Asked on Nov 6, 2019

How can I remove scratches on stainless steel appliances ?

Dianacirce70Linda SikutSam Peterson


Magnets on my refrigerator have left scratches when they were moved by sliding. Stainless appliance cleaner does not remove them. Any suggestions?

5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Nov 6, 2019

    No sorry, once scratched they're scratched.

  • Mogie
    on Nov 7, 2019

    If the scratches are light try some auto rubbing compound.

  • Sam Peterson
    Sam Peterson
    on Nov 7, 2019

    The scratches can be buffed out.

  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Nov 7, 2019

    Hi Mary,

    One thing that I found out about stainless steel is that it needs to occasionally be oiled to look it's best - just like wood. I don't do it a lot, but when I do, I first make a paste of baking soda and water to thoroughly clean the area. Clean with the "grain" of the stainless steel. Wash off all of the baking soda with water and dry, then polish the stainless steel using circular movements. That should make it sparkle. Wishing you the best.

  • Dianacirce70
    on Nov 11, 2019

    You can try an 00 grade steel wool and stainless steel polish, but use a very light touch or you'll cause more scratches

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