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Posted 31 July 2019 - 12:46 PM

Can anyone recommend a food grade stainless steel cleaner? Our handwash/utensil sinks are all made of stainless steel and cleaning them seems to be a pain. You can some residue and white streaks left on them. We currently just use soap and water and sometimes bleach, anyone recommend anything better? Thanks!


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 01:03 PM

Citric acid or Vinegar good? 


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 01:11 PM

Ive used vinegar before. Vinegar also helps remove rust.



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Posted 31 July 2019 - 01:15 PM

Can anyone recommend a food grade stainless steel cleaner? Our handwash/utensil sinks are all made of stainless steel and cleaning them seems to be a pain. You can some residue and white streaks left on them. We currently just use soap and water and sometimes bleach, anyone recommend anything better? Thanks!

 

So what kind of product do the residues derive from ?

 

How long do you soak the utensils ?


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 04:17 PM

Soap?

 

I like vinegar.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:01 PM

Is there a certain reason that you are looking for a food grade cleaner? Our company sells cleaners and sanitizers for the food industry, some are food grade, many are not. As long as you use a final rinse with potable water, a non-food grade cleaner can be used. There are ways to insure that the cleaner is effectively removed from the surface to ensure no food contamination.

 

When our customers have issues like yours, we recommend they send a sample into us so we can analyse the soil and find out what cleaner will work the best. Usually a acid cleaner is needed to wash away white streaks.



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:18 PM

Stay away from bleach on stainless it can corrode and pit it over time.  Low pH cleaner (acids) work well to shine the stainless and remove mineral stones.  If you need to remove grease, or other "stuff" use soap.  

 

If I were you I'd stick with soap and washing with that, then follow with rinse, and then an acid (vinegar works fine).  If you have an acid based sanitizer....that's two in one shot. :)





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