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Workin' 4 Toys
06-22-2006, 12:36 AM
What do you use to keep them clean? (That doesn't smell like Diesel fuel)

Andyg
06-22-2006, 12:38 AM
ZEP stainless steel cleaner. I get it from my local Home Depot. I think it works the best out of anything I have tried. I am still cleaning the appliances all the time though.

Leroy
06-22-2006, 12:44 AM
Stainless Steel Magic seems to work pretty well.


http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1418947&cp=&keywords=stainless+steel+magic&y=3&searchId=10355632460&x=20&parentPage=search&searchId=5658855753

ajgressette
06-22-2006, 08:43 AM
Water Displacement # 40

aka WD40

Smell is not real bad but it will remove anything from stailess steel.

Just my 3cents. :D

djhuff
06-22-2006, 08:53 AM
Geez, how dirty are you guys getting your stuff?

You're talking about kitchen appliances right? I just use windex when they get really dirty, otherwise warm water.

Tom023
06-22-2006, 09:23 AM
I use Griots (http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?L1=L1_9550&L2=L2_9551&SKU=20249) the stuff works great, but I haven't tried the others mentioned they may be just as good.

BradD
06-22-2006, 09:28 AM
My wife uses some sort of lemon thingy...Wow, this site is really all inclusive.

ski_king
06-22-2006, 09:32 AM
At work we manufacture equipment that has a brushed stainless steel exterior. We use a WD40 like product. We also use the finest scotch brite pad made and wipe with the grain. I guess it still might smell a little like diesel fuel.

Workin' 4 Toys
06-22-2006, 09:32 AM
Geez, how dirty are you guys getting your stuff?

You're talking about kitchen appliances right? I just use windex when they get really dirty, otherwise warm water.

Fingerprints, cooking oil, you know, kitchen "DIRT"

Workin' 4 Toys
06-22-2006, 09:33 AM
At work we manufacture equipment that has a brushed stainless steel exterior. We use a WD40 like product. We also use the finest scotch brite pad made and wipe with the grain. I guess it still might smell a little like diesel fuel.
At least I am not the only one that thinks stainless steel cleaners smell like diesel fuel....

Workin' 4 Toys
06-22-2006, 09:36 AM
My wife uses some sort of lemon thingy...Wow, this site is really all inclusive.
I'm not sure where to find the "lemon thingy".......:rolleyes:

BradD
06-22-2006, 09:38 AM
I'm sure you can find it at the stopping thingamagig.

JimN
06-22-2006, 09:59 AM
Castrol makes a cleaner called Super Clean. It takes off any dirt but if there are labels on it, those may come off, too. I don't have that much stainless but I usually use Fantastic. Spray it, let it sit for a while and wipe it off.

MarkP
06-22-2006, 10:36 AM
My biggest issue has always been finding something that wont streak.

I have been using, (for big cleaning) “Bar Keepers Friend”, it’s a cleanser, so be carefull and go with the grain also expect to rinse it with a wet cloth a few times after your done. The “BKF” will make it look like new but takes a while.

For between big jobs I use a spray called “Stainless Steel Magic” made by Magic American Products, found at Lowes. Doesn’t work as thoroughly as the BKF but does “ok”..

Like the King says, always go with the grain…

MarkP
06-22-2006, 10:43 AM
Geez, how dirty are you guys getting your stuff?

You're talking about kitchen appliances right? I just use windex when they get really dirty, otherwise warm water.You use Windex on Stainless??

djhuff
06-22-2006, 11:09 AM
You use Windex on Stainless??
I think so????

Wife does most of the cleaning and we have nothing special in the kitchen for stainless. I think she just wipes it down when she does the glass top range.

Now if you are buying new appliances, the whirlpool "Satina" stainless look stuff is great... No fingerprints at all.

MarkP
06-22-2006, 11:18 AM
She’s working you then man.

The cleaning lady probably keeps the “good stuff” in the van.;) .

MarkP
06-22-2006, 11:20 AM
Oh,

And I am going to go and try Windex this afternoon.:headbang: .

Workin' 4 Toys
06-22-2006, 03:28 PM
Not sure about using ammonia on stainless, and especially if some overspray gets on the wood floor. Same would go for the oil and/or WD40 as well.

And yes, avoiding the streaks is important.

Workin' 4 Toys
06-22-2006, 03:29 PM
My biggest issue has always been finding something that wont streak.

I have been using, (for big cleaning) “Bar Keepers Friend”, it’s a cleanser, so be carefull and go with the grain also expect to rinse it with a wet cloth a few times after your done. The “BKF” will make it look like new but takes a while.
Isn't this BKF the stuff you use to take the scuff marks off ceramic?

ski_king
06-22-2006, 04:04 PM
Has anybody tried this?
http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/organizeeverything1_1904_785540

Workin' 4 Toys
06-22-2006, 04:06 PM
Has anybody tried this?

