How to clean stainless steel in your kitchen?

Stainless steel belongs to a wide group of steels with special physical and chemical characteristics. Stainless steel is known for its resistance to corrosion. Corrosion can be caused by changing weather conditions, diluted acids or detergents. Resistance to corrosion is without a doubt one of the main reasons for stainless steel’s unfading popularity. It also explains why it has been used in gastronomy for so many years.

Many hobs, microwaves and hoods are made from this durable steel that requires special attention and thorough cleaning. You can read about it below.

Don’t make it dirty!

The basic and elementary rule for regular usage of such appliances is to avoid permanent, dry and difficult to remove stains. It is important then to minimize contact with such staining elements, removal of which might later require using detergents.

When using an oven, hob or fridge made from steel we should avoid direct contact with strong acids and we should protect them from mechanical damages.

And what when it gets dirty?

Ok, so what to do when the kitchen in which you cook your amazing dishes gets dirty?

The easiest piece of advice is to use your head when cleaning steel remembering about the correct care which we describe in more details below:

  • Use gentle and soft cloth. Avoid using hard bristle brushes which can leave smudges.
  • Use natural and gentle detergents with safe ingredients. Avoid corrosive liquids and powders.
  • Use detergents specifically designed for steel surfaces.
  • Use home remedies for small smudges and issues – f. ex. water and soap, lemon juice, vinegar or soda water.
  • Use soft cloth and baby products such as baby oil to polish the clean surface

Remember about regular care and conservation during your routine cleaning. Regular cleaning guarantees durability and attractive shine that goes very well with industrial interiors.

What do we mean by conservation? In this case it is thorough cleaning – after each single use – whether it is an oven, a pan or a sink.

Try to avoid situations when you leave tough to remove stains. Refrain from using corrosive detergents or bleachers. In case of permanent stains, fingerprints or grease use a window cleaner and special muslin cloth. The more serious you are about keeping the surface protected the longer will you enjoy your kitchen.


Stainless steel is a hard material resistant to rust, high temperature and dents.

It’s worth remembering however that chrome reacts with oxygen. This reaction creates space for permanent, difficult to remove stains and smudges. In a nutshell, the dirtier the surface the less resistant it is. This affects the durability and utility of appliances.

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