Best practices for cleaning stainless steel
While stainless steel is a very popular choice for kitchen appliances and other surfaces, keeping it clean and shiny takes a little care. Here's how to maintain that sleek, polished look.
Wipe down all handles weekly with a damp microfiber cloth, which won't leave streaks or smears. Avoid using harsh chemicals on stainless steel countertops. A little bit of dish soap and some warm water will help you sanitize the surface without damaging it.
Over time, stainless steel oxidizes and begins to look filmy. Remedy this by applying a paste made of pumice powder (found at most hardware stores) and water. Make sure to follow the "grain" of the stainless steel and then wipe it clean with a microfiber cloth and warm water.