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CLEANING STAINLESS STEEL
This brochure provides information and practical tips on how to clean
stainless steel surfaces, considering the three main types of soiling. The
appropriate cleaning method and materials are specified for each type. Clean
utensils immediately after use to preserve the original shine of the steel
surface.
HOW TO PREVENT CAUSING DAMAGE TO
STAINLESS STEEL SURFACES
Always clean the surface with – never against – the grain of the finish
when using creams and detergents. In the case of polished stainless
steel, never exert excessive pressure when cleaning.
Never use products containing the following:
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Hydrochloric acid or its derivatives;
Sulphuric acid or its derivatives;
Hydrofluoric acid or its derivatives.
These substances (contained for example in anti-scale products or
bleach) have a corrosive effect.
Never use sharp or pointed metallic objects (e.g. knives, scissors,
screwdrivers) to remove grime or dirt from the surface.
Avoid using abrasive pastes, creams or pads on printed information on
the steel surface.
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REGULAR GRIME
Example:
- Stains, fingerprints, dullness caused by daily use of the utensil.
WHAT TO USE
- For light stains: regular detergents used to clean windows, mirrors and polished
surfaces in general.
- For stubborn stains: special steel cleaning products.
METHOD
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Spray the product directly on the stain, or apply it with a clean cotton rag or
kitchen paper.
Remove the product with dry kitchen paper, then wipe with a damp chamois.
OXIDISED GRIME
Example:
- Yellowing of the steel surface:
on kitchen steel burners;
bottom of oven.
Oxidation is a phenomenon common to all metals (such as aluminium, iron, gold and
silver) and is perfectly normal.
At fairly high working temperatures, the surface of the stainless steel used for the
manufacture of cooking appliances also oxidises, causing the phenomenon known
as "blueing". This normally occurs on specific components such as pan stands,
burner caps and all surfaces in direct contact with the heat.
This blueing is only superficial and does not affect the characteristics of the material
at lower levels; it can virtually be removed with the products available for this
purpose, to restore all the original cleanliness and shine.
WHAT TO USE
- For yellowing of the steel surface: non-abrasive liquids or pastes for steel or
metals.
- For cooking residues: regular detergents for light stains, or specific steel and
metal cleaning products for stubborn residues.
Only use abrasive pads to clean griddle and caps.
METHOD
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Apply the cleaning product with a cloth or towel paper.
After a few seconds, rub the surface vigorously with towel paper until clean.
Remove all product residues with a clean cloth or towel paper.
Wipe over with a damp chamois to give shine to the surface.
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BAKED-ON GRIME
Example
- Residues that have been baked on to the surface.
WHAT TO USE
- Specific detergents for cleaning steel and other metals able to soften and remove
baked-on grime.
(Read the product label carefully to check that the product is appropriate for the
intended purpose).
METHOD
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Spray the product onto the steel surface (always follow the instructions on the
product label);
Leave the product on the surface for the recommended time;
then wipe off with a damp sponge;
Wipe the surface over with a damp chamois to remove all product odour and
residues and to give extra shine.
Turn on the oven to the maximum temperature and leave on for 15-20 minutes to
ensure that cleaning product residues have been eliminated before reuse.
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