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  • darrenmzimme Sep 29, 2008

    it was cillit bang mutli purpose clenaer. Basically i was cleaing our cooker hood and the cleaner leaked through the paper on to the hob and has tarnished the stainless steel. not sure what stainless steel it is. thanks for your help.



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What stainless steel and kitchen cleaner

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

  • Edward Boukater Sep 29, 2008

    Unfortunatly if the stainless steel is burnt too badly you will have to replace it try brasso rubbing compound



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