How to clean and protect black stainless steel appliances

How to clean and protect black stainless steel appliances

Black stainless steel appliances have been a popular style for a long time, it is sleek, sexy, and durable. This type of finishing on stoves, fridges, and microwaves can really tie your style together and offer an elevated decoration choice. Most brands now have a few different types of black stainless steel appliance models in their catalogs. 

Whether its a refrigerator or a washing machine, when it comes to stainless steel appliances in black there are also styles and variations to choose from, like:

  1. A faux stainless steel finish which is actually plastic but can still look good 
  2. The traditional black stainless steel finish which is a bit shiny and dark 
  3. A matte black finish that can be sleek and even more stylish 

Any of these styles can be suitable and make a great addition to your home, it’s all about personal preference and what looks good in your space once you install the appliance. For the purposes of this blog, the cleaning and care tips are meant to be for steel surfaces, not plastic or hybrid ones. 

How do they make stainless steel black? 

This is a common question appliance shoppers have, and it has a really simple answer. The stainless steel is just steel with an added polymer coat to create the black finish, whether it’s shiny or matte. 

Also, to clarify stainless steel is usually made from a mix of iron, chromium, and in some cases silicon, carbon, and even nickel. 

How to clean black stainless steel appliances? 

As you probably know stainless steel is a very resistant and durable surface but it doesn’t hurt to take care of it to make it last even longer and keep it looking good! 

We recommend you use natural cleaning ingredients to prevent abrasions and keep your surfaces free of chemicals, although some tough spots might need stringer cleaning liquids. 

Use these to clean your black stainless steel appliances:

  • Warm water 
  • Soft towels, cloths, or rags 
  • Baking soda
  • Natural soap 
  • Stainless steel appliances cleaning product for hard-to-remove spots 

Soak the cleaning rags in warm water combined with baking soda, natural soap, or cleaner to gently remove dirt and spots by rubbing. 

Then wipe agon with just water. 

Repete often and keep your black stainless steel appliances looking great! 

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