Stainless Steel Benchtop daily care: Routine cleaning of your stainless steel is easy if the following simple procedure is followed.
After use wipe the stainless steel product surface with a soft damp soapy cloth, rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth. In hard-water areas, an application of Jif will avoid any build-up of dull film of waterborne deposits. Although stainless steel is an extremely durable material and will withstand a great deal of hard use, it can be scratched by hard or sharp objects, if the surfaces are to be kept in a blemish free condition reasonable care should be taken when handling such items.
Cleaning: Always use a soft cloth. The use of coarse grit scouring powders or soap filled wire wool cleaning pads is not recommended, since both will mark the stainless steel surface. Wire wool pads can leave tiny fragments of wire embedded in the surface and these can rust and leave small brown rust stains. Vigorous rubbing with a soft cloth, Jif, neat detergent, cleaning cream or liquid will remove these stains.
A little baby oil or olive oil on a cloth will give a great finish to stainless steel.
Never use cleaning products that contain chlorine. Chlorine will cause corrosion on all stainless steel products regardless of grade of stainless steel.
Never put hot pots directly on your stainless steel bench top. This can cause the glue bonding the steel to the wood substrate to let go and cause it to pop and leave a raised area. This cannot be repaired.