Are you tired of having to go over and over the same areas, trying to remove lines on your stainless steel appliances? Using a good product and following some successful procedures can eliminate this frustration. During my years working as a professional housecleaner, I have tested several different types of stainless Polish.
The brand I recommend is SPRAYWAYs Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish. It has an oil-based base, which helps to reduce the streaks, and I have found it to outperform the oil-based stainless steel poles offered by other leading brands. Here is a 3-step system, which is effective and provides a quality score. This process requires a cleaning solution, a stainless Polish and 3 different fabrics:
Polish does not do a good job of cleaning stainless steel. A cleaner such as Simple Green or Windex should be used first to clean the appliance.
Spray Sprayway Stainless Steel Polish quite liberally on a relatively large area of the device. Use a clean cloth to spread the polish evenly and as straight as possible. See notes below to apply Polish.
Use a clean, soft microfiber cloth to smooth the surface of the polished surface, distribute any excess oil and remove streaks. Using stable strokes is helpful. See notes below for final puffing.
Using too little polish does not cover the device with a smooth, even coat color. This will leave boring patches. Using excessive poles leaves an oily film that can be transferred to hands or clothes later, causing strips to develop. Avoid this by spreading any excess poles around on adjacent parts of the appliance, so that only a very thin, even film of polishing remains. The goal is to create a shiny surface, not an oily surface.
Add special cloths that can only be used for stainless steel work. Thus, no coarse particles (such as pieces of abrasives) can have worked in the fabric of the fabric while the wipes are used to clean a stove or sink etc. This avoids damage to stainless steel raw materials and strikes down. Because the oil measures the fabric, you do not want to use a cloth with a thick pile (eg microfiber or terry cloth). Use a cloth with a flat surface. I found that trays sold on cars, to control oil on dipsticks, work well. Wash them first to remove dust and dirt. (You can also cut an old shirt, etc.)
The polishing oil on this cloth will get on whatever matters, so store it in a small ziplock bag. This keeps the fabric clean and can be used several times to avoid wiping away the polish product. When cleaning the cloth, it is good to wash most of the oil powders by hand before putting it in a laundry. Also, do not wash this fabric with any rags that are used to wash windows or mirrors. I have found that enough of the oily product remains in the fibers of the tablecloths that they will stick mirrors, even after I have washed them with warm water and an extra rinse cycle. (This is another good reason to have easy-to-recognize cloths, which are only used for stainless steel polishing. The car towels are usually red.)
I use color coding to deposit special microfiber cloths for use only for the final bending phase of stainless steel appliances. In this way, no other product can contaminate these fabrics. Keep the fabric used for final puffing in a separate small ziplock bag, to keep it as clean as possible. This really breaks down on the strips during the last bending. It is important to keep the oily cloth separate from the scent so that the oil is not transferred to the scarf. No additional oil should be dirty on the device during the final polish.
The buffer can be used over and over again before washing is required, but clean rags leave fewer streaks. I wash the buffer cloth separately, by hand, to keep it as motionless as possible.
Stainless steel polishing kit:
It is efficient to set a large plastic bag to hold the stainless steel polishing materials together. After using a cleaning solution and a separate cloth for cleaning, remove the polishing kit.
Stainless steel spray
Small ziplock bag with polish applicator cloth
Small ziplock bag with clean microfiber cloth for final buffing
If you use a good polished stainless steel and these techniques, you create beautiful, shiny and smooth surfaces on stainless steel appliances.