Bring Back Shine In Stainless Steel With These 5 Amazing Ways
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Your kitchen must be loaded with stainless steel and all for the right reason. Out of all the metals used as cookware, stainless steel is the safest one. Stainless steel is predominantly used for cooking for some of its unknown benefits.   

One of the most important factors about stainless steel is that the food gets easily cooked in steel and it also retains the vitamins and minerals of the food. Besides, stainless steel helps in safeguarding food from toxins. However, with regular and repetitive use, the utensil loses its shine and becomes tarnished. With everyday use, the utensils become prone to stubborn stains, water spots, and burnt marks. But you do not need to worry. We have collected five ways in which you can clean the stains from the utensils.  

Check out the five methods to clean stainless steel utensils:  

  • Hot Water  

With cooking, your food sometimes gets stuck to the pan or gets burned. Dishwashing soap may not always help you remove stubborn stains. But we have a solution for you. Fill the tarnished vessel with water and let it simmer for a while. Let it cool down. Scrub off the stains and rinse it thoroughly. You’ll get a clean and shiny vessel.  

  • Baking Soda  

If your stainless utensils have developed tough brown and rusty stains that refuse to go, then this method will be your saviour. You can clean it with baking soda which being alkaline in nature reacts with acidic stains and helps in cleaning. Fill the bucket or a large pot with warm to hot water, add 2 tbsp of baking soda to it, and dip in it. Leave it for 3-5 hours. Clean it with regular dishwashing soap and rinse it.  

  • Vinegar  

Sometimes owing to the boiling of water a white-coloured layer develops in the body of stainless steel bottle. This happens due to calcium build-up. Even though it is safe, it is better to get it cleaned. The stains can be cleaned with vinegar which because of its acidic in nature helps in breaking out the calcium. Fill ¼ of the bottle with white vinegar ad ¾ with warm water. Close the lid of the bottle and shake it a bit. Let it sit for 30-40 minutes. Wash it with soap and wipe it dry.  

  • Lemon  

The acidic nature of lemon helps in cleaning the stains in stainless steel. A paste of tangy lemon and baking soda can be made which can be spread over the stains of the stainless steel. Allow the paste to sit on the stained vessels for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. This will bring back the shine of the vessels.  

  • Watermarks  

Often we can witness watermarks on stainless steel utensils just after washing them. To avoid this scenario, wipe the utensils with a clean cotton cloth as soon as you wash them. Keeping moisture away from the utensils can retain the shine for a long.