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Can you remove water marks from stainless steel appliances? 3 Great tips here on how to do so!

What causes water marks on stainless steel appliances?

In the world of kitchen appliances and modern office washrooms, nothing stands out more than sparkling stainless steel. The popular finish is striking, sleek, and looks great with nearly any colour scheme. It looks fresh, clean and really does have an eye catching finish when looking at its best.

However, it is one of the easiest things to look terrible and really detract from the overall appearance of your office or home. Fingerprints, smudges, and splashes can all dampen the clean stainless-steel sparkle and become a source of frustration.

The good news is that as quick as those surfaces get dirty and can appear marked and lose the wow factor, they can look like new again with a few simple cleaning techniques to clean those appliances. Keep your appliances looking shiny and in tip-top condition with our cleaning tips for the best way to clean stainless-steel appliances detailed in this post.

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Water marks can be a real frustration

How to tackle water marks on stainless steel

For daily cleaning of your stainless steel appliances to remove water marks, you will be pleased to know that you often will not need anything more than a microfibre cloth.

Start by wetting the cloth, and then wring it out so it is damp, but not wet. Give the appliance a wipe over, and then use a second microfibre cloth which is dry. This second wipe will remove any remaining moisture which may in turn before a water mark spot.

Always use microfibre cloths - never use a sponge or similar. The slightly rougher finish can cause fine scratch marks to stainless steel appliances

If your stainless steel appliance feels a bit sticky or greasy, put a drop of washing up liquid on your microfibre cloth for the first step, then use a damp cloth with only water to remove any product, and finally a third wipe with a dry microfibre cloth to remove any moisture.

Water marks where water won't remove it

Some water marks are more stubborn, and a combination of water, washing up liquid and microfibre cloths simply won't cut it. The two products you need for the next level up are likely to already be in your kitchen - vinegar and baking soda!

For tough spots on stainless-steel appliances that don't seem to want to budge, wet a thick, clean towel with distilled white vinegar that has been brought to a boil.

Place the damp towel on the spot and let it sit for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with baking soda, then scrub gently until the spot disappears. Wipe the area clean with water and dry with a clean cloth to remove any remaining moisture to prevent further water marks appearing.

There is a water mark I just can't get off!

If there is a water mark type stain that won't come off your appliance no matter how hard you scrub, consider buying a stain removal product made specifically for metals. If you do this, be sure to carefully follow the instructions to prevent causing any damage.

Hopefully you have found this article useful, and water marks on stainless steel appliances at both work and home will be a thing of the past. The processes to clean them are simple and don't require a high level of skill, just a good understanding of the process.

The easiest way to keep your stainless steel appliances looking great at your workplace is to outsource your cleaning needs to a good commercial cleaning company. Click here to learn more about Green Fox Cleaning, and how we can help improve the appearance of your business with ours.

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