Product : Refrigerators > Bottom Freezer > RB197ACRS
Exterior Stainless Surfaces:
The best way to clean the stainless steel finish of your appliance is with a stainless steel cleaner or polish, which can be purchased as a liquid, paste, or foam. Use soft, clean rags; Do Not use brushes or scouring pads.
For minor cleaning when the appliance is not very dirty, but could use a "once over," consider products such as Stainless Steel Magic™ or Scotch-Brite™ Stainless Steel Cleaners.
Cleaning Stubborn Stains:
To clean Stubborn Stains, follow these steps:
Note: If the baking soda/warm water paste does not do the job, you can move up to products like Bar Keepers Friend™ or Kleen King Stainless Steel and Copper Cleaner™.
Cleaning Fingerprints and Streaks:
Note: Adding a few drops of olive oil on a paper towel instead of using the vinegar will also remove fingerprints and streaks.
Cleaning Heat stains:
Note: Depending on the severity of the stain, it may not be possible to completely remove the stain.
Important: After applying any cleaners, keep the applicator damp and turn it frequently. This prevents you from over working the area with the paste, and keeps the grit removed during this process from doing any damage to the surface. Keep in mind that removing stains is only half of the job. To complete the job, you must also rinse away all of the cleaning agent and dry the surface thoroughly.
In those rare cases where everything else has failed, all is not lost. It may be time for professional assistance: Someone able to use nitric acid, (aqua fortis). This process is generally only required for industrial purposes and requires some one trained in its handling, application, and disposal.
If you have a tile floor in your kitchen, there is one more thing you need to know: Many of the products used to clean the grout between those tiles contain muriatic acid, which can damage stainless steel. Unfortunately, pre-venting direct contact between the two is not enough because fumes from those products can discolor the stainless finish. In short, to protect the finish of your appliances, do not use grout cleaners that contain muriatic acid.