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Cleaning Rust From Your Appliance
Selecting a new appliance to purchase is based on various factors, while the look and functionality are always among them. With regular use, even high-quality appliances can develop unwanted spots and rust. Rust stains are never good, but if your appliances are developing rust, there's no reason to panic, but react wisely. There are plenty of ways to get those ugly spots off from your appliances. Of course, every appliance works differently, therefore, has different ways of maintenance, but with rust stains, these are some of the tips you can use to make every appliance as good as new.
Not only it looks modern and chic and gives a high-end style to a kitchen, but stainless steel is initially a highly practical material that seems to be as resistant to rust as possible. The good news is that if you see rust on your stainless-steel appliance, it’s probably just on the metal’s protective surface layer, which can be cleaned and even repaired with a little Traffic Lane Cleaner solution. But before all that, the best way to keep the rust off your devices is to prevent it from appearing in the first place. Try to figure out how the appliance got damaged - scratches are usually enemy number one for any stainless-steel surface. When the steel’s finish or plastic coating gets scraped away, the metal underneath is left exposed and likely to rust. Harsh cleaners and tough brushes are often the reason for surface damage. To keep rust away, start by practicing your cleaning routine - keep scouring pads and metal wool far away from stainless steel, and use only gentle cleaning products. An important thing to keep in mind is that exposing an appliance to excess water can help the surfaces rust so make sure you spare your appliance of any water leaks.
There are various options for cleaning rust off your appliance but any of these need to be very neatly performed. It all depends on what you have, but the most popular methods involve baking soda. Baking soda can be combined with equal parts of either water or lemon juice to create the perfect solution. Just apply the paste to your appliance, then use a damp cloth, sponge, or soft brush to gently scrub the rust away. For tough spots, let the paste sit for 15-30 minutes before scrubbing it off. Also, a trusted substance that was proven efficient against rust is vinegar, which, poured on a cloth removes rust quite easily.
It's not only the rust that bothers you now that you've cleaned it off, but you wish to make your appliances flawless, sparkly and as good as brand new. If your surfaces are stainless steel, the best way to restore the natural shine is plain old oil. Olive oil, baby oil, and mineral oil will all work great to get your appliance shiny and new. Just dip a thin cloth or paper towel in the oil of your choice and rub it onto the steel. Be sure to wipe along the direction of the metal grain - polishing against the grain could cause scratches or oil buildup in the metal grooves. Then, if you want to minimize the oily feeling on the surface, use a soft cloth to work the oil into the metal.