We recently installed new stainless steel kitchen appliances. They look great but
fingerprints are a major problem. My wife and I are continuously 'polishing' these
away with whatever is handy every time we enter the kitchen.
I have seen various products on the market labelled 'Stainless Steel Wax', or
similar. They appear to be little more than wax with, perhaps, a bit of polish. Are
these any good? Are there any better alternatives?
Close the mini blinds, turn down the lights! <g>
OK, sorry, seriously...anything like that would totally go against
the *intent* of stainless. SS exists to be used, cleaned, and
then repeat the cycle forever. 2 biggest points are that it lasts
forever and it cleans up super easily, no matter what you get on
it. Sorry, but I moonlight in a restaurant, and everything is SS,
from the work surfaces to the big mixing bowls, and there's
nothing better than seeing it all cleaned up at the end of a
night. Learn to appreciate its natural beauty, and keep wiping
the fingerprints with a dry, lint-free towel.
TP / Network Man __________________________________
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And they'd *snort* probably say *snort* to use *snort* Windex. It
streaks, so be careful. Betco makes a stainless steel polish. I'd be
careful with a wax since it could get "into" the grain of the steel.
Don't was it. Just get used to cleaning it often, and if you have small
children plan on cleaning it continuously. ;-)
I found a fabulous stainless steel cleaner in Germany (can't remember
the name of manufacturer) but the boxes I packed it in won't be here for
a couple of months.
Home Depot has an aerosol stainless cleaner that work's pretty well.
Mike Hartigan wrote:
I had an SS island cooking hood. I called a friend that likes SS and he said
buy the spray cleaner at Lowes. I did and it worked great. Just a little
until you get use to it.
Personally I will never have a SS steel anything except for a sink again.
Just to much work to keep looking good.
You can try these products. But, I'd be extra cautious about using
any product that is not specifically for stainless steel. Abrasive
products can dull shiny steel surfaces too. I use an auto polisher
on my stainless steel sink once a year to restore the luster.
I fought that battle for many years in the food service business. At one
time or another we tried every SS polish product on the market at that time.
Unless there is some new miracle product that I am not aware of, windex (not
a generic brand) and lots of nice dry paper towels are your best choice for
home use. Streaks are avoided by using a really dry towel for the final
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