How to clean stainless steel
You say your new oven...and DW have stains...I will assume (if that's OK) that you have a stainless steel oven...and are washing stainless steel in the DW...but you are having streaks and or white...spots or deposits...Sounds like hard water...you may try a localized..(just for the DW and kitchen sink area) filtration system...to reduce hardness of water...(is this well water)..if so you definitely need filtration...if you don't already have it.
Here are some issues and or cleaning techniques for stainless steel.
stainless steel is known for its ability to be a clean surface that
resists corrosion and rust. Dirt, dust and grime, however, put
stainless steel at risk for corrosion and rust. Luckily, stainless
steel responds well to cleaning, never wearing out from excessive
cleaning, as long as certain rules are followed. 1. Water and a cloth.
Routine cleaning can be accomplished by using warm water and a cloth.
This is the least risky option For cleaning stainless steel. Dry with a
towel or cloth to prevent water spots. Wipe in the directions of the
2. Mild detergent, (dish washing liquid) and cloth.
cleaning that needs more power, mild detergent and warm water can do a
great job without damaging the stainless steel. Make sure you rinse the
surface thoroughly to prevent staining and spotting. Towel dry to
prevent water spots which can be caused by minerals in water.
3. Glass cleaner for fingerprints.
Fingerprints are one of the biggest complaints about stainless steel,
but can be taken care by using glass cleaner or household ammonia.
Rinse thoroughly and towel dry. There are some newer types of finishes
for stainless steel that resist fingerprints, a must if your pint-sized
helpers leave their mark on your stainless steel appliances.
4. stainless steel Cleaner.
If you’ve had staining or scratching, or need to polish your stainless
steel, a stainless steel cleaner may be a good option. Some of these
cleaners and polishes can help minimize scratching and remove stains.
They also can polish stainless steel surfaces nicely. Read the
directions on the stainless steel cleaner and test in an inconspicuous
spot. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and towel dry.
If this does not help please clarify...with specific model #'s and walk me through (step by step) what the specific problem is and how you address it....Thank you and I hope this helps.............
Good Luck...........The Fang.
Mar 06, 2009 |
GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher