Prevent Rust on Stainless Steel Appliances

Posted by Lien Pham on 4/6/2018 to Appliance Maintenance
Prevent Rust on Stainless Steel Appliances

For more than two decades, stainless steel has been a trend for appliance choice. Stainless steel is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it’s very low maintenance. Unfortunately, the name “stainless” steel may be a tad misleading because, in fact, steel will rust. Dirt, grease, fingerprints and other can make steel prone to rusting. When the chromium of steel interacts with oxygen, it forms a thin layer called chromium oxide. This layer covers the surface to resist stains and rust, but if the layer is damaged it will lose its ability to resist. Keep your chromium oxide layer in good shape by proper care of your appliance.

Use proper cleaning products:

Harsh cleaning products such as bleach can ruin and cause rusting on stainless steel appliances. In order to prevent rust from forming, proper usage of cleaners meant for stainless steel is a must. Any cleaners with iodine, bromine, fluorine, chlorine, alcohol, and ammonia should not be used on stainless steel. Avoid using harsh chemicals by using our Affesh stainless steel cleaner products 

Reduce Moisture:

Moisture can cause stainless steel appliance to form rust. It is important that any liquids that come into contact with your appliances should be wipe immediately when noticed.

Get rid of accumulated rust:

Does your appliance already have rust? It can be removed by a DIY baking soda paste.  All you will need is a mixture of baking soda and water. Gently rub the baking soda onto the area and with a paper towel proceed to wipe off following the grain of the stainless steel appliance. 

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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