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Cleaning Interior Stainless Steel
General Guidelines for all Materials
All metal finishes are delicate in nature and care needs to be exhibited in the cleaning process.
One should use clean cloth or soft sponges to wipe the surfaces. Whenever possible, do not
spray or apply cleaning agents directly on the metal surfaces, spray on the cloth. Always use
clean, fresh, warm water when starting on new areas. Do not use abrasive pads or steel wool
type products. When cleaning a surface for the first time, test the procedure in an
inconspicuous area. If a successful result is obtained, cleaning the rest of the surfaces can
begin. Unless all parts of a surface are cleaned equally, there will be a visible difference in the
Foreign steel particles being deposited on the surface can be cleaned with a sponge or cloth
soaked in a neutral detergent or a mild soap and water solution. Rinse immediately with a
clean water rinse.
Steps for cleaning interior stainless steel with an Angel Hair Finish:
1. Inspect surface. If grease, stains or other difficult to remove spots exist, pre-
cleaning is required. To pre-clean apply an appropriate solvent to a clean and soft
cotton cloth. Cloth should be damp but not dripping. Test in an inconspicuous area
first. If a successful result is obtained, cleaning can begin. Gently rub damp rag on
stain. Repeat as necessary. Change cloth frequently to ensure that the cloth is
damp and clean.
2. Using a clean and soft cotton cloth gently apply clean soapy warm water to the area
of stainless steel. Wipe in a swirl pattern across the stainless steel surface. Rinse to
ensure soap residue is removed. Change cloth frequently to ensure that the cloth is
damp and clean.
3. After surface is dry spray stainless steel cleaner and polish directly on a clean and
soft cotton cloth. Cloth should be thoroughly damp but not dripping. Gently wipe
in a swirl pattern across the stainless steel surface. Insure complete and even
coverage. Change cloth frequently to ensure that the cloth is damp and clean.
1. Inspect surface. The stainless steel cleaner and polish applied (from Initial Cleaning
above) provides a protective coat to the stainless steel. Fingerprints and other light
marks can be removed by following Step 3 from Initial Cleaning above.
2. If grease, stains or other difficult to remove spots exist follow Steps 1 through 3
from Initial Cleaning above.
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