I think that is the same stuff Leroy mentioned, but his is in aerosol.

mgurley
06-22-2006, 04:06 PM
CERAMA BRYTE

I think I will double check what it is when I get home...whatever it is it leaves no streaks...

mgurley
06-22-2006, 04:10 PM
CERAMA BRYTE

I think I will double check what it is when I get home...whatever it is it leaves no streaks...


Looks like milk and about that consistency you have to wipe it on and then buff it off with a dry rag...

Workin' 4 Toys
06-22-2006, 04:18 PM
I have recently got some great explanations on the proper cleaning procedures for stainless applicances. Funny thing what some women around here will go on and on about......:D I just need to see that procedure one more time.....




(Not to say the male population here doesn't know how to clean stainless, lets not turn it into a sexist thing, it's just I really don't care as much to see it in person:rolleyes: )

M-Funf
06-22-2006, 05:23 PM
When they delivered our new fridge, they included a bottle of some type of stainless steel cleaner, but it was sort of a PITA to use.

Now, we use Windex to clean the fridge and dishwasher. About once every six months, I wipe off the front with dawn/water, then windex, then wax...makes it nice and shiny :cool:

MarkP
06-22-2006, 05:27 PM
My biggest issue has always been finding something that wont streak.

I have been using, (for big cleaning) “Bar Keepers Friend”, it’s a cleanser, so be carefull and go with the grain also expect to rinse it with a wet cloth a few times after your done. The “BKF” will make it look like new but takes a while.

For between big jobs I use a spray called “Stainless Steel Magic” made by Magic American Products, found at Lowes. Doesn’t work as thoroughly as the BKF but does “ok”..

Like the King says, always go with the grain…

http://www.applianceaid.com/sscleaning.html

http://ww5.williams-sonoma.com/cat/pip.cfm?src=pipchkgotri%7Cgsku6059760%7Ck%7Cpchkgo tri%7Cs&sid=WSE5NPIKXIDDCMMFWMMVUP5LZDRSZZO1200606221324&refurl=&pkey=chkgotri&gids=sku6059760&ftest=1&cmreferrer=&cm%5Fven=WS&cm%5Fref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egoogle%2Ecom%2Fsearch% 3Fhl%3Den%26q%3DBar%2BKeepers%2BFriend%26btnG%3DGo ogle%2BSearch&cm%5Fpla=SiteMap&cm%5Fite=Products&cm%5Fcat=General&bnrid=3100117&flash=on

TMCNo1
06-22-2006, 10:22 PM
We were told by the installer, Scotts Liquid Gold furniture spray, also use it on the S/S gas grill exterior. Works for us and doesn't streak.
A friend of ours works for Otis Elevator Co. and they recommend Scotts for the S/S finishes inside elevators.

Workin' 4 Toys
06-23-2006, 12:47 AM
We were told by the installer, Scotts Liquid Gold furniture spray, also use it on the S/S gas grill exterior. Works for us and doesn't streak.
A friend of ours works for Otis Elevator Co. and they recommend Scotts for the S/S finishes inside elevators.You sure it wasn't the lawn fertilizer company;)

peason
06-23-2006, 01:40 AM
My wife uses these Stainless Steel magic wipes - you get them at Linen and Things. They work great, puts a finish on the steel so it doesn't get fingerprints as easily.

http://www.magicamerican.com/products_a.shtml

djhuff
06-23-2006, 08:46 AM
I confirmed last night that we do in fact use Windex. If I am cooking and splash grease everywhere, then she uses warm water and some dish soap to get the grease off, then spray with Windex to get that shine. Must work, because my appliances always look great.


anyone ever noticed that the generic Windex is total junk?

MarkP
06-23-2006, 09:06 AM
I confirmed last night that we do in fact use Windex. If I am cooking and splash grease everywhere, then she uses warm water and some dish soap to get the grease off, then spray with Windex to get that shine. Must work, because my appliances always look great.


anyone ever noticed that the generic Windex is total junk?
I’m goin to have to call shenanigans, and go ahead and ask for some photos!

Workin' 4 Toys
06-23-2006, 10:13 AM
Did a little searching...
Cleaners not recommended for stainless surfaces... Bleach or ammonia should not be used on stainless steel.

MarkP
06-23-2006, 10:19 AM
http://www.applianceaid.com/sscleaning.html

Workin' 4 Toys
06-23-2006, 10:27 AM
http://www.applianceaid.com/sscleaning.htmlSeems like vinegar is as useful as 303;)
Cleans stainless steel, boats, windows, coffee makers..etc., kills weeds, good on salads and sandwiches, its amazing stuff.

djhuff
06-23-2006, 03:19 PM
OK, went back and read what I wrote again and i guess it could sound a little "wrong"

Get your mind out of the gutter Mark, the wife doesn't own any shiny "appliances"


Unless that's not what you were going for, then yea, it really does work.