Black stainless steel appliances are very popular in kitchens today. They are simple, yet classy appliances that add beauty to kitchens and homes at large. Appliances made of black stainless steel range from refrigerators to even our ovens.
Though black stainless steel appliances are made from the same metal as other stainless steels, they have layers of protection which helps to prevent corrosion. Black stainless steel appliances might not easily get dirty like white ones, but they still need to be cleaned. In this guide, you will learn about the dos and don’ts of cleaning your black stainless steel appliances.
In order to clean your black stainless steel appliances, follow the instructions below:
- Make a mixture of soap and warm water.
- Get a soft rag or cloth, and dip into the warm soapy water.
- Use the rag/cloth to directly clean the surface of your black stainless steel.
- Dry the surface with a clean and soft cloth.
The instructions above are also applicable to black stainless steel kitchen appliances. To clean the interior of your black stainless steel kitchen appliances,
- Make sure you remove food remnants.
- Clean with a soft cloth and water.
- Dry with a rag.
Black stainless steel appliances are coated with a black finish that does not penetrate through the metal of your appliances. As a result, the black protective layer can easily be destroyed. It is very important for you to make sure you treat your black stainless steel appliances gently. You shouldn’t use just anything to clean them.
In order to properly maintain your black stainless steel appliances, avoid using the following when cleaning:
- Anything that is acidic e.g. lemon or vinegar
- Oven cleaners
- Scouring pads
- Paper towels
- Abrasive cloths
- Powdered soaps
- Baking soda
- Abrasive liquid soaps
- Window cleaners
- Flammable products
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How often should I clean my black stainless steel appliances?
Black stainless steel appliances should be cleaned at least once a month.
- How can I avoid/ fix scratches on my black stainless steel appliances?
Avoiding scratches on your black stainless steel appliances is very key. When the black coating on your black stainless steel kitchen appliance is scratched, it makes the steel underneath it to be revealed, and this spoils the appearance or beauty of your appliance.
To prevent scratches, avoid carrying sharp objects like knives, pins, keys, etc. near your black stainless steel appliances. If you have children, make sure you supervise them anytime they are near your appliances, as children are very mischievous.
If your black stainless steel appliance has been scratched, avoid using do-it-yourself methods, as you might only worsen it. If there is a scratch, you can try contacting the manufacturer for a matching finish.
- How can I maintain my black stainless steel appliances?
You can maintain your black stainless steel appliances by cleaning them (follow the steps mentioned above in this guide). Your appliances will look brand-new when you clean them regularly.
- Are stainless steel appliances better than other stainless steel appliances?
Black stainless steel appliances are more resistant to fingerprints, water stains, stains, etc. As a result, they don’t get as dirty as other stainless steel appliances, and they are much easier to clean.
- Can I mix black stainless steel kitchen appliances with stainless steel ones?
Of course, you can. There is nothing wrong with mixing. It makes your kitchen have variety. It is however up to you and your preferences.