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Maintain Your Stainless Steel Countertop

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WHY DO THIS?


Steel countertops are low-maintenance, but still need regular cleaning and upkeep. The good news is stainless is durable and easy to clean. Your stainless steel countertop is also flame and water resistant. Water resistance is an important detail, because it means that the surface will not harbor bacteria, making stainless steel a safe and healthy countertop option.

15 MINUTES
EASY

What You'll Need:

  • dishwashing detergent
  • soft sponge
  • rags
  • baking soda
  • a bowl
  • a spoon
  • soft-bristled brush

How To:

Need a hand? To hire a professional to maintain your stainless steel countertops, visit Angie's List to find a service provider in your area.

  1. 1

    Mix warm water and a few drops of dishwashing detergent in your sink.

  2. 2

    Dip your sponge into the water, and then wipe down the stainless steel countertop. Rinse out the sponge frequently while you clean. Make sure to thoroughly rinse and dry your countertop after you’ve cleaned the surface.

  3. 3

    If you have stubborn spots, mix three parts water with one part baking soda into a bowl. Stir the mixture with a spoon until it becomes a paste.

  4. 4

    Dip a soft rag into your paste, and then rub the paste onto the countertop in the direction of the grain. With your soft-bristled brush, rub the paste into the stains.

  5. 5

    Thoroughly rinse the paste away with clean water, and then completely dry the surface.

  6. 6

    Next, shine your stainless steel with an all-natural ingredient: Olive oil. First, wipe off any debris on the stainless steel surface. Then, pour the olive oil on a clean, soft cloth. Buff in a circular motion with firm pressure until the surface shines. To learn more about cleaning with olive oil, read: Six Olive Oil Tricks and One Delicious Dip.

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