Stainless steel is an excellent material, but it will occasionally stain due to surface deposits and different service conditions. Therefore, the surface should be kept clean in order to achieve its stainless property. With a regular clean, the property of stainless steel is better than most metals and will provide better performance and service life.
Cleaning intervals are usually depending on the using environment. Marine city is 1 month once, but if you are very near by the beach, please clean fortnightly; Metro is 3 months once; suburban is 4 months once; bush is 6 months once.
When cleaning we recommend wiping the surface with warm, soapy water and a microfiber cloth or soft sponge, then rinsing thoroughly with the clean water and dry. Please definitely avoid harsh cleaners, unless the label says they are specifically formulated for using on stainless steel.
CARE AND CLEANING TIPS:
1. Use the right cleaning tools: Soft cloths, microfiber, sponges, or plastic scouring pads are best. The microfiber buying guide shows the best cleaning methods to ensure your stainless steel maintains its appearance. Avoid using scrapers, wire brushes, steel wool, or anything else that might scratch the surface.
2. Clean with the polish lines: Stainless steel usually has a “grain” that you can see running in one direction or another. If you can see the lines, it’s always best to wipe parallel to them. This is especially important if you do have to use something more abrasive than a cloth or wiper.
3. Use the right cleaning chemicals: The best cleaner for stainless steel will contain alkaline, alkaline chlorinated, or non-chloride chemicals.
4. Minimize the impact of hard water: If you have hard water, having a water softening system is probably the best option, but may not be practical in every situation. If you have hard water and aren’t able to treat it throughout your entire facility, it’s a good idea to not let water stand on your stainless steel surfaces for extended periods.