Four Ways to Remove Dents from Stainless Steel Appliances

Posted by Lien Pham on 3/29/2018 to DIY
Four Ways to Remove Dents from Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel appliances are so aesthetically pleasing but let’s face it, no matter how nice they look, damages such as dents and scratches to appliances are inevitable. Since dents come in a variety of shapes and sizes there is not one method that would work for all. However, here are four ways to remove dents from your stainless steel appliances.

Cold Temperature:

When cold temperatures are applied to metals it’s kinetic energy decreases resulting in the material to contract. When the metal starts to contract, it will go back to its original state. To apply cold temperatures you can use dry ice (while wearing gloves) to the surface for a few minutes.

Hot Temperature:

Due to metals propensity, metals have the tendency to expand when heat is applied to it. Using a hair dryer or even a heat gun on the surface will allow the dent to expand to its normal shape.


If you are able to get behind the appliance, you can try to push the dent out from the opposite side. Although this might not work on most appliances sometimes all you need is just a little push.


If all fails, you can use force to pull the dent out. Anything with a good suction such as a plunger or suction cup will pull out the dent. A good tip to remember is that adding water to the area will allow the suction to work better. This is because water fills the gaps around the suction giving it a better seal.


Do you need to clean your stainless steel appliance? Try out our Affressh Stainless Steel Brightener on your Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana and Estate brand models. This brightens stainless steel, chrome, copper, aluminum and brass surfaces. If you’ve applied heat to your stainless steel it might have caused some yellowing which this stainless steel brightener can get rid of.  


Interested in trying to fix your appliance on your own, but not sure where to start?

Check out our Appliance Repair Help page.


Thanks for reading! We hope these tips will help keep your major household appliances in tip-top shape without breaking the bank!

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