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Rust on stainless steel

I used some kind of cleaner and now there is tiny rust spots all over the stainless steel fridge door

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Check out this site
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these guys sell covers for your fridge and ones to match your other appliances. They even have stainless steel. Instead of scrubbing away-- just reface your appliances. They have vinyl and magnetic covers that are so easy to install and protect your appliances.

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1) Take rust off with Bar Keeper's Friend and a damp sponge.
2) Rinse and dry
3) Wipe with mineral oil.

Will be good as new

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