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Hey guy's

I probably made a bad situation worse :(

So the water marks, grease marks and some really ICKY sticky stuff are not going and coming back, I tried hot soapy water with a sponge (with the green abrasive thing on the back)

so that did nothing, except put scratches into what I was trying to clean..

HELP,,, how do I clean the water marks and also now get rid of the scratch marks

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I'm talking about the doorfront ! LOL txs

txsx yall !
 

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I tried hot soapy water with a sponge (with the green abrasive thing on the back)
so that did nothing, except put scratches into what I was trying to clean..
You mean Scotchbrite pad with green on one side and yellow on the other side? That is plastic --- I can't see how that would put a real scratch into stainless steel.

Maybe try "Comet Cleanser with Bleach". Works very well on my stainless steel sink. Pretty powerful stuff, and its thick enough that you can leave it on a vertical surface for a few minutes to soften the gunk.
 

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Goo gone type product for the icky.
Soap , water and very soft scubbie* for the regular dirts.
Windex and lots of paper tiles for the shine.




*Scrubbing pads are color coded for coarseness. Learn the color codes for the brand you are using and use a soft one or just a sponge.



In the food srvice industry real stainless steel is often cleaned with comet. The softer, polished, residential stuff can not handle such an agressive cleaning.
 
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correct a scotchbrite.

the first time, i just used a sponge and dishsoap, it dried ok, but then after a while the water marks /other marks came back,

2nd time I used the scotchbrite, I use the green side on one of the harder marks, instead of going with the grain, gentle, I did a circular motion harder, very fine scratch marks now in one area.

OK, I'll see if I can fine comet cleanser, txs !

You mean Scotchbrite pad with green on one side and yellow on the other side? That is plastic --- I can't see how that would put a real scratch into stainless steel.

Maybe try "Comet Cleanser with Bleach". Works very well on my stainless steel sink. Pretty powerful stuff, and its thick enough that you can leave it on a vertical surface for a few minutes to soften the gunk.
 

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yeah I do have goo gone, I'll give that a try

txs for the advise

I looked up how to do it on youtube and realised I'd kaked it up

LOL

txs

I'm wondering is a mr.muscle white sponge in the direction of the grain will work on the fine scratches ? (magic eraser ?)

Goo gone type product for the icky.
Soap , water and very soft scubbie* for the regular dirts.
Windex and lots of paper tiles for the shine.




*Scrubbing pads are color coded for coarseness. Learn the color codes for the brand you are using and use a soft one or just a sponge.



In the food srvice industry real stainless steel is often cleaned with comet. The softer, polished, residential stuff can not handle such an agressive cleaning.
 

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Some s/s appliances are clear coated; unknown if yours is. I think the best you can hope for now is to mask the scratches or make them less noticeable. A green scrubber was way too aggressive. The water spots probably could have been solved with vinegar. Some sites caution against products like Windex since they contain ammonia.
 

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Try Bon Ami or Bar Keepers Friend, both are very gentle powdered cleansers. BKF is also available in a liquid. Just make sure you shake it thoroughly.

Put it on a damp sponge and polish WITH the grain. Keep it damp and wipe it off with a microfiber towel to see how it is coming.

Vinegar will remove the hard water spots as others mentioned, same with Goo Gone for the icky stuff. You just need to figure out where it is coming from if it keeps appearing.

The best remedy is to keep it clean. Get a spray cleaner for stainless and a microfiber towel. The one @chandler48 recommended is a great one. But there are others. In a pinch, use a window cleaner with Vinegar, but not ammonia. Or make your own.

Get a 16 oz spray bottle, put in a teaspoon of Dawn to acts as a surfactant, fill with 4 oz of distilled white vinegar and the rest with distilled water. Shake till well mixed and try it out. Adjust the vinegar and Dawn amounts to suit your needs.
 
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txs !

oh I know where it's coming from LOL

dishwasher is directly under the island where I do my food prep, so it's usually spilt food or dropped drinks !

I never got round to really cleaning it, so it's stayed stained, cleaned/wiped but not really cleaned

Try Bon Ami or Bar Keepers Friend, both are very gentle powdered cleansers. BKF is also available in a liquid. Just make sure you shake it thoroughly.

Put it on a damp sponge and polish WITH the grain. Keep it damp and wipe it off with a microfiber towel to see how it is coming.

Vinegar will remove the hard water spots as others mentioned, same with Goo Gone for the icky stuff. You just need to figure out where it is coming from if it keeps appearing.

The best remedy is to keep it clean. Get a spray cleaner for stainless and a microfiber towel. The one @chandler48 recommended is a great one. But there are others. In a pinch, use a window cleaner with Vinegar, but not ammonia. Or make your own.

Get a 16 oz spray bottle, put in a teaspoon of Dawn to acts as a surfactant, fill with 4 oz of distilled white vinegar and the rest with distilled water. Shake till well mixed and try it out. Adjust the vinegar and Dawn amounts to suit your needs.
 

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It's a rule that you never use abrasive agents to clean off stains from lustrous metallic surfaces. At least not with the ones that are left wide on display in your home. Because if you do, you're going to be scratching away the finish of the material (often satin) or the superficial layers of the alloy itself which would be potentially irreversible. You could either use ready-to-use cleaners or even make one of yours in no time. As a fellow DIYer, I'll encourage the latter. This guide listing dishwasher faqs (https://bestkitchenbuy.com/how-to-use-dishwasher-pods-and-other-faqs/) has a clever solution featuring a homemade cleaner for stainless steel appliance fronts. I found it useful, I hope y'all will too!
 

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one point the dishwasher is on an island and facing the cooking area, no-one ever sees it, only me when I crouch down to fill it,

that's besides the point obviously, i think your right it has a satin like surface
 
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