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How do you clean a stainless silver extractor?

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MrsPear Tue 26-Mar-13 15:05:24

That is it it really. Thanks for any tips.

Oh and grease on the top of cabinet in the kitchen.

mummylin2495 Tue 26-Mar-13 15:19:21

You can use baby oil or something similar to clean stainless steel,even cooking oil. Just spread some on then give a good wipe with dry cloth or kitchen will come up lovely and shiny again.

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 26-Mar-13 19:39:32

They are easy to clean with a degreaser (Cillit Bang is good) but they're hard to get them all shiney and perfect - there will probably be streaks and smears unless you spend a long, long time polishing it. But, getting the dirt and grease off is doable with Cillit Bang.

The same product will work on the tops of the units.

MrsPear Wed 27-Mar-13 14:38:10

Thanks for the tips. Katy thanks for the replies on the other thread too. Emptied 3 kitchn cupboards and actually look clean which shows i can't be a complete slattern

unlucky83 Wed 27-Mar-13 14:52:25

Bicarb of soda - the best thing ever for this job.
Pour it on a worktop, dab a damp cloth in it and wipe with it ...then wipe off
Never some across anything near as good...fantastic!

KatyTheCleaningLady Wed 27-Mar-13 15:41:19

MrsPear, my house is a tip! I am a slattern in my own home!

EntWife Wed 27-Mar-13 16:06:04

Johnsons Baby Wipes. Cuts through the grease like butter. Also, really good for cleaning wooden floors. wink

fussychica Wed 27-Mar-13 19:03:36

ecloth for shine once it's clean & degreased.

DTisMYdoctor Wed 27-Mar-13 20:25:04

I second bicarb for degreasing. Wondrous stuff.

Imlostwithoutahope Thu 28-Mar-13 22:16:11

Wd40. Smells a bit but is brilliant for removing greasy mark and getting a even, clean silver finish again.
I use it on kitchen roll on my oven door, hob and cooker hood.

WillSingForCake Fri 29-Mar-13 14:49:35

I agree with EntWife - baby wipes are great for cleaning the extractor!

KatyTheCleaningLady Sat 30-Mar-13 09:45:21

I'm intrigued by the suggestions to use oil or WD40 to clean them. I would rather use my industrial-strength degreaser for cleaning, but it may be worth trying some WD 40 after cleaning in order to get the polish even and streak-free. That's the sort of thing that would really "wow" a customer.

TomDudgeon Sat 30-Mar-13 10:03:50

Even better than bicarbonate I recently discovered cream of tartar does a fantastic job

unlucky83 Sat 30-Mar-13 19:53:32

That's interesting - but makes sense - cream of tartar is an acid (bicarb - alkaline). Acid and alkaline work cos they both chemically change the grease.
The oil works cos grease is not soluble in water but is soluble in other fats ...I think that is probably why baby wipes work - the moisturisers in there... remember soap used to be made from animal fat - lard in fact!
Strong alcohol would work as well (but can think of better things to do with that) Apparently white spirit works really well too -but stinks and really not environmentally friendly -shouldn't put it down sink etc
Things like washing up liquid just provide chemicals which let oil particles stick together in little droplets in the water so they can be carried away in the dirty water....

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