A guide to cleaning common types of metal

Om Enterprises: A guide to cleaning common types of metal

Some people think that taking care of metal is tedious work but we here at Om Enterprises beg to differ. Although it is indeed hard to maintain this material and prevent it from rusting, it gets easier once you know how to take care of them and that’s what we want to share with you in this blog.

One of the best things that you can do to prevent metal from getting damaged is to clean them properly. Some people don’t know how to clean metal because they know that water/moisture is the number one cause of rust. 

The problem is that they treat metal just as any other surface and clean them regularly which is bad considering that there are various types of metal. In this blog, we’re going to teach you the proper way to clean the most common ones so you don’t make the mistake of damaging them.

Stainless steel

Out of all the types of metal, stainless steel is the easiest to clean which is why they were first used in hospitals. Add to that its durability, it’s a no-brainer that it made its way to people’s homes. Nowadays, you’ll see it being used in utensils, pots, tanks, etc. and while they’re easy to clean this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wash them immediately.

When this metal comes in contact with different elements such as dirt, food and mud, it would be best to wash it immediately. This is because it will be harder to clean once these elements have settled on the surface.

Because this metal is easy to clean, it doesn’t take more than hot water and a soft and clean cotton cloth to wash it.

Chrome

You’d instantly recognize if a metal is a chrome once you see its shiny appearance. This property is why chrome is used in making various things such as pots, faucets, cooking pans and more. However, these metals aren’t 100% made out of chrome, sometimes it’s just a finish. It can still be easily damaged because it’s softer which is why you should treat it differently than any normal metal.

Cleaning chrome can be hard because it’s softer which is why you’d want to avoid getting them dirty in the first place. But if you do need to clean one, the most important thing to remember is to not use greasy water because it will get stained.

What you can do is fill your sink with a combination of water and dish soap and wash them thoroughly. Once you finish washing them make sure to dry them completely so that they don’t develop water spots.

Aluminium

Aluminium is one of the most common types of metal and you probably encounter them every day because they’re used in making utensils and electronics! What we’re going to focus on today however is the cutlery and utensils as they’re the most common ones that you’ll have.

The problem with aluminium is that it loses its shine over time due to oxidization. However, there’s no secret behind cleaning this metal as all it takes is some dish soap and water and make sure to wash it thoroughly where no grease will be left on the surface.

These are some tips on how to clean the three most common metals that you’ll encounter in your life. All in all, these three metals are fairly easy to clean. However, you should still treat them with care so that you can prolong their lifespan. Little things such as drying them thoroughly, not leaving grease, instantly cleaning them after they get dirty will go a long way.

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