Stainless Steel — Commercial Cleaning Processes

Mineral-rich water and burnt-on food can discolor a stainless steel cooktop. A commercial cleaning attendant uses nonabrasive cleansers to restore commercial-grade stainless steel. 

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is an alloy. Iron and chromium are two metal types that are used to manufacture stainless steel. Some manufacturers may use traces of nickel and other metals to produce stainless steel. 

Hard water (water with a high mineral content), liquid spills, and baked-on food products can affect the use value of a stainless steel appliance. Besides being unsightly, thick substances that have hardened on a cooktop's surface can cause food to cook unevenly.

Homemade Remedies

Household products can be used to eliminate surface stains from stainless steel. Vinegar and baking soda can be used to remove watermarks and dirty substances. These products may not be strong enough to remove stubborn stains and substances, however. 

A Commercial Cleaning Crew

If you own stainless steel appliances that are heavily stained, hire a cleaning crew who specializes in cleaning commercial-grade stainless steel. A lint-free cloth, commercial cleansers, and polishing agents will be used to clean metal surfaces and restore the metal's luster.

A cleaning company's pricing may be based on the size or model of a stainless steel appliance. The type of substances that have affected the metal will determine the targeted cleaning strategies that a cleaning attendant will use when treating stainless steel surfaces.

Cleaning Steps

A commercial-grade cleaning agent will be used to remove fingerprints, water stains, hardened food, dust, and other contaminants from a stainless steel surface. After a cleaning agent has been applied to the stainless steel, a microfiber cloth will be used to wipe dirty substances from the stainless steel. A cleaning attendant will move the cloth in the direction of the steel's grain.

The grain is the brushed design that is on the surface of stainless steel. The grain may contain short or long striations. Moving the cloth in the direction of the grain will minimize the possibility of dulling or scratching the metal.

Diluted Products And Polishing

If a professional cleaner will be using a commercial-grade cleanser that needs to be diluted, they may mix the cleaning agent with distilled water. Distilled water does not contain the minerals that are found in hard water.

Once the cleaning agent has been rinsed away from the metal, an oil product may be used to polish the stainless steel.

Reach out to local cleaning services for stainless steel for more info.