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Cleaning Stainless Steel

How to Clean Traditional Stainless Steel KitchenAid Warming Drawers

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  • Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning products.
  • To avoid damage to the finish, do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive or harsh cleaners, any cleaning product containing chlorine bleach, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths, or certain paper towels.
  • Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should be cleaned as soon as the entire appliance is cool. These spills may affect the finish.

To Clean and Care:

  • Spray affresh® Stainless Cleaner on a Micro-Fiber Cloth.
  • Wipe the stainless steel in the direction of the grain to avoid damage.

affresh® cleaners are available at many retailers. Find one here.

To Restore Luster:

  • Use affresh® Stainless Steel Cleaning Wipes; follow the recommendations and directions on the label.
  • Wipe off any excess and use special care to avoid contact with any plastic parts, trim pieces, or rubber door gaskets. If the polish does contact any of these plastic parts, clean them with a non-abrasive sponge and mild detergent in warm water.
  • Thoroughly dry the area with a soft cloth.

If affresh® Stainless Steel Cleaner is Not Available:

  • Wash surfaces with warm, soapy water using liquid detergent and a non-abrasive sponge. Always rub evenly in the direction of the grain.
  • Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
  • Use a clean, dry towel to polish the surface in the direction of the grain until it shines.
  • Water that is not completely dried off can cause discoloration - Water may contain iron that will initiate this discoloration.

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