Quality stainless steel cooking pots are among the best items in the kitchen, but also among the most expensive. Keep in mind that they are pretentious and you need to know how to take care of them properly to last longer.
Pots and pans, cutlery and all stainless steel vessels are elegant and long-lasting. But they are also very pretentious, because on their surface is visible any trace of food and any stain.
Keep in mind that you can’t clean them with anything that comes in your hands, and that you have to avoid sponges and abrasive detergents, which will damage seriously the specific gloss specific of stainless steel.
Even if you burned the food in a stainless steel pot or you’ve dirt with grease your stained stainless steel refrigerator, you don’t have to rub it with abrasive substances.
How to get rid of burns and hardened grease
Never rub the stainless steel cooking pots with wire sponge or abrasive detergent. Leave them soaked for several hours in lukewarm water and dishwashing detergent. You can also add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to get rid quickly of the dirt. Then use a soft sponge and rub vigorously the burning spots or grease from the stainless steel surfaces.
The same tip is also useful for stainless steel stoves or other household items made from the same material. If you can’t get rid of the stains, wipe the pot or household item with a paper towel, prepare a baking soda and water paste, and put it over the stain. Let it act for several hours then rub gently the area. Wipe again with a paper towel and your pots will shine.
How to keep stainless steel items shiny as new?
Wipe always the stainless steel dishes after you’ve washed them, and do the same for any household item made from stainless steel.
Every few weeks, it’s best to leave the stainless steel utensils or cutlery soaked in vinegar water for a few hours. Vinegar dissolves limestone and salt from the water and helps you to clean the pots much better.
Stainless steel pots or items with lots of grease or water stains can also be polished with tomato juice. Acid from tomatoes thoroughly cleans any glossy surface without damaging them. Use a soft cloth, soaked in tomato juice and rub well the stained areas then wash with warm water and detergent.
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