Rust on stainless steel / metal - Cleaning products

Last updated 17/04/2020 10:09

Issue

Rust on stainless steel / metal - Cleaning products

Applies to

Any stainless steel on appliances.

Resolution

All appliances that have stainless steel should be cleaned with specialised products.  

* DO NOT USE *

  • Any product containing chlorides - including cleansing surface wipes
  • Disinfectants - including bleach
  • Stain remover
  • Rust remover
  • Immersion cleaners


Stainless steel should not be cleaned or come in to contact with any of the above, as these products can corrode the metal. Always check the product ingredients that they are safe to use.


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What to do if chlorides have come in to contact with stainless?

Ensure you clean the area that has been in contact with the chloride based product with warm warm and a mild detergent.  This tends to happen where a floor is being mopped and the head of the mop has skirted across the bottom of the appliance.  Rinse out the cloth and re-wipe to clear away the detergent.

Cause

Chloride based product used for cleaning stainless steel, including disinfectants, stain removers, rust removers and immersion cleaners should not be used.