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Finish on "stainless steel" door is deteriorating

Fridge was installed in April 2004, has not been abused, cleaned always with soft cloth and stainless steel cleaner supplied by Sears.   During the past year vertical streaks have appeared, as though a sharp knife has pierced the finish, there are some smudges also.  Cleaner would erase marks only to have them appear again in short time.  Problem is worsening, streaks are failing to disappear even for a short time, smudges are worse, very distressing for someone who takes pride in their home.   Refrigerator was sold as 'stainless steel', but is not, a magnet won't stick to it.  It must be plastic.   What can be done to correct this problem?   Replacing doors and handles are not an option.  Model # KSRA25KKSS12 

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Refrigerator was sold as 'stainless steel', but is not, a magnet won't stick to it.
There are many different alloys that are called 'stainless' steel but all of them have some chrome, some nickel and some steel. Depending on the strength of the magnet and the specific alloy, it may or may not adhere. Generally, the higher chrome and nickel content, the less magnetic it will be.
I think that the brushed surface of your fridge was coated with a kind of clear-coat to prevent fingerprints from adhereing to the brushed surface and that clear-coat is now missing in the areas of concern.
The only cure for tha would be the wholesale removal of the doors and the remaining clear finish and then respraying it with a quality clear finsh.
Ain't progress grand?
We considered all stainless stuff for our new home a couple of years ago, decided we liked black better and now hate that too.     

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Lift the levers B until they touch the hinges A and take hold of the two sides of the doors with both hand close to the hinges. Raise the door to an angle of about 45 degrees and remove it.

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How To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances


First do a quick wipe of the appliance with a gentle liquid dish detergent & water mix, dry with a clean towel. After washing you’ll likely see the smudges and marks still hanging in there. You can buff out each smudge with a lint-free towel and some pressure, but try one of these items instead to bring back the shine and quickly remove those pesky fingerprints and smudges:
  • Olive Oil (just a dab will do)
  • Mineral Oil (Baby Oil)–Just a dab will do
  • Club Soda (especially good for removing streaks and heat stains)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Vinegar (great for polishing too)
Apply directly to a lint-free cloth and wipe down surface, follow up with a clean dry cloth to bring appliance to a mark-free shine.
  • Avoid using cleaners or cleaning tools that are abrasive since they can mar the surface (even some soft-scrubbing creams can cause damage).
  • When cleaning the surface, wipe down the appliances along the grain of the stainless steel for best results.
  • Don’t clean stainless steel with bleach (diluted or otherwise), this can damage the finish.
  • Don’t forget to open the refrigerator or oven door, you’ll likely see a mess of smudges along the edge of the door.

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