A Great Stainless Steel Polish…
Contains oil based vs water based suspension agents – Great stainless steel cleaners that leave a lasting shine and protection on your stainless steel appliances use petroleum distillates or … “oil” vs water based methods. The higher-end commercial products use this… That is the ones that actually work, not the consumer junk with the fancy marketing and labels to make you feel warm and fuzzy.
Citric Acid based – Without going into a science lesson on “passivation” it’s good to know that not only does citric acid clean stainless steel but, after being exposed to air, it helps protect stainless steel from rust via the “passivation” process.
A Great Duster…
What makes a great duster? A duster seems pretty generic and simple, but in fact, there are lots of features to consider.
Skipping the old fashioned feather duster and other types to keep this short the best are microfiber dusters that work by attracting dirt and dust and holding onto it. The microfiber fabric can be washed after use so it is clean and ready to use, and the fabric is durable. Since the fabric picks up and holds onto dirt, you can’t shake it out between cleaning, so if you have a lot of cleaning to do you will need extra dusters or a wash between dusting.
And The Winners Are:
Jet Clean Microfiber Hand Duster-Feather Dust Appliances
This effective duster includes an extension pole so you can reach from 25 inches to 44 inches for versatile cleaning. The microfiber feathers of this duster sweep a large area for quick cleaning, but can also bend and squeeze into tight and oddly shaped places. This duster is long enough to reach behind and around furniture.
- Lightweight feathers are good for delicate items
- Strong enough to last a long time
- Quick, versatile cleaning
Spartan Chemical: Superior High Shine Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish
An oil-based formula, specifically for use on stainless steel, chrome, and other nonporous washable surfaces. Superior High Shine Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish works quickly and easily to restore the luster and shine to stainless steel surfaces, chrome and other hard, washable surfaces. The oil-base formula, removes light soil including fingerprints, grease, smudges and spills with ease.
General Cleaning Tips
For Stainless Steel:
Use an oil based stainless steel cleaner for superior results and:
- Microfiber rags (no paper towels)
- Don’t rinse or use hard water
- Spray the rag – not the stainless steel surface
Also consider using a rust remover for stainless steel like Spartan Chemical Foamy Q&A (contains phosphoric acid) before using a stainless steel cleaner / polish if the stainless steel is rusted or even dingy.