Removing Salt Spots on Stainless Steel

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Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar

  • Baking soda

  • Cloths

Stainless steel commonly is used in the production of appliances.

Stainless steel is a metal alloy that contains at least 10.5 percent chromium. Although stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, it is not stain-proof. If salty water dries on a stainless steel surface, it usually leaves behind a white film. Remove salt spots from stainless steel by using cleaners that are effective yet safe for this surface. If you use harsh, abrasive products to clean stainless steel, you run the risk of making it susceptible to corrosion.


Step 1

Moisten a soft cloth with white vinegar.

Step 2

Dip the cloth into baking soda.

Step 3

Wipe off the salt spots with the cloth.

Step 4

Rinse the cloth under clean, running water, and use it to wipe off the area. This will remove any lingering residue from the baking soda.

Step 5

Dry the stainless steel surface with a lint-free cloth.