Stainless Steel Rusts Too, Here Are Four Ways To Remove Them

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Many of our kitchen appliances and furnishing are made of stainless steel. We buy it because rust is kept at bay. Who doesn't feel bad washing dishes in a rusty sink? Perhaps you might be like me- my cooking seems to taste better in a sparkling, neat and tidy kitchen! However, the truth is stainless steel does rust. It is much less likely to rust but it can still rust. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, and some are more prone to corrosion than others. In general, the higher the chromium content (also higher in price), the less likely the steel will rust.

So how do you keep your stainless-steel sparkling?

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Here are some homemade cleaning tips that you can make use of

 

  1. White Vinegar

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Pour a decent amount of vinegar onto a soft scouring pad and start rubbing against the stain. The stain should lift immediately. If the stain persist, try adding salt to vinegar and leave the vinegar over the stain for an hour or so., then wipe clean.

Caution: use a soft scouring pad instead of a heavy scouring pads because it might scratch your kitchen ware. You can get the 3M Scotch-Brite Multi-Purpose No Scratch Scrub Sponge at $2.55 from RedMart.

 

Buy online: White Vinegar, $2.50

 

  1. Lemon juice and baking soda

Create a paste from equal parts lemon juice and baking soda, then scrub with a damp sponge. If you have a bike, or gym weights that are rusty, this home tip is for you! You may like to make it in a bigger quantity so that you can keep some for future use.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oatGVdtPMS8

 

Buy online: Baking Soda, $1.80

 

  1. Club Soda

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Besides going well with vodka and a twist of lime, club soda also helps to remove wine stains and it can also be used to water your houseplants because it contains a slew of macronutrients essential to plant growth.

In the kitchen, you just need to buff rust scuffs with a soda-dampened cloth, and the carbonation helps to dissolve the rust off.

 

Buy online: Evervess Club Soda, $0.70

More surprising ways to use Club Soda

 

  1. Lighter fluid

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Just pour a little lighter fluid onto a clean rag and rub the rust spot away. Remember that lighter fluid is highly flammable so handle with care. Also use another cloth to wipe away any remaining fluid.

oh! Lighter fluid helps to dissolve sticky residue too

 

That’s all, we hope these tips can turn your kitchen into a brand new place! The added bonus with these tips is that there's no use of harsh chemicals that destroy the environment :D

Again, we love to hear from you. Let us know if you have other ways to remove rust and we can share with our readers too.