How to easily clean your stainless steel splashback ? 🙌27 septembre 2019
A stainless steel splashback makes a kitchen look really high-end. But it looks a lot less classy with finger marks or stains. This is why I’m listing here a few easy, practical tips for cleaning a stainless steel splashback. For all those who ordered or already have a food-grade brushed stainless steel splashback, here are a few tips (or more like grandmother’s secret tricks!) for cleaning your precious splashback.
- How to easily clean your stainless steel splashback (clean-stainless-steel-splashback)
🗯️ More about the wonderful story of splashbacks and stainless steel:
Ideal for kitchens, stainless steel is a metal that has been used for years in the food sector and especially in professional kitchens. This rustproof material is a real hero when it comes to kitchens as it protects the walls from splashes of all types. Very on-trend and hygienic on top of that, stainless steel looks sensational in your living room as well as your kitchen, depending on your needs. Despite all these advantages, stainless steel does get marks still, but don’t panic, I’m about to tell you everything you need to know to keep your splashback or extractor hood splashback gleaming. ✨
⚠️ Important info for all cleaning enthusiasts: doesn’t matter what method you use, you must always clean your splashback in the direction of brushing!
How do I clean an aluminium splashback with natural or household cleaners?
● Tip No. 1 – Soapy water
Add a couple of drops of washing up liquid or soap to hot water. Soak a dishwashing sponge in the soapy water and rub the splashback gently with it. Then dry to bring out the shine.
Please note, avoid the abrasive side of your sponge (the green side) at all costs as it will create scratches and rust marks (yes, stainless steel can rust!)
● Tip No. 2 – Vinegar-based mixture
Mix equal parts white vinegar and water. You can add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of washing up liquid. Apply to a soft cloth, rub splashback then wipe off.
● Tip No. 3 – Oil and lemon
Another mixture made of food products: a vinaigrette made of oil and lemon. This blend enables you to clean your stainless steel splashback very effectively.
Rub your stainless steel using this vinaigrette applied to a soft cloth. Wipe clean with a microfibre cloth.
● Tip No. 4 – White clay cleaner
A clay cleaner is a universal cleaner with multiple applications. It can be applied to various different objects and materials. If you haven’t yet guessed, white clay cleaner also cleans stainless steel very well. Apply some to a small sponge, rub the stainless steel with it gently and then rinse. For the stainless steel to shine, you need to dry it with a microfibre cloth.
● Tip No. 5 – 100% environmentally friendly baking soda
Mix 2 tablespoons baking soda with one tablespoon of water. Apply this mixture to a soft cloth or sponge and rub. Rinse with warm water then dry off with a microfibre cloth.
● Tip No. 6 – Whitewash
A bit like baking soda, make some paste using whitewash and water. Rub this mixture into your stainless steel splashback with a dry cloth. Rinse all of it with warm water and shine it up.
● Tip No. 7 – Black soap
Black soap is a 100% natural, 100% biodegradable universal cleaner. It is very effective at deep cleaning and makes surfaces gleam. A very good reason to keep a pot of it at home 😉
Mix a capful or 1 tablespoon of black soap with 3 litres of water. You can clean your whole kitchen with this mixture!
● Tip No. 8 – Marseille soap
Melt the soap in hot water. Apply some to a sponge and clean your stainless steel splashback. Wipe everything down after with a microfibre cloth to avoid marks.
● Tip No. 9 – Window cleaner
Every household has window cleaner. Target the marks and clean your splashback like it is a window!
Want a little before and after photo to check if your stainless steel splashback is clean? Well, here is shot of before and after cleaning 😉
✋ Products you should never use on stainless steel!
- Abrasive sponge: as mentioned above (in tip ), you should avoid scouring sponges since they may make scratches appear on your panel.
- Bleach: bleach and other disinfectants can corrode your stainless steel.
- Powder products: they may cause micro scratches on application.
- Neat descaler.
- Neat white vinegar: too aggressive on stainless steel.
- Neat acidic products: just like vinegar, these are too aggressive. When diluted, they pose no problems.
- Super concentrated stain removers.
We’ve got a list for you with the steps to take for specific marks (pen, foundation make-up and other stubborn marks, etc.) Check it out!
See you soon for new tips 🙂