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There’s nothing more beautiful than the spotless, gleaming stainless in our kitchen.  But with the daily wear and tear, the gleaming stainless equipment we haul from the showroom not so long time ago lost its luster.  So, here are some practical tips in keeping your stainless gleaming and spotless.

stainless cookware

Stainless Cookware

The Cookware

The Problem:  Stains

The Fix:  Excessive heat can cause permanent bluish stains in the stainless steel.  To prevent this, avoid turning the heat too high when you are using stainless steel pot or pan.  If you are using a gas burner, make sure that the bottom surface completely covers the flame so it doesn’t crawl up the side.

Stainless Counter

Stainless Counter

The Countertops

The Problem: Water Spots

The Fix:  If you have stainless countertops, believe it or not, water is your worst enemy.  Water can easily leave spots to it, so make sure to wipe the countertops with a clean, dry towel every time it gets wet.  If the water mark stays, apply undiluted liquid dish detergent or clean the area with a soft cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol.

Stainless Flatware

Stainless Flatware

The Flatware

The Problem: Pitting

The Fix:  Acids and salts in food can pit stainless flatware, so rinse surface as soon as possible after use.  Then machine-wash or hand-wash with detergent and hot water.

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