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Video: How to Clean Stainless Steel

Posted on November 16, 2018 by James Florence

REDWOOD CITY — Host, Sarah Rutan: To keep your stainless steel appliances looking their best, you’ll need to know the right cleaning tools and procedures to use. Today we’re in Redwood City with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jennifer Young of Elite Pro Home Cleaning to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Jennifer Young: Today I’m going to give you a tip on an easy and affordable way to clean your stainless steel appliances. What most people don’t realize is that many of your commercial stainless steel cleaners that you buy in the store for $8 to $10 are really either harsh chemicals or made out of mineral oil. So a better more green and affordable way to do it is to basically just use baby oil. Read more

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Video: Solution for Stainless Steel Scratches

Posted on November 16, 2018 by James Florence

REDWOOD CITY — Host, Sarah Rutan: If your stainless steel appliances have scratches, you’ll be glad to know there’s an inexpensive repair solution. Today we’re in Redwood City with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Josh Young of Elite Pro Home Cleaning to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Josh Young: Many customers ask about how to get scratches off of stainless steel. Well, I found a very inexpensive way to do that. Amazon, for only $8 or at Home Depot there’s a kit called Rejuvenate. Rejuvenate is actually three levels of scouring pads that will help you smooth out the scratches on stainless steel. What comes with it is you have a light, Read more

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Stainless Steel Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Posted on November 16, 2018 by James Florence

REDWOOD CITY — Maintaining your stainless steel appliances can be challenging, but with the right tools and techniques, you can obtain good results. Consider the following tips for cleaning and scratch removal:

Cleaning stainless steel

Most commercial stainless steel cleaning products either contain harsh chemicals or are made with mineral oil. A Greener, more affordable option for cleaning your stainless steel appliances is baby oil. Not only is baby oil environmentally friendly, you probably already have some at home, so you’ll save money.

Before applying baby oil to a stainless steel appliance, you’ll need to prepare the surface. Moisten a towel with warm water, apply some dish soap and wipe down the stainless steel surface. Read more

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How to Simplify Microwave Cleaning

Posted on November 16, 2018 by James Florence

REDWOOD CITY — One important kitchen cleaning task is cleaning the inside of your microwave. However, this can be difficult if you’re dealing with food residue that has hardened onto the door and walls. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to take the frustration out of this task.

First, fill a glass bowl with water and add two tablespoons of distilled white vinegar. If desired, you can also add some lemon juice to give it a fresh scent. Put the bowl inside the microwave and set it to run at high power for about seven minutes.

This will generate steam inside of the microwave, which will loosen any hardened residue. Instead of having to scrub, Read more

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Video: Microwave Cleaning Hack

Posted on November 16, 2018 by James Florence

REDWOOD CITY — Host, Sarah Rutan: Do you dread cleaning your microwave? Then you’ll want to learn a helpful hack for simplifying the job. Today we’re in Redwood City with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jennifer Young of Elite Pro Home Cleaning to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Jennifer Young: In between your regular cleaning service it’s always good to maintain your microwave. Sometimes it can be difficult when food gets stuck on the turntable, or the door, or the walls. So here’s a quick tip for you: Fill up a glass bowl with water and add a couple of table spoons of white distilled vinegar. You could also add a little bit of lemon in there as well to give it a fresh scent. Read more

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Video: How to Clean Your Dishwasher

Posted on August 31, 2018 by James Florence

PETALUMA — Host, Sarah Rutan: Your dishwasher cleans your dishes, but sometimes it needs to be cleaned as well. To learn more, we’re in Petaluma with Ehsan Rezaee of Molly Maid of Sonoma County, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Hesam Rezaee.

Ehsan Rezaee: All right, I want to show you how to keep your dishwasher clean. Beyond the normal maintenance that’s spelled out in your dishwasher manual, sometimes a dishwasher needs cleaning. You will know it’s time to clean if your dishwasher begins to lose its effectiveness, or gets calcium stains from the hard water, or gives your dishes an odor. Or, whenever you notice mold in your dishwasher. Read more

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How (and When) to Clean Your Dishwasher

Posted on August 29, 2018 by James Florence

PETALUMA — Your dishwasher cleans your dishes, but sometimes it needs to be cleaned as well. Here are some signs that it’s time to clean your dishwasher:

  • Reduced effectiveness in washing
  • Calcium stains from the hard water
  • An unpleasant odor
  • Mold

If it seems your dishwasher is in need of cleaning, utilize the following method:

  • Fill a coffee cup with vinegar and place it on your dishwasher’s top rack. (The dishwasher should be otherwise empty.)
  • Sprinkle some baking soda inside the dishwasher.
  • Run the dishwasher on its heavy washing cycle.

After the cycle is finished, Read more

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