Maintain the luster and shine of stainless steel cookware by hand washing it in warm soapy water with a non-abrasive sponge and drying it thoroughly. You need a gentle dish washing detergent, a non-abrasive sponge, white distilled vinegar and some soft clean towels to thoroughly clean stainless steel cookware. A medium sized pan can be cleaned in five minutes.
- Wash new stainless steel cookware before using it
Wash the cookware in warm soapy water to remove dust or dirt, and dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth. Always dry stainless steel cookware thoroughly to prevent a film from forming.
- Hand wash stainless steel cookware to preserve its shine
Allow the cookware to cool completely before submerging it in warm soapy water. Clean the cookware with a non-abrasive sponge or soft bristled brush. Rinse the cookware with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth. Never soak stainless steel cookware, as this could damage its surface.
- Remove hard water stains from stainless steel cookware with white vinegar
Moisten the corner of a clean cloth with a small amount of distilled white vinegar. Use a little pressure on the cloth, and rub the stainless steel to remove hard water stains. Apply more pressure and vinegar as needed to remove stubborn stains.