I've got stains on my stainless steel cooktop... I think they are
water/mineral deposits that combined with the heat become baked on, but I'm
not a chemist and I hope someone has seen this and has a remedy? I paid alot
for this cooktop, and now am wishing I got the plain white enamel finish.
Maybe there is a good all around stainless cleaner?
"Are you sure it isn\'t time for a colorful metaphor?"
If it's just calcium carbonate from water, try putting a few
drops of white vinegar on one of those stains. Give it 15-20
minutes and then wipe off.
I haven't done this on a cooktop but it works for me on
sinks, faucets and more. Soaking a shower head in white
vinegar overnight also works like magic.
White vinegar is cheap and very safe -- one of the few
cleaning chemicals that is safe to drink ;-)
| Malcolm Hoar "The more I practice, the luckier I get". |
First, have you checked with the manufacturer for cleaning guidelines?
Wet the area with white vinegar, sprinkle some salt on top, rub with a
cloth, rinse, buff dry. This technique will clean most metals, is
non-abrasive, inexpensive, and non-toxic. Coca-Cola might work too.
For regular cleanup and removing spots, spray on some seltzer water
and polish with a soft cloth. Careful--many metal polishes are
abrasive or slightly abrasive and could damage the shine.
I have a stainless steel kitchen. The trick is to get a brushed finish
SS that is the right grade for a kitchen (Don't remember the spec but
it is something between 316 and 304 in hardness) . The guy who fabbed
up mine does commercial kitchens. You are never going to keep a mirror
finish. To keep it clean I don't use anything but a scotch brite
sponge and some of the afore mentioned barkeeper friend.
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