Discover how to clean and maintain items with a nickel, gold-coloured, zinc, bronze (gunmetal) or brass finish, as well as objects that are silver-plated or comprised of polished stainless steel.
Wipe the silver-plated object with a feather duster or a soft cloth to remove any surface dirt or oil. Dip a clean cloth into silver polish and apply it in a thin film to the object. Gently rub the polish into the silver plating with a polishing cloth made for silver. If you rub too hard you may remove the thin layer of silver. Remove any excess silver polish with lukewarm water and a small amount of mild washing up liquid.
Wipe the steel down with a soft dry cloth. To remove fingerprints and other grease or dirt we recommend using a foam cleaner.
Dust polished stainless steel and metal finishes periodically with a feather duster, a synthetic electrostatic duster, or a soft clean cloth or microfiber towel. Remove stubborn stains with clean water or a mild household cleaner such as Pledge Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner. Never use hot water or caustic chemicals containing ammonium, chlorine, solvents, or adhesive removers. Avoid paper towels, squeegees, steel wool, scouring pads, razor blades, scrapers, and the like.
Use a soft clean cloth and apply a small amount of the diluted cleaner directly to the cloth and then gently wipe the surface. Remove any cleaner residue with a clean cloth dampened with water, then wipe dry. If the finish is not altered or transferred to the cloth, then you can continue with cleaning the rest of the product. Complete the process by removing any cleaner residue with a clean cloth dampened with tepid water, then dry with a clean cloth. Do not let air dry.
Regularly polish metal finished parts with products that are made specifically for the care of polished metals, or with vinegar. Polish with undiluted vinegar on items with heavy staining. Spray the vinegar over the item until it’s thinly covered or moisten a soft cloth in vinegar and rub it. For light polishing, dilute vinegar with water (1/2 cup of vinegar for every quart of lukewarm water).