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How to Keep Your Stainless-Steel Appliances Looking New

How to Keep Your Stainless-Steel Appliances Looking New

Many people worry that keeping stainless-steel appliances looking new means that they will spend all their time cleaning. Keeping these appliances, like your refrigerator and stove, is easy when you know some simple tricks.

Cleaning the Refrigerator

The refrigerator is one of the most important areas in your apartment to keep clean. Start by removing all the food from your fridge. Then, pull out the shelves and bins as it is easier to clean when you can easily reach them. Use hot soapy water to scrub down the inside of your refrigerator. If you find stains that do not easily come off, then make a thick paste from baking soda and water. Put the mixture on the stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, wash it off. Once you have the inside cleaned, then it is time to turn your attention to the outside of the refrigerator. Start by washing down the outside with vinegar. Then, wipe the vinegar off. Grab some olive oil and rub the surface with a microfiber cloth soaked in the olive oil. Now, go back with a clean microfiber cloth and buff the refrigerator in the direction of the grain.

Cleaning the Stove

You should determine if the stove is gas or electric before proceeding to clean it. Either way, start by removing the burners and putting them in your sink that is filled with hot soapy water. If your stove has drip pans, then remove them. Use a paste made from equal parts cream of tartar and white vinegar. If your apartment’s stove is gas, then use a toothpick to remove any food from the gas eye. Most cooktop’s lids can be lifted, so lift it and wipe good underneath the burners. Empty the oven of any racks. Then, make a thick baking soda paste. Spread the paste all over the inside of your oven, except on the heating elements. Let the mixture sit in your oven for 12 hours. Wipe out the oven with a damp sponge. Give your oven racks a good scrubbing and put them back in place. Then, grab the vinegar and rub the entire outside of your oven. Then, rub it down with olive oil. Give it one more wipe going in the direction of the grain of the stainless steel.

Cleaning the Kitchen Sink

The process of cleaning your stainless-steel kitchen sink is very similar to cleaning your refrigerator and oven. Start by wiping off any easy-to-get-off stains. Then, use the baking soda and water on any stains that might remain. Now, fill your sink with club soda and let it sit for a couple of hours. The acid in the club soda will help cut any hard water stains. Then, drain the sink and wash it with vinegar. Finally, give it a rubbing with olive oil.

Keeping appliances clean does not have to take a lot of time if you follow these easy tips. The result will be that your apartment kitchen will look and smell fresh. One great way to make sure that you are not having to spend a lot of time cleaning old appliances at apartments in Cayce, SC. is to rent from Otarre Pointe Apartments where your appliances will always look brand new when you move into these apartments in Cayce, SC.