Question about KitchenAid (KSRD22FKST) Side by Side Refrigerator
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
> 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.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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TO CLEAN MAYTAG STAINLESS STEEL REFRIGERATOR:
not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays, scouring
cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents,
bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts,
interior and door liners, or gaskets. Do not use paper towels,
scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools.
do I clean and care my stainless steel surfaces such as refrigerator
or any other stainless steel made appliance?
NOTE: Just because a cleaner is a liquid does not mean that it is nonabrasive. Many liquid cleaners designed to be gentle on tile and smooth surfaces still damage stainless steel.
Avoid Citric acid
can discolors stainless steel. To avoid damage to the finish of
your stainless steel appliance, do not allow these substances to
remain on the steel finish:MUSTARD,TOMATO JUICE,MARINARA SAUCE,CITRUS-BASED SAUCES,CITRUS-BASED PRODUCTS.
you want to clean safe and keep the sparkling steel you can purchase STAINLESS
STEEL WIPES this wipes is ideal for cleaning food spills,grime and
stains leaving surfaces shining like new. This wipes is for stainless
parts only make it sure this stainless steel wipes to come into
contact with any plastic parts.BUT
THE SAFEST WAY TO CLEAN STAINLESS STEEL SURFACES IS TAP WATER WITH
CLEAN WHITE CLOTH.
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