8 Ways to Protect Stainless Steel
Q. What are the recommended ways to protect and maintain stainless steel?
A. The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers recommends 8 Ways to Protect Stainless Steel, or, more specifically, 8 ways to make sure you don’t break down the “passivity film shield” of your stainless equipment. Corrosion and rust come when that shield breaks down due to “scrapes, scratches, water deposits, or chlorides.”
One key is using the correct detergent — “alkaline, alkaline chlorinated or non-chloride containing cleaners.” Alconox Inc.’s Citranox® and Citrajet® are both specially formulated for cleaning and restoring stainless steel.