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Re: rust on stainless steel
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Yes, stainless will rust. The above link has helpful information on how to treat rust spots on stainless. The web site suggests using a mild acid, such as oxalic acid, which can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes. Use a green scrub pad, as recommended. Hope this helps....
yes replace the seal, this type of spotting that forms as rust color occurs on "ferritic" stainless steel. Simply put there exists iron in the alloy and the surface needs to be pacified. Use DeBruce Polish to correct the problem. Non-toxic and odor-less containing NO ACID, this TRUE MULTI-SURFACE CLEANER is the best product for stainless steel AND glass/ceramic cook tops. Go to debrucepolish.com, you will be glad you did!
Stainless steel does rust - or at least that is the theory.
There is in fact two types of stainless steel; the original categorised austenitic which is instantly recognised due to it being unable to attract a magnet due to the absence of iron. Austenitic is relatively expensive and difficult to work but adding iron in various quantities to the alloy produces a cheaper, lighter metal that looks good and is easier to work while still providing some resistance to corrosion. The more iron that is added to the ferritic type of stainless, the lighter, cheaper and easier it is to work but the corrosion resistance is substantially reduced.
Cars have been fitted with stainless steel exhaust systems of the ferritic type for many years and although they last a long time they soon show surface rust and sometimes will rust through.
I expect your fridge wipes are either acid or alkaline that are suitable only for austenitic and good grades of ferritic and Bosch have used a particularly poor grade of stainless. I expect fridge magnets stick very well...
Mild discolouration could be removed with a mild abrasive cleaner though that would tend to ruin the brushed finish. Clearly future cleaning should be carried out with a neutral ph cleaner and the surface protected with a hard wax polish.
I suggest you check the cleaning instructions in the Bosch instruction book. If you feel you have done nothing wrong you might be able to claim from your household insurer as accidental damage. It would be a good idea to inform the manufacturer of the cleaning wipes...
fridge/freezers are only painted on the OUTSIDE,the interior has only got primer,so if kept in a garage or any high humdity area rust will occur.(from the inside out,like a car)NO CURE......thats the way makers get you to buy new.....
Debruce Polish is the answer. It is non-toxic and odorless, DeBruce will remove the rust and pacify the finish. DeBruce is perfect for touch ups and great on ceramic cook tops and more. We buy DeBruce polish at debrucepolish.com.
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 cleaningstainless steel. Dry with a
towel or cloth to prevent water spots. Wipe in the directions of the
polish lines. 2. Mild detergent, (dish washing liquid) and cloth. For
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.
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Jenn Air makes great products, don't blame them. Your type of stainless steel is a consumer grade that has less nickel-chromium in the mix making it affordable to the consumer. The surface needs to be "pacified", DeBruce Polish will REMOVE THE RUST and PACIFY the surface. We get Debruce Polish at debrucepolish.com.