Dirt, stains and spills can damage the appearance of high-end stainless steel appliances such as refrigerators, extractor hoods, stoves and kitchen faucets. However, instead of using chemical cleaners to clean and polish stainless steel surfaces, you can minimize the harm to the environment and the health of your family by buying natural, non-toxic cleaning products, or even doing them yourself with Simple ingredients that are in your home.
How to Clean Stainless Steel Faucets
Next we give you a few homemade tricks to DIY and make the stainless steel on your best quality kitchen faucet so it is like new. The following treatments can also be used on other surfaces such as rusting rails.
Baking soda is a popular natural mineral and commonly known as sodium bicarbonate. This substance also provides an inexpensive and non-toxic alternative for cleaning metals.
To polish and clean the stainless steel, create a paste with 3 tablespoons of baking soda and enough water until the mixture reaches consistency. Rub the dough using a sponge and then rinse the baking soda with water.
Distilled white vinegar, available in almost any supermarket section, naturally removes stains on the stainless steel surface. Soak a sponge or soft cloth with white vinegar and rub it on the surface. Rinse the area with water and dry later.
Vinegar is a strong acid and can corrode mineral deposits and acetate fibers, this diluted acid can be used to remove any material that is on the surface of stainless steel. As a precautionary measure, test a small amount of the mixture in an inconspicuous place to check for discoloration. The smell of vinegar disappears when it dries.
Olive oil or carbonated water
After cleaning the spills and debris from the surface of the stainless steel with baking soda or vinegar, continue the treatment with a polisher based on olive oil or sparkling mineral water to remove stretch marks. Moisten a clean sponge or soft lint-free cloth with a little olive oil or carbonated water and rub it on the surface of the metal until the grooves disappear.
If you use olive oil and the surface looks too shiny, absorb some of the oil with a dry lint-free cloth or paper towel.
Harmful ingredients to avoid
Many commercial products for cleaning metals contain aggressive chemical ingredients that can damage health by releasing volatile organic compounds into the air. Avoid products labeled as corrosive, chemically reactive or flammable and look at the indication that they are dangerously toxic.