How can you clean the stainless steel?
I have a stainless steel, Russell Hobs toaster and it's covered in finger prints and other stains. I tried to use a sponge and some water to clean it but nothing really happened?! Someone said that you can use methylated spirits to clean stainless steel, but I'm a bit scared that it will ruin my toaster. How do you clean your stainless steel equipment?
I use Weiman stainless steel cleaner for fingerprints and water marks. However, for grease or baked on stains, I use the foaming oven cleaner. I have a stainless steel cooktop and it gets stains around the burners. I use oven cleaner and let it sit for about 20 minutes. It wipes right off.
Stainless steel needs to be cleaned to look its best and to prevent corrosion. Oxygen from the atmosphere combines with the chromium in the stainless steel to form a passive chromium oxide film that protects the object from further corrosion.