There’s a lot to like about black stainless steel, but in order to be completely happy with your investment, you’ll need to brush up on how to clean black stainless steel. Here’s what you need to know to make sure it looks good for years to come.
While the standard silver-toned stainless steel finish that took the world by storm 20 years ago is still the most popular look for kitchen appliances, manufacturers are betting the black stainless steel will make a big splash — if not dethrone stainless as the finish of choice for Millennial buyers.
What Is Black Stainless Steel?
How to Clean Black Stainless Steel
- Soak up wet spills with an absorbent cloth towel or napkin.
- Use warm soapy water — no special stainless steel cleaners required — to gently wipe away any remaining residue with a soft cloth.
- Buff dry with another soft cloth or microfiber towel to maintain the shine and avoid streaks.
Maintaining Black Stainless Steel Appliances
How Not to Clean Your Black Stainless Steel
Cleaning Tools to Avoid With Black Stainless Steel
- Steel wool
- Scouring pads
- Paper towels
- Abrasive cloths
Cleaning Products to Avoid With Black Stainless Steel
- Powdered soaps or cleansers
- Baking soda
- Abrasive liquid soaps
- Window cleaner (even non-ammonia formulas)
- Vinegar, lemon and other acids
- Oven cleaner
- Flammable products
Black Stainless Steel Scratch Prevention and Repair
Quick Fix: If your scratch is tiny, you might be able to get away with using a black or gray Sharpie to color over any silver showing through. Sometimes this is enough of a cover-up that the scratch won’t be noticed by people who aren’t looking for it. It’s best to try this technique in an inconspicuous spot first, though.
Learn More about NewAir’s Black Stainless Steel Appliances:
In two different sizes, each black stainless steel wine or beverage cooler makes the perfect complement to any home.