Cleaning and Shining Your Stainless Steel Smeg Stove: Four Essential Items You Need

A Smeg stainless steel stove or other type of appliance is a great asset to any kitchen. However, its iconic stylish look loses its appeal if the stainless steel is dirty, streaked or full of fingerprints. Luckily, it's pretty easy to keep your stainless steel stove from a company like Birite Wangaratta clean -- you just need these four essential items and products:

1. Soft Bristle Brush

If you have stuck on bits of food, crumbs or sauce splattered around the burners of your stove, you need to remove this debris before you introduce water or cleaning products. A soft bristled brush can help -- the type of brushes used for painting BBQ sauce on meat works perfectly.

Use the dry brush to dislodge as much debris as possible. Sweep the debris into your hand and throw it away.

2. Nylon Sponge

When most of the dried debris is gone, you can use a bit of warm water and dish soap to clean the top, sides and backsplash of your Smeg stove. If your stainless steel surfaces are relatively clean, a cloth can handle the scrubbing.

However, for deep cleaning, you need something stronger. Do not use steel wool -- it will scratch your stainless steel. Instead, use a nylon sponge -- it can penetrate through stuck-on food without scratching your appliance.

3. Toothbrush

In cases where your nylon scrubby cannot remove caked-on debris, grab a toothbrush. A toothbrush offers more leverage than a scrubbing pad, and it is small enough to get in between the side of the stove's grill, around its burners and in odd corners.

You can also make your own cleaner that is simple to use with a toothbrush. Simply mix baking soda with a few drops of dish soap until it creates a paste. Then, apply it with your toothbrush and scrub. The dish soap cuts grease while the baking soda acts as an effective but gentle abrasive.

4. Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

When you are done scrubbing, you need to rinse off cleaners and get rid of water spots, and a microfiber cleaning cloth is ideal for this job. If there is any baking soda or cleaner residue, use a damp cloth to remove it.

Then, use a dry microfiber cloth to absorb all of the excess water from the appliance. Drying the appliance prevents water minerals from sticking to the surface of the stainless steel and leaving marks. To dry the appliance, rub the microfiber towel along the grain of the metal. Once the appliance is dry, you can use another microfiber cloth to apply polish or lemon oil to make your stove shine.

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