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Whether your cleaning challenge is in the kitchen or garage, our cleaning experts are here to help you.  Below are some of the tips they’ve passed on to the readers of our newsletter.  Browse through them.  If you have a question that’s not answered here or elsewhere on the site, our experts would be happy to help.

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Cleaning your treasures for the Holidays

Susan from Long Branch, New Jersey was cleaning her Holiday decorations and ran into a problem. “I have a number of little liquor tags in sterling silver that hang around crystal decanters. I use Tarn-X ® Silver Polish on the tags, but I am not sure how to clean the small tarnished chains. Could I dip them in the jewelry cleaner? Thanks for your help and advice.”

Susan, our Tarn-X ® Jewelry Cleaner does not contain any ingredients to remove tarnish. However, our Tarn-X ® Tarnish Remover does, but you would need to be careful with the chains. The tarnish remover, if not completely removed from the links, could dry and create a film. Prior to using Tarn-X, wash any dirt and grime off of the chains with hot soapy water. Rinse with cold water and wipe dry before using Tarn-X. While wearing rubber gloves, dip the chains in Tarn-X, rinse, wipe and the tarnish will disappear. After using Tarn-X, always remember to rinse immediately with cold water and hand dry with a soft cloth.

Getting rid of the streaks on stainless steel appliances

Carla from Bennington, Nebraska was having problems with streaks on her appliances when she used another brand of stainless steel cleaner. “LOVE your CLR ® Stainless Steel Cleaner!!! I was using another brand and regretting the streaky look of my stainless steel appliances. I found your product at Menards and will recommend it to everyone I know. Perfect product; well done!”

Carla, you can use our cleaner on any stainless steel product. CLR Stainless Steel Cleaner removes dirt, residue and fingerprints from refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, grills, small appliances and more. Before beginning to clean, always test the spray on a small, hidden area of the surface you wish to clean. To clean any of your appliances, spray the entire surface and wipe, following the grain of the stainless steel, using a clean, soft cloth. When you are finished cleaning, as you have seen, you’ll have a streak-free, shiny protective barrier that repels fingerprints, dust, dirt and grime.

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