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How to Keep Your Stainless Steel BBQ Grill Stain-Free

 :: Posted by MelW on 10-31-2013

How to Keep Your Stainless Steel BBQ Grill Stain-Free

You’re probably a bit skeptical, because why would you even need to bother doing anything to keep a stainless steel BBQ grill stain-free? If it’s stainless, staining shouldn’t ever be an issue, right? Unfortunately, not all stainless steel is created equal, and there are some knock-off grills that claim to be stainless steel that are far from stainless in practice. Obviously, the best way to avoid this problem is to opt for a better quality stainless steel barbecue grill, but there are still some easy steps you can take to make a lesser grill stay shiny. In fact, even if you have a grill made of quality 304 stainless steel sheet, it will still benefit from some of these fundamental tips on caring for a grill.

First and foremost, make sure that your grill has a cover. Any grill you buy should include a cover, but don’t forget to use it. The cover’s job is to keep out the elements, release any accumulated moisture, and protect the grill. The next step to keeping that stainless steel grill stain-free is to clean it, preferably before and after every use. All of the grease, sauces, and food particles that don’t get cleaned off can damage and discolor your grill, so be sure to clean it when you can. When you do clean it, you can inadvertently damage or stain the metal by using an abrasive cleaning agent and abrasive cloth or brush. Instead, you can get by with a microfiber cloth, and water or mild cleaning solution. In the end, if you take these tips to heart, you can enjoy a quality, stain-free BBQ grill for years to come.

How to Clean and Preserve Stainless Steel

 :: Posted by MelW on 09-19-2013

How to Clean and Preserve Stainless Steel

One of the biggest benefits of stainless steel is the fact that it’s trivially easy to clean and maintain. Granite countertops require sealing, and wood benefits from varnish, but stainless steel is a low-maintenance option for your kitchen, as well as for that stainless steel barbeque on your back patio. However, despite the “stainless” in its name, you’ll still want to clean and polish it, on occasion. Many homes have a stainless steel backsplash behind the stove or sink, and if you happen to get something like spaghetti sauce on it, here are some good ways to clean it. One choice is to use the old stand-by of a cloth and some warm water. This cleans it off, but it’s important to dry it when you’re done, to prevent unsightly marks and rust. Microfiber cleaning cloths work well because they are less prone to scratching the surface.

Another option is to use a very mild detergent, like dishwashing liquid, along with a gentle cloth and some warm water. This can help if the water alone isn’t enough. It’s usually a good idea to get some suds going on the cloth directly, and then carefully wipe just the areas of the stainless steel that need attention, followed by a quick drying with a towel. Perhaps the biggest cleaning need for stainless steel kitchen appliances is for removing fingerprints. You might not know this, but glass cleaner is surprisingly effective at clearing fingerprints off of stainless steel. Simply spray it on the cloth, clean, and dry. When you want to give your stainless steel a nice shine, you can just use some stainless steel cleaner to polish it right up.