Cleaning Stainless Steel

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Removing Rust and Scale

Food grade deep cleaners, Citranox® and Citrajet®, first remove the grease barrier that citrus-based cleaners simply can’t break through. Then, they attack scale and rust, eradicating all traces of it. Finally, they rinse clean leaving behind the conditions necessary for the stainless to ‘heal itself’ (through a process known as repassivation) so that the problem doesn’t instantly reappear.

How to Clean Small Areas of Stainless Steel with Corrosion using Citranox®:

  1. Use 2 Cups Citranox® per 6 Cups of hot water.
  2. Using a mild abrasive pad, clean corroded areas until corrosion is gone.
  3. Rinse immediately with fresh water.

How to Clean Large Areas of Stainless Steel using using Citranox®:

  1. Wear protective gloves and eyewear.
  2. Make a fresh 1 – 2% solution (3 – 5 Tbsp. per gal., 1 1/4 – 2 1/2 oz. per gal. or 10 – 20 ml per liter) hot water.
  3. For difficult soils, raise water temperature and use more detergent.
  4. Clean by soak or manual.
  5. RINSE THOROUGHLY—preferably with running water. (For critical cleaning, do final or all rinsing in distilled, deionized or purified water.)
  6. For food contact surfaces, rinse with potable water.

How to Clean Stainless Equipment with Citrajet®:

  1. Wear protective gloves and eyewear.
  2. Make a fresh 1 – 2% solution (3 – 5 Tbsp. per gal., 1 1/4 – 2 1/2 oz. per gal. or 10 – 20 ml per liter) hot water.
  3. For difficult soils, raise water temperature and use more detergent.
  4. Clean by manual, soak, or onboard mechanized wash systems. Not for spray machines, will foam.
  5. RINSE THOROUGHLY—preferably with running water. (For critical cleaning, do final or all rinsing in distilled, deionized or purified water.)
  6. For food contact surfaces, rinse with potable water.

How to Clean Non-Food Contact Stainless Steel in the Commercial Kitchen using Alconox®:

  1. Use 2 Tsp. Alconox® powder per gallon of hot water.
  2. Use a brush or sponge to clean the steel.
  3. Rinse with fresh water.

How to Clean Metal Surfaces with Liquinox®:

Examples: Floors, counter tops, tabletops, and cooking prep surfaces.

  1. Add 2/3 cup of Liquinox detergent to 4 gallons of warm water.
  2. Mop, wipe, and brush surface.
  3. Rinse and wipe dry.

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