how to remove stainless steel scratches

Can I Remove Scratches from my Stainless Steel Appliances? - Appliance Rescue Service

It can be frustrating to discover a scratch or nick on your stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, or cooktop, but all hope is not lost. There are ways to remove minor scratches and dings with easy home remedies. Read on with our tips from Appliance Rescue in Dallas, Texas on how to remove stainless steel scratches with ease:

Step 1: Clean the Stainless Steel

It is very important to clean the stainless steel before attempting to remove any scratches or dings; otherwise, you may end up damaging the stainless even further. Start by identifying which way the grain runs – north and south or east and west. Now, take a soft, microfiber cloth and choose one of three cleaning methods for the stainless area: polishing cleaner like Comet, vinegar, or stainless steel cleaner. Work the cleaner into the stainless steel with the microfiber cloth until it is thoroughly cleaned. 

 

Step 2: Remove the Scratch

You are now ready to remove the scratch! Your first line of defense is a mildly abrasive cleaning product, just as Ajax or Comet. Mix the product with water to form a paste, then gently rub it into the scratch with a damp cloth – going with the grain – until the scratch is no longer visible. If this doesn’t work, then try whitening toothpaste, using the same method as above. Lastly, you can try wet sandpaper by thoroughly wetting the stainless and the sandpaper and gently buffing the scratch with the grain.

Step 3: Condition the Stainless Steel

Once you have removed the scratch to your satisfaction, be sure to condition the refrigerator with a stainless steel polish or olive oil. 

If these steps don’t work to remove a scratch from your stainless steel appliance, there are professional remedies you can try. If you have any issues with your refrigerator, oven, cooktop, or other household appliance, be sure to call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas for all your Dallas appliance repair needs.  

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How to Remove Scratches from Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel appliances remain the most popular appliance finish out there, and this doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. After you’ve had your beautiful stainless steel appliances awhile, you may notice an unsightly scratch here or there and wonder – is there a way to get that out?

While removing a scratch may be impossible without professional help, there are some home stainless steel scratch removal techniques you can try to remove the scratch yourself:

 

Mild Abrasive & Water

Start by purchasing a dry powder cleaner with mild abrasive properties. Examples include Comet, Ajax, and Barkeepers Friend. When combined with water, each of the products forms a paste that can buff out mild scratches and water spots from your stainless steel appliances without major stainless steel appliance repair. Simply apply this solution to a soft cloth and rub WITH the grain of the stainless to watch those scratches disappear.

 

Stainless Steel Scratch Removal Kit

There are several products on the market that are specifically designed to restore the stainless steel and remove scratches and abrasions.  We recommend trying the Scratch B Gone Stainless Steel Scratch Removal Kit or the Siege 63001 Stainless Steel Scratch Remover. Both products give you step-by-step instructions with specially designed products included to give you the best results possible.

 

Before attempting any scratch removal technique, always make sure to check the owner’s manual to determine any tips and tricks from the manufacturer specifically and make sure you aren’t doing anything that would negate an appliance warranty!

If you are nervous about attempting a stainless steel appliance repair on your own – even if is just a scratch removal, call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas! We’re happy to help with your Dallas appliance repair needs – big and small! Proudly serving Plano, McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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