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Question DetailsAsked on 6/8/2014

how to remove cat urine from stainless steel oven door?

I read that WD40 and scotch bright worked. It did not. Now I have spots that are lighter in color.
What can I do? besides buying a new oven door.

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You might try a product like Bar Keepers Friend. It is a dry product like Ajax or Comet but meant for cleaning and polishing metal. it contains oxalic acid and if it is a brushed finish you should rub in the direction of the grain. I would start out with a wet softer cloth than the scotch pad. It is unbelievable how strong and acid especially cat urine is and it may have discolored the stainless steel but it is worth trying the Bar Keepers Friend and it can be used on othe pots and pans in the kitchen plus I think it is still less than $2 at the grocery stores, Home Depot and I think Lowes also have it. It is in a gold can. The can is like the cardboard ones Ajax came in.

As an additional bit of info my stainless steel sink had some stains in it from an acid I was using to clean the faucet parts and it did not work right away but ater time the did dissapear.


Answered 5 years ago by ContractorDon


Going with the scotch brite probably was not the best initial approach - plain detergent probably would have handled it fine, so now you have a bright polish on that area - which looks lighter. The urine probably would not have "stained" the steel - what you way was probably just a surface stain that would have wiped off.

Before going with the aggressive method which Don suggests, which will likely work but could change the appearance of the stainless finish fairly dramatically, I would first try rubbing it with a paste of baking soda and a touch of vegetable or olive oil - that will remove many stains non-aggressively. Try to blend the lighter, more polished area out to the surrounding area, using a variable circular motion - not back and forth, unless you have a directional "grain" to the finish - in which case follow that direction back and forth.

If that does not work, it may be you will have to polish the entire surface the same as you did the spot, to make it all look the same.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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