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Cleaning stainless steel with natural ingredients

Keeping stainless steel spot free using natural non-chemical ingredients from your pantry. 

Most of us that are fans of 18/10 stainless steel like it because we know it's easy to care for, it's good for our health (no harmful chemicals) and good for the planet (100% recyclable).  But Elleffe Design pieces are functional art pieces so  we want to keep them shiny and spotless.  

The ideal way to clean your Elleffe Design pieces is to hand wash with hot soapy water. Please use non- abrasive sponges and detergents and hand dry to keep it shinning. If you choose to air dry depending on the quality of water and the detergent you use you might end up with surface water spots that can be easily wiped away. 

18/10 stainless steel Elleffe Design pieces are dishwasher safe but depending on your tap water quality and the kind of detergent you use you might get water spot deposits. These are surface spots and can be easily removed With safe and gentle non-chemical household items. 

Three gentle, chemical free ways to keep your 18/10 stainless steel Platters and bowls shiny.

1-Use microfiber cloths

These can be found in the kitchen, automotive, or eyewear departments of most stores. Microfiber won’t scratch, and it clings to dirt and dust rather than spreading it around. You know those little cleaning cloths that come with your glasses? Microfiber! What’s even more wonderful is that often times you don’t even need to add another cleaning agent other than water and you can use the microfiber to buff out any unsightly spots.


2. Use Distilled vinegar

To get rid of surface stains after using the dishwasher Clean with distilled white vinegar. You probably have some in the pantry, if not you can purchase it for less than a dollar at any grocery or dollar store. I like to put mine in a spray bottle. Simply spray your stainless steel and wipe off with a microfiber cloth. Be sure to go with the grain of the stainless steel when wiping.

3. Use Club soda

If you can't stand the smell of vinegar or just don't have any at hand club soda  is another natural alternative. Simply follow the same instructions as for distilled vinegar. 

All of these supplies combined should cost you no more than three dollars if you don’t already have them at home and are all you need to keep your stainless steel nice and shiny.

But the best thing is that these cleaning solutions for keeping your stainless steel spot-free are natural and chemical free.

 

Contributor: Karly

Karly works as an independent house cleaner in Los Angeles who specializes in safer and gentler cleaning practices. Karly is certified in house cleaning, professional organizing, and nutrition and enjoys blogging and sharing her knowledge.



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