GE Appliance - How to Clean Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has some unique cleaning characteristics. In order to keep your appliance looking like new, we recommend cleaning it with one of the following options.

 

General Cleaning:

  • For regular daily maintenance, use a solution of mild soap (dish soap) and water.

  • Use Cerama Bryte® stainless steel appliance cleaner on stainless steel exteriors or interiors. This can be purchased through GE Appliance Parts, 16 ounce bottle, GE Appliance part number PM10X311.

  • Use Cerama Bryte® stainless steel wipes. The wipes can be used to clean, polish and protect stainless steel surfaces for convenient touch ups and spot cleaning. This can be purchased through GE Appliance Parts, 35 wipes per canister, GE Appliance part number WX10X10004.

  • For heavy soils, use a paste of baking soda and water while rubbing with a soft cloth.

  • Do not use appliance wax, polish, bleach, steel wool, abrasives, ammonia, acids or commercial oven cleaners.

 

Other Cleaning Suggestions:

  • For appliances previously cleaned with a mineral oil based stainless cleaner: Before using the Cerama Bryte® stainless steel appliance cleaner, wash the surface with dish soap and water to remove oily residue. Then, use a generous amount of Cerama Bryte® stainless steel appliance cleaner to clean the appliance. Future cleanings require only the normal amount of Cerama Bryte®.

  • For rust, tarnish and small blemishes: Cleaners that contain Oxalic Acid such as Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser will remove rust, tarnish and small blemishes. Use only the liquid cleanser (free of grit) and be sure rub in the direction of the metal grain lines with a damp, soft sponge.

  • For discoloration: Use a stainless steel cleaner and polish in the direction of the brush marks with a soft sponge per the cleaning instructions in the Owner's Manual. Do not use an abrasive 'green' scrub pad as that can scratch the surface. This should remove the discoloration.

 

If the stainless steel is slightly scratched, using one of these cleaning methods can often help reduce the appearance of the scratches. For very visible scratches, there is not an approved repair method to cover the scratches.