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What type of Stainless Steel finish does your appliance have?

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Each type of Stainless Steel finish requires a different method of cleaning.  Please see each finish type below for proper cleaning instructions. You can also reference your Use and Care Guide for additional information. 

If you would like to download or view product literature for your appliance, please visit our Manuals and Literature page.

How to Clean Traditional Stainless Steel

To clean and care for your stainless steel surfaces, follow these suggestions:

IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the finish, do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive or harsh cleaners, any cleaning product containing chlorine bleach, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths or certain paper towels.

To Clean and Care:

  • Spray affresh™ Stainless Steel cleaner on a clean microfiber cloth.
  • Wipe the stainless steel in the direction of the grain.

To Restore Luster:

  • Use the affresh™ Stainless steel wipes; follow the recommendations and directions on the label.
  • Wipe off any excess and use special care to avoid contact with any plastic parts, trim pieces, or rubber door gaskets. If the polish does contact any of these plastic parts, clean them with a nonabrasive sponge and mild detergent in warm water.
  • Thoroughly dry the area with a soft cloth.
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affresh® cleaners are available at many retailers. Find one here.

 

If affresh™ Stainless Steel cleaner is not available:

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  • Wash surfaces with warm, soapy water using liquid detergent and a nonabrasive sponge. Always rub evenly in the direction of the grain.
  • Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
  • Use a clean, dry towel to polish the surface in the direction of the grain until it shines.
  • Water that is not completely dried off can cause discoloration - Water may contain iron that will initiate this discoloration

If you would like to purchase one of these accessories, you may visit your local retailer or Order Accessories online.

 

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How to Clean Black Stainless Steel

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Wash the exterior surfaces and gaskets with warm water and mild soap or detergent. Wipe and dry.  We recommend using a clean micro fiber cloth or a soft clean cloth to polish and dry.  Ensure to thoroughly dry all surfaces.

IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the finish, do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive or harsh cleaners, any cleaning product containing chlorine bleach, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths or paper towels. Using these types of products may scratch and/or dull the clear coat of the black stainless steel door.

How to Clean Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel

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Wash the exterior surfaces and gaskets with warm water and mild soap or detergent. Wipe and dry.  We recommend using a clean micro fiber cloth or a soft clean cloth to polish and dry.  Ensure to thoroughly dry all surfaces.

IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the finish, do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive or harsh cleaners, any cleaning product containing chlorine bleach, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths or paper towels. Using these types of products may scratch and/or dull the clear coat of the black stainless steel door.

 

Still need help? Call or schedule service.

You may need assistance from a qualified technician. Call 1-800-344-1274 or click below to schedule an appointment.

 

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