances will let you get into all of the nooks and crannies and achieve a more thorough clean. Dirt and grime like to build-up in those hard-to-reach areas. If left untreated, buildup can damage your appliances.
- Prevent Oxidization: Overtime, the stainless-steel appliances in your luxury home can oxidize, leaving behind an unsightly film that dims their shine. To fight this, we recommend using a mixture of pumice powder and water. Once you’ve mixed the two, apply the resulting paste to your appliances, making sure to follow the grain of the metal. When you’ve finished, rinse with warm water.
- Clean Handles Weekly: Your appliances’ handles are used the most, therefore they need to be cleaned the most frequently. We recommend using a microfiber cloth. This will leave a thorough, streak-free clean.
- Don’t Forget the Stove Hood: A stainless-steel stove hood is a great way to make a statement in any kitchen, however, they’re a prime location for dust and grease to accumulate. Unfortunately, the thick mixture of dust and grease can make them particularly difficult to clean. To maintain the appearance of your stove hood, it should be cleaned weekly with rubbing alcohol. Simply spray the rubbing alcohol on a cloth and wipe down the hood.
- Test Before Use: There are many DIY and retail solutions for keeping your stainless-steel appliances clean. Before using any of them, however, test clean a small area. This will reveal whether or not the cleaning solution will achieve your desired results and prevent overall damage of your appliances.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your stainless-steel appliances looking like new. Is it time to renovate your luxury home’s kitchen? Contact the expert designers and builders at L. Cramer at (952) 935-8482. Proudly serving residents of the Twin Cities, MN, we’ll help you bring your dream kitchen to life.