LifestyleEliminate unsightly scratches on stainless steel fridges with this easy two-ingredient hack

Eliminate unsightly scratches on stainless steel fridges with this easy two‑ingredient hack

How to get rid of scratches from a stainless steel refrigerator?
How to get rid of scratches from a stainless steel refrigerator?
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2:03 PM EST, February 11, 2024

Stainless steel fridges stand up well to high temperatures, corrosion, and mechanical damage. Despite this extraordinary resilience, they are sometimes plagued with unsightly surface scratches. The good news is, a simple trick can effectively remedy this damage.

How to care for INOX appliances?

INOX steel, or stainless steel, is commonly used to produce refrigerators, dishwashers, sinks, cookers, as well as furniture intended for use in professional kitchens. Unfortunately, stainless steel tends to invite smudges and dirt easily. Just a touch of your hand can leave a noticeable mark.

Regular cleaning is key in maintaining these stainless steel surfaces. Simply wipe them down with a soft microfiber cloth and a bit of mild detergent. If confronted with stubborn dirt, refrain from using popular 'scrubbers,' as they can scratch the steel's surface, often causing irreparable damage.

Mix two ingredients and wipe

Although INOX is an extremely hard-wearing and durable material, inevitably, scratches may appear. They most commonly manifest on the refrigerator's surface. The good news is, they can be banished. All you need to do is concoct a homemade cleaning paste that will effectively remove minor surface scratches.

The only two ingredients you need for this hack are classic, non-bleaching toothpaste and oil. Gently massage the toothpaste into the surface using a soft toothbrush, then wipe it off with a moist microfiber cloth. Finally, polish the surface with a soft cloth lightly soaked in oil. This will leave your appliance smooth and shiny, while the oil provides an extra layer of protection against potential future scratching.

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