Product Maintenance

Best Practices for Maintaining Stainless Steel
  • Remember, stainless steel requires “Low Maintenance, not No Maintenance”.
  • A regular maintenance cleaning programme with warm soapy water and a final rinse with clean cold water should keep your stainless steel in top condition for many years.
  • As a guide, clean stainless steel on the exterior of a building whenever you clean the windows.
  • Tea-staining is discolouration of the surface of stainless steel by corrosion. It is a cosmetic issue that does not affect the structural integrity or the lifetime of the material. Tea staining occurs when local conditions (such as temperature, relative humidity and presence of corrosive substances such as salt) are too aggressive for that stainless steel grade in its installed condition.  Tea staining can be reduced by using an electro polished finish available on Allproof grates, please contact us for more information.


Key Tips:

  • Use proprietary stainless steel cleaners, detergents, or citric-base cleaners.
  • Use high pressure water for washing.
  • Use careful cleaning with polymer pads, if absolutely necessary.
  • DO NOT scrape a stainless steel surface to clean it.
  • DO NOT use steel wool, wire brushes or pads previously used on carbon steel.
  • DO NOT use mortar or cement cleaning acids (Muriatic Acid = HCI).