Having discussed the ways of keeping your major kitchen appliances safe from becoming rusty now let’s pass on to introducing you to the most efficient ways of cleaning rust off of them if it is already too late to avoid it.
There are some really easy and natural ways of cleaning rust without having to spend money on expensive rust cleaning detergents.
As it was mentioned in the first part of this article the modern appliances that are mostly made of stainless steel keep the rust away as long as possible however when the special layer that protects them from rust is damaged then you should start taking actions of cleaning it so as to keep your kitchen look good and your appliances at their best performance.
Below are the best and easiest ways of getting rid of rust on your appliances.
Cleaning Rust off of Your Home Appliances #1 Baking Soda and Water
It’s no news that baking soda can do magic and one of it is its ability to help clean the rusty appliances. All you need to do is mix baking soda and water – the amount of each should be equal to the other – and then with the help of a soft rag or sponge or a damp toothbrush rub the rust off. Try to rub the solution in the direction of the grain so as not to scratch the stainless steel surface of your appliance. Baking soda is itself a mild abrasive that will help in the rust cleaning greatly. After having fulfilled this process rinse the appliance with clean water and a clean soft cloth. For a better result apply a special cleaner.
You can as well make this solution with the baking soda and apply an oxalic acid containing cleaner instead of water.
Note: It is recommended to keep the solution that you have already rubbed on the rusty area of your appliance for some 20-30 minutes and then grind the rust off.
Cleaning Rust off of Your Home Appliances #2 Vinegar
Take a soft rag or again a soft sponge and pour a large amount of vinegar on them. Put all your efforts to remove the rust off of your stainless steel appliance by rubbing the vinegar covered sponge/rag onto the surface of the stainless steel.
This should help in cleaning rust completely.
Cleaning Rust off of Your Home Appliances #3 Baking Soda & Lemon Juice
Here is another great homemade solution recipe for cleaning rust off of your kitchen appliances. Make a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice made of equal amounts of each (same technique as with water and baking soda) and then using a damp, soft sponge, rug or toothbrush gently rub the rust off.
If the rust layer is comparatively tough, leave the solution on the steel surface for 20-30 minutes for better results. Clean the surface with water in the end.
Note: As already mentioned, keep in mind to rub all these solutions in the metal grain direction so as not to damage your stainless steel appliance by scratching it.
Cleaning rust off of your home appliances can actually be easy and cheap if you simply follow any of our tips!