As a rule, a stainless-steel worktop is the best choice for a commercial kitchen in a cafe or restaurant. There are several reasons for this: it is easy to clean, difficult to ruin or cut, and is safe for food.
However, human’s hands can ruin anything. In addition, such countertops have become in high demand in residential buildings and apartments, which means that people have to learn how to handle such an important part of the house. But first, let’s take a look at the merits and demerits of this subject.
Pros and Cons
Stainless Steel Countertops – cleaning tools
The most important thing in cleaning such a countertop is to preserve its presentable appearance. As it‘s very easy to scratch, avoid using metal sponges or rags that are too hard, which can leave micro-scratches on the surface.
Use a microfiber sponge and paper towels to dry the countertop. These tools will keep your desk safe for a long time.
In terms of hygiene products, you’d better use a gel-based soap. You can even use a window cleaner to give your countertop a polish. But then rinse the surface with water to remove harmful particles on it.
Saving the surface in order
Maintaining the surface of a stainless steel countertop is a simple but tedious task. First and foremost, you must make sure you don’t scratch the object.
If there are scratches on the surface, there are two ways to get rid of them:
- Using a nylon sanding pad (for very fine scratches)
- Find a specialist (unfortunately, only a specially trained person can help get rid of large scratches on the metal).
If you do find a rusty stain on your countertop, use a baking soda paste or a special rust stain remover.