Tips for care and cleanings your stainless steel dispensers to ensure the longest life for them.

Serra Stainless Steel Dispensers

Did You Know?

The corrosion resistance of Stainless Steel stems from an extremely thin but tenacious and self repairing passive film (chromium oxide) which forms on its surface.

This imparts the properties of stain resistance, non-tainting of food, hygiene, cleanability and aesthetic appearance which makes it the ideal choice for many high class products. Further, Stainless Steel does not chip, flake, graze, crack or break.

Stainless Steel will be unaffected by the normal conditions of everyday use. Routine simple gentle cleaning will reward the owner with a product which retains its properties and appearance throughout years of constant daily usage.

Because of its reputation for durability Stainless Steel is sometimes assumed to be indestructible, and therefore subjected to misuse or even abuse. Care should be taken to avoid such “abnormal” use.

Routine Cleaning

Clean Stainless Steel as often as experience dictates (i.e. when noticeably dull or dirty); and use the simplest cleaning procedure that will effectively “do the job”.

Use clean (hot) water with mild detergent solution. Apply with soft cloth or sponge. Rinse well and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Routine cleaning applied repeatedly over several days will often remove heavy soiling and staining which has occurred.

Routine simple, gentle and inexpensive cleaning will retain both the corrosion resistance and appearance of Stainless Steel through years of exposure and use.


  • Employ a regular cleaning routine rather than an occasional aggresive single cleaning
  • Only use a mild detergent or cleaners suitable for stainless steel
  • Always rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth as the final step in the cleaning procedure


  • Do not use coarse abrasive powders or chemicals
  • Do not use metallic scourers or brushes with metal bristles
  • Do not use "silver cleaners"
  • Do not use acids (except nitric acid in specific instances)