Care, Maintenance and Cleaning of Stainless Steel

 

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The stain resistance of Stainless Steel stems from an extremely thin but tenacious and self-repairing film which forms on the surface.This film imparts the properties of Stainless Steel: stain resistance, non-tainting of food, hygiene, cleanability and the aesthetic appearance that make stainless steel the ideal choice for many household products.

Further, Stainless Steels do not chip, flake or crack.  Stainless steel will be unaffected by the normal conditions of household use.

Routine gentle cleansing will reward the owner with a product which retains its properties and appearance through many years of constant daily use.

ROUTINE CLEANING

The best method for cleaning Stainless Steel is quite simply soap, or a mild detergent (such as SUNLIGHT LIQUID®) in warm water, applied with a soft cloth or synthetic sponge. Rinse in hot water and dry with a soft cloth or allow to ‘drip’ dry.

Occasionally, the use of a mild household cleaner (HANDY ANDY®) and fine synthetic scourer (green SCOTCH-BRITE®) or a brush with nylon bristles may be used.

Routine cleaning applied over several days will generally remove heavy soiling and staining.

USE:
Routine gentle cleaning
Household cleaners showing ‘suitable for Stainless Steel’
Repeated routine gentle cleaning rather than a single aggressive cleaning

DO NOT USE:
Course abrasive powders
Metallic scourers
Silver or brass cleaners

ROUTINE CLEANING STAINS – PROBLEM & SOLUTION

ADHESIVE LABELS
Remove labels – Remove labels by soaking in a hot soapy solution and rubbing with a cloth or sponge. If adhesive remains, remove with a soft cloth soaked in alcohol (Mentholated Spirits) or an organic solvent (Benzene). Follow with routing cleaning.

FOOD STAINS/BURNT FOOD

Use a mild household cleaner (Handy Andy®) If heavily stained, pre-soak in hot detergent. Use a synthetic scourer with fine abrasive cleaners (e.g. Vim®, Ajax®) Repeat if necessary. Follow by routine cleaning.

TEA AND COFFEE STAINS
Use a thin paste of washing soda (Sodium Carbonate) or fine household cleaners (Handy Andy®, Vim®, Ajax® made with hot water, on a synthetic scourer. Follow by routine cleaning.

FINGER PRINTS

Pre-treat marks with alcohol or organic solvent. Follow by routine cleaning.

GREASE, FATS, OILS
Wipe off excess with soft paper towel. Pre-soak in warm detergent. Follow by Routine Cleaning

WATER MARKS/LIME SCALE
Prolonged soaking in a 25% Vinegar solution will loosen the deposit. Continue cleaning as for food stains.

CHEMICALS
(eg swimming pool acid (hydrochloric), battery acid (sulphuric), tile cleaners (hydrochloric acid), undiluted bleach.
Rinse immediately with large volumes of water. If staining/damage has occurred contact Sassda.

For more information please contact us at General Enquiries

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